Tenancy deposit protection

dealing with difficult tenants

Dealing with difficult tenants

The rental sector is booming, with 40% more people living in rented accommodation than in 2006. As someone who lives in a rented home, I can vouch for the fact that most of us are respectable people who will treat our landlords and their homes well. However, there are some loose canons as with everything,

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Understanding and calculating rental yield

Understanding and calculating rental yield

The buy to let market can be a really lucrative one, especially as demand has soared as more people are unable to make it onto the first rung of the property ladder. Understanding and calculating rental yield is important in making future decisions on your buy to let property purchase. Many people cannot afford to

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sheltered housing scheme

Sheltered housing schemes

Sheltered Housing is aimed at the over-60s, with some schemes being available to those aged 55 and over. Available to couples or those living alone, sheltered housing offers accommodation that supports independent living, with help on hand if it is needed. Properties are generally purpose-built on a secure complex that offers flats, bungalows and houses

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letting your house

Letting your house: Using a letting agent vs. DIY landlord

So, you’ve made the decision to enter the buy to let market or are letting your house. However, after buying a property and doing it up, you’ve still got one final big decision to make. Should you use a letting agent to let it out for you, or should you become a DIY landlord? Initially

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property maintenance

Property maintenance on your buy to let

Buying to let has a lot of advantages, but there’s no denying it can be an expensive business. Property maintenance on your buy to let is the main thing you’ll need to worry about – it can quickly add up to thousands of pounds each year. For this reason it’s recommended you set aside some

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help to buy

Buying or renting? The pros and cons

With the cost of buying a house rising faster than salaries and rent, it can be confusing trying to decide which option is best for you. We weigh up the pros and cons of buying versus renting. Counting up the costs Whether you are renting or buying, you are still entering into a legal agreement

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