Landlords

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

What crimes should landlords look out for?

What crimes should landlords look out for?

If you’re a landlord, have you ever considered the crimes that could be occurring in your property? We’ve broken down the scams that landlords are susceptible to, from insurance fraud to identity theft. But there are also crimes you and your property could be caught up in that you need to keep an eye out …

How to spot abuse in your properties

How to spot abuse in your properties

There are, unfortunately, a myriad of types of abuse that people can fall victim to – but how do you spot it? Due to lockdown, domestic abuse went up in 2020-21, with a 6% increase in reports.  As a landlord, you have a touchpoint with many people and the government has recommended that landlords could …

Premium Bonds, Property or Pension?: What is the smart investment choice?

Premium Bonds, Property or Pension?: What is the smart investment choice?

Are you thinking about investing in your future, but not sure where to start?  The best time to start investing in your future was yesterday. The second best time is today. As costs spiral ever higher, you might be focusing only on the here and now, which is understandable. But if you are thinking about …

Are disabled tenants unfairly discriminated against?

Are disabled tenants unfairly discriminated against?

It’s illegal to discriminate against disabled tenants, but are you doing it without even realising it? Most non-disabled people don’t even notice how difficult it is to navigate transport, roads and buildings if you are disabled, and when it comes to renting and buying, life can be even trickier.  According to the figures from the …

Why is Rent Rising?

Why is Rent Rising?

Rent in London increased by 5.8% in 2021 and is expected to go up 1% again in 2022. It won’t shock you to hear that London is the most expensive place to rent in the UK, with the average rental household spending a whopping £23,380 on rent every year. Once you add bills on top, …