All Posts by Himansu Joshi

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Nine things that tenants want from your buy-to-let property

Never buy the home you want to live in − buy the property others want to rent

I recently met a buy-to-let investor who was experiencing a problem that is unfortunately not a rarity. He was finding it difficult to get a tenant. He’d tried dropping his rental price, cutting it to the bone. Nothing. He hadn’t had so much as a sniff. The truth of the matter is that he’d bought a dud. When I asked why he’d bought it, he answered, “Because it’s just the sort of property I’d love to live in.” He’d bought his ideal home instead of a property that others want to live in. When he carried out his property inspection and due diligence, he’d seen what he wanted to see and not what tenants would look for in rental homes. He hadn’t looked at the investment as a box that makes money. He hadn’t invested in a property that would appeal to a tenant. Consequently, he was left holding a costly baby. In this post, I’ll show you the nine things that today’s best tenants want from a home they rent. This knowledge will help you to identify the diamond properties and dismiss the duds. Read More
Birmingham Property Investment

6 Reasons you should buy investment property in Birmingham

A thriving economy, young population, and lack of supply, plus more

Birmingham is a firm favourite with property investors, and our research confirms it is one of the best places to invest in property UK. It benefits from fantastic and improving infrastructure (including High-Speed Rail on its way), demand for homes that is outstripping supply, and according to PwC and Demos is the fastest-improving city for quality of life in the UK. Here are six more reasons you should buy investment property in Birmingham. Read More
Buy to Let Profits

11 Tips to maximise BTL property investment profits

The higher your profits, the better your lifestyle

Whether investing for the first time or a seasoned property investor, you should set out with a business plan for each buy-to-let (BTL) property you purchase. The idea, surely, is to make as much money as possible with the least amount of effort. The more money you make, the closer you get to your life goals. The less effort you need to put in, the more time you’ll have to enjoy your life. Read More
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