Category Archives for "Letting a property"

Nine tips to avoid void periods and maximise buy-to-let profits

Build a void period strategy to increase your buy-to-let profits Recent news shows research shows that 35% of UK landlords have experienced a void period in the first quarter of 2018. However, the average tenancy is 18 months, and the average void period is 22 days. Some landlords suffer from a constant merry-go-round of tenancies […]

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Savvy buy-to-let investors make sure they invest in landlord insurance

The essential low-cost risk mitigation strategy When it comes to buy-to-let property, giving someone the run of your property can be daunting. I mean, you don’t even trust your best mate to drive your car. How are you expected to trust people you may never have met to take proper care of your investment property? […]

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What property investors can learn from DIY homeowners

Worthwhile advice from a UK insurer What do bank holidays mean to you? A day by the seaside? Quality time with family? A session on the river bank, hunting that elusive record roach? A romantic weekend away? According to new research, almost 4 in 10 homeowners plan their bank holiday weekends around DIY home maintenance. […]

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7 essential property investor strategies to stay profitable when rents fall

Proactive landlords will remainsuccessful in tough times For the first time in around eight years, rents have fallen across the UK for two months running, and three months in London. For the savvy property investor, this does not have to be the end of the world or their passive profits. If you know the right […]

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Six questions that answer how to invest in property

What you should ask to develop the best property investment strategy How to invest in property depends upon several factors. How do you decide whether you should invest in buy-to-let (BTL) residential investment property, off-plan property, or student accommodation, for example? Are hotel rooms better to invest in than BTL? Should you buy unloved properties, […]

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27 ways to increase your buy-to-let investment rental yield

Easy fixes to maximise your rental profits from all buy-to-let properties Buy-to-let investment has become a little more difficult over the last 12 months, thanks mostly to the UK property tax changes made in recent years. To retain profitability, some investors are setting up limited companies to buy property in the UK. It might reduce […]

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Crush tenant turnover before it crushes your residential investment property profit

Strategies to get and keep the best tenants and maximise buy-to-let profits Residential investment property owners have several common issues. One of these is the cost of tenant turnover. However long the void period, getting a new tenant is expensive. If your tenants are constantly changing, it is probably down to one of three reasons. […]

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