The Landlord Association: Follow two simple steps when letting a property

🕔08:08, 28.Mar 2013

If your tenant slips on a poorly tiled floor and injures themselves, you, the landlord, need to make sure you are covered in case they decide to make a claim against you. Standard household insurance won’t suffice. The moment you

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Are letting agents worth the money?

🕔10:29, 25.Mar 2013

Buy-to-let investors have traditionally had two choices when it comes to finding tenants and managing properties – pay a letting agent a sizeable fee or do it themselves. Lettings agents will typically offer a “let-only” service, where they will find,

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Government efforts has given buy to let investors "arbitrage of immediate return"

🕔17:26, 24.Mar 2013

Rightmove says government efforts to bolster lending had created an “arbitrage of immediate return”. Britain’s biggest property listings website today said investors were piling into buy-to-let for “blindingly good returns” after the government’s efforts to bolster lending had created an

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Property Investment is a free for all Buffett

🕔13:07, 20.Mar 2013

We are hard-wired to run from danger, which made sense when our principal concern was not getting eaten but is less helpful today when trying to make money in the markets. The first reminder came in Warren Buffett’s annual letter

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Top 5 tips for buy to let investors

🕔08:54, 16.Mar 2013

Robbie Fowler, the former Liverpool and England footballer, set up a “property academy” for would-be investors after becoming one of the biggest private landlords in the North West. He is estimated to be worth £28m. But you don’t necessarily need

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Anyone can be part of the latest buy to let boom, from single mothers to accountants…

🕔09:12, 13.Mar 2013

Capital to spare? Then you have almost certainly considered buying to let. It is as popular today as it was in the heady years leading up to the credit crunch. But if it was controversial then, it is even more

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Landlord possession claims continue to rise

🕔19:23, 10.Mar 2013

The government’s latest Court statistics show that there were 103,329 landlord claims in 2012 that led to an order for possession being made and it is estimated that between 67 and 80% of claims led to a possession order. The

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Buy to let school set up by Robbie Fowler

🕔12:49, 10.Mar 2013

Robbie Fowler, the former Premier League footballer, has launched a “property academy” to teach the secrets of buy-to-let investing. The former Liverpool star, who is said to be worth £28m, built a portfolio of properties across the North West during

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Ex Tennant in arrears

🕔12:59, 9.Mar 2013

My ex tennant is 3 months in arrears and I have already contacted him with a chance to provide a payment plan. He has not done so, therefore I am now forced to take the next steps. He is a

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Can I sell my house?

🕔15:41, 7.Mar 2013

I have tenants in my house on an AST which commenced 26th October 2012 for 1 year. Recently they have started to mess me about with the rent, Missed Feb completely, £50 short in April and now £250 short in

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Boiler and Agent Problems

🕔09:10, 7.Mar 2013

Hi, I would be grateful if you could advise me on this issue. I am a new landlady and as such asked for a letting agent to manage the property. Once things started to happen with finding a tenant I

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Tenant negligence over a faulty boiler

🕔16:41, 5.Mar 2013

My tenant let me know that the water was going cold while she was having a shower, and that she was resetting the boiler after each shower. I had taken out British Gas insurance for boiler problems, and offered either

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Banks and Building Societies seem to favour landlords

🕔10:49, 5.Mar 2013

This month, a reader in Yorkshire submitted the following question to our Personal Effects column: “I wish to avoid my investments being used to support the buy-to-let racket. Is there a building society that only loans for owner occupation rather

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My letting agent is no longer trading.

🕔14:17, 4.Mar 2013


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