Build to Rent

Build to Rent High deposits, affordability issues and rising house prices have made home ownership a pipe dream for those looking to get on the property ladder, and as a result, many people are opting for long-term rentals instead. Over the past 10 years, the number of renters in the UK has doubled, with around…

Renters’ guide to the new Tenant Fees Act

The law regarding charges for new tenants has changed. Are you up to speed? If you rent a property, you’ll need to know the ins and outs of the new Tenant Fees Act, which came into force on June 1st 2019. The new legislation applies to new tenancies as well as renewals of tenancies and…

Renting out your home on Airbnb

Renting out your home on Airbnb Renting out your home or spare room for short periods on Airbnb and other websites could provide you with a substantial second income. It can be a great way to boost your savings and you could even use it to fund some travel adventures of your own! Best of…

Our Guide to Landlord Insurance

If you rent out a residential property to tenants, then you should look at getting landlord insurance. It’s not a legal requirement but it’s worth serious consideration. Many people are unaware that in the event of a problem with your rental property, standard buildings and contents insurance won’t cover you. If you rent out a…

Investing in buy-to-let property

Investing in buy-to-let property Very simply, buy-to-let is the process of buying a property in order to rent it out to tenants. In recent years, the rental market has enjoyed a significant boom, as fewer people are choosing to buy or sell their homes, and opting to rent instead. Despite the healthy rental market, ‘buy-to-let’…

Buy-to-let mortgage guide

Buy-to-let mortgage guide Do you need a buy-to-let mortgage? Despite recent changes, designed to put the brakes on the booming ‘buy-to-let’ market, buying a property to rent out remains a popular choice for many investors. As a landlord, you’ll now pay more stamp duty and some tax breaks have been removed, but if you find…