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First details of the ‘property portal’ for landlords and tenants

First details of the ‘property portal’ for landlords and tenants

First details of the ‘private rental portal’ revealed in last weeks’ Queen’s Speech have emerged. It is thought the portal will be similar to portals already in use in Wales and Scotland, but more comprehensive. These portals will use the address of each private rented property in England to create a database of homes and …

Top Tips for Budgeting as a Landlord

Top Tips for Budgeting as a Landlord

As a landlord, you’ve got a lot of finances to juggle, so what’s the best way to handle it all? When you become a landlord, it’s no longer just your own personal budget you have to worry about, you now have to balance the books for your business. And there’s quite a bit to keep …

Prince Charles reveals plan to overhaul housing policy in Queen’s speech

Prince Charles reveals plan to overhaul housing policy in Queen’s speech

Prince Charles reveals plan to overhaul housing policy in Queen’s speech Prince Charles has officially delivered the Queen’s Speech and opened Parliament today this week, with plans to overhaul the housing policy were among the 38 bills discussed.   The purpose of the Queen’s speech, which she had to ‘reluctantly’ pull out of due to ‘episodic …

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Should I write my own will?

Should I write my own will?

Why is it important to make a will? Our society tends not to talk about death, as it’s an upsetting topic, which is probably why fewer than 4 in 10 adults had made a will, as of 2020. But death is a natural part of life and it impacts a lot of what we do. …

New Plans Will See Landlords Forced to Rent Out Empty Shops

New Plans Will See Landlords Forced to Rent Out Empty Shops

The government has announced new plans to revive town centres and landlords with high street shops which have been empty for a year will be forced to rent them out. In the Queen’s Speech today (Tuesday 10th May), it is expected new legislation will be announced, which will allow pubs and restaurants to use pavements …

More than half of tenants anxious about renting

More than half of tenants anxious about renting

Why are more than half of tenants anxious about renting? New research has revealed that one in six tenants feel stressed or anxious because of their living situation. The new research from Admiral Home Insurance also shows that 62% of tenants feel that renting has a negative impact on their mental health. The research highlights …

What’s it Worth?: How should First-Time-Buyers choose their first home?

What’s it Worth?: How should First-Time-Buyers choose their first home?

As a first time buyer, have you ever wondered just what different properties are worth across the country? We’ve compared rent across the country to everyday luxuries, but we were curious about the buying price of properties across the UK. What are some of the most expensive properties and what makes them so pricey? And …

Right-to-Buy Under Consideration by PM

Right-to-Buy Under Consideration by PM

In a bid to improve home-ownership, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering a return of the right-to-buy scheme for housing association tenants  Young people today have long struggled to get on the housing ladder, due to rising rents and spiralling house prices. So Boris Johnson is looking at the Thatcher era scheme, to give people …

Top Tips for Working with Diverse Communities

Top Tips for Working with Diverse Communities

As a landlord, you’ll meet loads of different people from many different backgrounds and it’s important to know how to work with them. Discrimination is sadly not a thing of the past and as we learn more about different identities, we have to update our language to match. As a landlord, whether you agree with …