Landlords who choose letting agents registered with ARLA Propertymark can be confident that their money is safe. Under the Client Momey aprotection scheme (CPM), all money is kept in a designated client account and these accounts are subject to annual, independant inspections.
End of tenancies can be a tricky path to navigate. Tenants would like their deposit funds returning straight after they have vacated, and landlords want to make sure the property is returned in pristine condition. This article sets out what deductions can be made against the deposit and why.
Aside from the basics - location, price, the minimum number of bedrooms, there are quite a few things to consider, most of which can all be found BEFORE a viewing. Here's our top 10 to help make a more informed choice.
If you are considering purchasing an investment property, it is essential that you take the time to identify the type of property which meets your investment needs. This guide will explain how to locate the right area, the correct type of property and suitable tenants
One often overlooked aspect of building, renting or selling a home is the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). It can sound like a small thing, and it's easy to forget about, especially if you have lived in your home a long time. However, it is more important than you might think to look into whether you need to get one done for your property.
A leasehold is a property agreement that allows an individual or company to "own" a property for a fixed period of time, after which the rights of ownership are returned to the landlord, who is known as the "freeholder". This is a particularly common option for flats, but can apply to houses as well.
While the answer to this is not as simple as it might appear at first, there are some general guidelines that it makes sense to keep in mind.If you are struggling to decide when to sell your property, here is what you should consider:
The tax situations of buy-to-let landlords are in constant flux these days, with various changes popping up just about every year in an effort to adjust to the housing crisis. So if you're thinking about setting up a limited company to handle your rental properties, here are some questions you will want to consider
One idea we hear occasionally is whether there is a benefit to instructing more than one agent at the same, especially when there is a need to sell or let a property quickly. As attractive as this approach sounds, it is not necessarily the way to go and there are a few myths that need squashing.
There's no denying it, browsing new homes is exciting and sometimes, it's easy to get carried away. Booking excessive viewings is something we often see but it can lead to 'buyers fatigue', and ultimately, your dream of a new home will stay just that. If you're serious about moving home, check out these 5 tips
As part of our service to landlords, we provide regular detailed statement of accounts for their properties in as clear and concise way as possible. There are various ways we do this and so this article sets out to explain how we can make reconciling your balances easier.
When it comes to renting your property quickly, there is one area that too often gets overshadowed by the old "location, location, location" philosophy: interior design. But it's well worth your time and money to focus a bit on sprucing up the property you are trying to rent out, so that your potential tenants see the very best of what you have got.
many landlords are beginning to need to look into alternative ways to finance their projects and make some progress in their rental endeavours. One of the most promising alternatives so far is a financial product called "bridging loans".
As agents based in the UK, we pay rental income to landlords regularly, however, if the landlord is considered a 'non-resident' UK landlord, its the responsibility of the agent to ensure tax affairs have been put in place. This is actually quite straightforward, but here's what you would need to know.
For a busy landlord, a quiet, uncomplaining tenant can seem like a gift – a gift that you wouldn’t want to spoil by calling them up and asking about problems. To many landlords, it sounds like looking for trouble. They don’t bother you, so why would you want to bother them? Let sleeping dogs lie, right? We sympathise. However, we also believe that regular inspections are absolutely necessary for any rental property.
One essential step that many new landlords forget is putting together a rental inventory of your property, before renting it out. While this is often overlooked, it is one of the best protections landlords can get against having to pay unnecessarily for damage to their property.
We're excited to announce that from the 1st May 2018 Chorlton based "South Manchester Flat Agency" (SMFA) have joined forces with Property Genius to bring further benefits to our new and existing clients.