Property Management Tips & Advice


The 5 things you should know about Tenancy Security Deposits

If you’re a property landlord looking to rent your buy-to-let property out, you’re going to be needing to take a security deposit to cover any damage or unforeseen expenses like rent arrears. However, it can be a little confusing about how much deposit to take, what to do with the money and what the law […]

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10 Reasons to Invest Property Right Now

People ask me a lot. Why did I get into property? Why do I continue to invest in property?My answer, is that, I look at the richest people on this planet, and I realised something, that is, that the wealthiest people, the richest people right across the planet, no matter what country they’re in, they’ve either […]

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Should you manage your property portfolio yourself or outsource it to a letting agency?

In this article, I thought we would talk through the differences between self-managing your portfolio or outsourcing it to a management company, and the pros and cons around each of those. When I started off from property, I used to self-managed myself. Then I started outsourcing it. Now, I have my own letting business that’s […]

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A Guide to HMO: Know Your Target Market

As we start the New Year you might be wondering about investing in HMOs for high cashflow and longterm wealth. I wouldn’t blame you! I’m planning on doing exactly the same, and this year we have a number of exciting HMO projects lined up. It took me just two and a half years to create […]

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What you should know before buying or selling property at auction

Auctions can be a great way to buy and sell property. Many perceive that this route involves extra risk, is complicated or requires specialist knowledge. But for many it can be a great way to access property ripe for development to which value can be added provided you know the rules and understand how the […]

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8 Valuable Lessons in 15 Years of Property Investing

Having been investing in property with my business partner since 2005, I always try to analyse the commonalities of people who succeed over the long term, and those who drift away. We can all learn something from everyone, and even despite owning/co-owning and managing over 700 properties, I learn something new everyday. Every successful property […]

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7 Tips to Help You Get Your Property Let Quickly

If you need to let your property fast, either because your have just completed on your purchase, or in between tenancies on a existing unit, then the most crucial aspect is to have the property quickly occupied by a paying tenant. Some units may take longer to let, but that will most likely be down […]

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A Guide to Property Finance: The Types of Funding & Where To Find Them

Funding is required for two elements: in basic terms, you have got to purchase a property which you intend to convert to a residential use normally. You therefore need to fund the purchase and the development. Together, the purchase and the development are collectively ‘the costs’ (along with professional, solicitors and legal fees). What we […]

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Landlords to face prosecution whose properties are ‘unfit for human habitation’

Secretary of State for Housing Sajid Javid has called for new legislation to give tenants the right to take legal action against landlords who fail in their duty to provide safe rented homes. At present time, local authorities have already been granted powers enabling them to eradicate on the minority of landlords who rent out […]

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5 Property management tips for landlords and property investors

For a property investor, whether novice or experienced, property management is a consideration. In a way, it sounds easy right? Find tenants, collect rent, make repairs, and renew tenancy agreements, Right? Wrong! Property Management is time consuming, frustrating and not at all easy. Property Management needs to be taken seriously, ignorance is no excuse and […]

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15 Fundamental Principles of Property Investing

You’re thinking about dipping your toe into the glamorous world of property investing, but before you do, its wise to analyse some key fundamentals of the investment itself. So what are the property fundamentals, and what makes them solid? Below are 15 points to consider when thinking of parting with your hard earned cash into […]

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10 new regulations and taxes, that are changing the property investing landscape

New regulations, tax changes,stamp duty surcharge, cap on mortgage interest relief & tighter lending for buy to let borrowers & portfolio landlords are changing the investing landscape. The informed and savvy investors who are clued up on their obligations and the new changes will continue to thrive & prosper while the amateur investors will get […]

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