Landlords

The Private Rental Sector vs. Social Housing

The Private Rental Sector vs. Social Housing

Are private property rentals really of a higher standard than social housing? The quality of social housing and renting a house in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) has been in the news over the last few months, after Prince Charles delivered the Queen’s speech in parliament in May and revealed plans to overhaul the government’s …

Property Prices Falling: Is now the time to invest?

Property Prices Falling: Is now the time to invest?

So, is now the right time to invest in property, or should you wait for prices to fall? According to Rightmove, the average asking price is up 0.4% to £369,968. In London, the average has risen to £692,828. Yet property expert Tim Bannister says that while the market remains ‘hot’ right now, it is ‘moving …

7 Ways to Prepare for the Next Energy Price Hike

7 Ways to Prepare for the Next Energy Price Hike

The energy price crisis is far from over and is going to hit us all, so how can we prepare? Bills are set to rise again in October 2022 and January 2023 against the backdrop of the cost-of-living-crisis, our bank balances are really feeling the sting. But these seven actions could help you save a …

Is Your Own Workspace the Key to a Happy Work From Home Life?

Is Your Own Workspace the Key to a Happy Work From Home Life?

Thanks to Covid, millions of us began working from home in March 2020 – but has this affected an otherwise happy home life? Almost overnight homes had to adapt to become workspaces, and partners and housemates became co-workers. The hourly commute was swapped for a few seconds’ walk to the home desk; train fare and …

Post Pandemic Renting: What do renters want?

Post Pandemic Renting: What do renters want?

We all knew the world would change after the pandemic, but has what renters are looking for in a home changed too? Our lives have either changed or been shaped in a variety of ways by Covid – and some changes, which were forced upon us, are here to stay. Times have changed and things …

Splitting Your Assets: What you need to know

Splitting Your Assets: What you need to know

How do you split your property assets when you split up or someone dies? If you have bought a property with a partner, friend or family member, and then you split up or they pass away, what should you do? Sadly, we can’t solve your relationship problems, but we can offer some advice on your …

How to Get on the Property Ladder

How to Get on the Property Ladder

It’s becoming ever harder to get on the property ladder, so how can you get onto that first rung? The average age of a first time buyer in the UK is 34, with the pandemic and the rising cost-of-living pushing the possibility of being a home-owner to later in life than many would prefer. Before …

The Rise of the New Rental: What is BTR?

The Rise of the New Rental: What is BTR?

The rise of the new rental (also known as BTR) is ushering in a whole new lifestyle for young professionals looking for more from their homes. After all, wouldn’t life be great if your new place to rent came with more than just your own four walls? Well, welcome the rise of the ‘new rental’, …

Void Periods: Everything you need to know

Void Periods: Everything you need to know

Void periods are enough to send a shiver down a landlord’s spine. So how can you minimise the risk? A void period is a stretch of time when your property is unoccupied – literally void. There can be a couple of reasons for this: Renovation. You may be doing some work to the property before …

Should You Sell Up or Rent Out?

Should You Sell Up or Rent Out?

So you’re looking to move on to a new home and you’re not sure if you should sell your current home or rent it out. There are a growing number of people who are looking to move, but who either can’t or don’t want to sell their house. While traditionally home owners would sell their …