Blog - Residential lettings
Friday, November 9, 2018
If you are letting a property, you’ll know that keeping on top of maintenance and compliance with new regulations and legislation can be a real headache at the best of times. If you are new to letting it can seem daunting and even if you’re an experienced landlord, if you’re letting several properties, you may simply not have the time to juggle everything. So what are the options?
Thursday, September 27, 2018
To keep up with ‘Generation Rent’, as it has been labelled by the media, there is ongoing strong demand for landlords to provide affordable, quality rental properties. In spite of the many legislation and tax changes for private landlords over the last few years, investment property remains attractive over the longer term especially if landlords can find help with their legal liabilities. The Frost Partnership can advise on what type of property to buy and the best locations to make the most of letting; here are some tips to bear in mind if you are thinking of investing in property to let in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Middlesex.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
An increasing number of young people (46% of 25- 34-year-olds) now rent their home, whilst saving for that all important first foot on the property ladder. Renting certainly has its merits, including greater choice of location, but restrictions often limit what you can do to make the property “your own” and feel like home. All it takes is a little inspiration to transform your rented home from bland to beautiful without upsetting the landlord and without splashing cash you won’t get back. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
The number of Buy to Let (BTL) mortgage products available has exceeded 2,000 for the very first time, in spite of the new financial regulations and obligations that landlords face. Independent mortgage market monitoring service Moneyfacts, has identified 2,022 different BTL mortgage products – a 20% increase in the last 12 months.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
ARLA believes that thousands of landlords are simply not prepared for the new energy efficiency regulations that come into effect this Sunday. It’s no joke! From 1st April all “new let” rental properties, including renewals, must comply with the government’s minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES). Every BTL will need to have a minimum EPC rating of E to ensure that tenants have better insulated homes.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
With current low savings interest rates, many investors have sought alternative investment options and actively considered buy-to-let (BTL). Since 2016, however, UK landlords in the private rental sector have faced a number of tax changes, potentially making it harder to profit from buy-to-let; a 3% surcharge in capital gains tax on new BTL purchases and a reduction in the tax relief that can be claimed against mortgage costs, coupled with tighter lending standards, have lowered profit margins.