6 Documents a Residential Landlord Should Keep

by Rizwan Osman on 3rd May 2022

Letting property can be an excellent way to generate valuable extra income or to fund your retirement. But being a residential landlord means that you have both legal responsibilities to fulfil and tax liabilities. And that means paperwork. It is crucial that you retain all documentation relating to your property and the rental income that it generates. Nobody relishes dealing with Read more…

Struggling to sell? Here's What You Might be Getting Wrong

by Rizwan Osman on 1st April 2022

Struggling to sell your property in Tooting? You may love your property, but if you’re struggling to sell it, what are you getting wrong? To sell a property successfully, you’ve got to put yourself in a buyer’s shoes. Potential purchasers will be online, searching the neighbourhood for the best buys and the most appealing places. You’re in a competition, and you’ve got to make Read more…

What to Consider When Investing in an HMO Property

by Rizwan Osman on 7th March 2022

Demand for affordable housing in London is higher than ever, and Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) offer a more affordable housing alternative to tenants. For investors, there is an awareness of the benefits of investing in an HMO property, perhaps as part of a more diverse portfolio, as monthly rental yields can be high. According to research from Mortgages for Business, in 2017 the Read more…

Tips for Achieving the Best Selling Prices for Buy-To-Let Properties

by Rizwan Osman on 7th February 2022

With the property market booming and sale prices at an all-time high, there has never been a better time to sell your buy-to-let investment. If you are a landlord thinking of cashing in on your investment, you'll want to achieve the best possible selling price. Read on for our top tips: Don’t forget the basics Declutter, repair, decorate, upgrade and make every viewing count, just as you Read more…

6 End of Tenancy Cleaning Tips

by Rizwan Osman on 4th January 2022

When you moved into your home, do you recall the excitement you felt? Do you remember the freshness of each room? Well, those memories need not be gone forever because now it’s time to move on and leave the place exactly as you found it for the next tenant to start their own memories. It’s time to roll up those sleeves and get end-of-tenancy-cleaning. Of course, it never hurts to call Read more…

4 Reasons Why Tenants Prefer Managed Properties

by Rizwan Osman on 29th November 2021

Surveys conducted by varies agencies in the UK have suggested that as many as 75% of tenants favour managed properties. At first glance, this situation may seem surprising, as you might imagine that both tenants and landlords would prefer to cut out the middle man. So, why are prospective tenants so keen to rent properties which are managed by letting agents? 1. The fear of rogue Read more…

How to Settle a Dispute with Tenants

by Rizwan Osman on 1st November 2021

Conflict does occasionally occur between landlords and their tenants. If this happens, the letting agent can often step in to assist with mediation. Landlords who experience discord with their tenants can benefit from advice and help from a mediator to achieve a peaceful resolution. Mediators are there to facilitate a dialogue between both parties. The following points may help untangle Read more…

How to Speed up the House Selling Process

by Rizwan Osman on 4th October 2021

If you have ever sold a property, you will know that it can be a stressful and drawn-out affair. Numerous factors can cause delays, a large and complex chain, unresponsive buyers and sellers and a solicitor who is overworked are just a few. However, there are things you can do to keep the sale moving. Here are nine tips to speed up your house sale. 1. Get your property ready for Read more…

How to Make Your Home Look Great on a Budget

by Rizwan Osman on 6th September 2021

Interiors experts offer plenty of advice for making home improvements – from loft conversions and new bathrooms to ripping out flooring and other transformational projects. But what happens if your budget doesn’t stretch to major renovations? If that sounds like you, don’t despair. There are affordable things you can do to add value to your home and maximise how you use your living Read more…

A Quick Guide to Stamp Duty

by Rizwan Osman on 2nd August 2021

If you’re buying a house, you need to factor the cost of stamp duty into your budget. There have been many changes to the tax, including the tapered end to the stamp duty holiday, so it is essential to understand how the tax works. Read on for our quick guide to stamp duty. What is stamp duty? Stamp duty is a one-off tax paid by the buyer of residential property in England and Northern Read more…