Second home owner? Get ready for a holiday let crackdown
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Second home owner? Get ready for a holiday let crackdown
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on June 27, 2022

New proposals from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities are targeting the second home owner.

Buy-to-let reforms: what they mean for landlords
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Buy-to-let reforms: what they mean for landlords
Posted by Ben Locker on June 20, 2022

The government’s white paper, ‘A fairer private rented sector’, outlines buy-to-let reforms that will have major implications for landlords.

The Rent a Room Scheme – a brief guide
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The Rent a Room Scheme – a brief guide
Posted by Karen Jones on May 9, 2022

Did you know that, if you rent furnished accommodation in your main home, you could earn £7,500 tax free under the Rent a Room scheme?

Landlords: how to avoid a Rent Repayment Order
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Landlords: how to avoid a Rent Repayment Order
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on May 5, 2022

In some circumstances, tenants can claim a Rent Repayment Order of up to a year’s rent. We explain how this works – and how to avoid it.

Is build-to-rent pushing smaller landlords out of the BTL market?
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Is build-to-rent pushing smaller landlords out of the BTL market?
Posted by Ben Locker on May 3, 2022

The number of build-to-rent properties in the UK is rising rapidly. But is their rise beginning to push smaller landlords out of the market?

Green mortgages – are you eligible for cheaper buy-to-let finance?
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Green mortgages – are you eligible for cheaper buy-to-let finance?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on April 20, 2022

Did you know that landlords can get lower interest rates or cashback with green mortgages? We explain what they are and how to get them.

High yield buy-to-let areas revealed in new index
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High yield buy-to-let areas revealed in new index
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on April 13, 2022

New figures released by Hamptons reveal the most high yield buy-to-let areas in the UK. But is it worth investing further from home?

Should I increase rent on my buy-to-let properties?
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Should I increase rent on my buy-to-let properties?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on April 4, 2022

If you are a landlord, you may be wondering: “Should I increase rent on my buy-to-let properties?” We look at the advantages and pitfalls.

Up to 300% council tax increase on second homes
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Up to 300% council tax increase on second homes
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on March 7, 2022

From next year in Wales, local authorities can apply up to a 300% council tax increase on second homes. Will the rest of the UK follow suit?

Study reveals how many new rental properties the UK will need annually
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Study reveals how many new rental properties the UK will need annually
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on March 2, 2022

The UK many need 230,000 new rental properties each year – yet landlords are selling up. Is it worth expanding your portfolio to meet demand?

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