How to Set Rent at the Right Level and When, How often and by how much should you Increase Rents

How to set rent at the right level and when and how often should you increase rents and by how much? David Lawrenson of LettingFocus.com advises. How to Set Rent at the Right Level Obviously, a starting off point is Rightmove and Zoopla – what do properties like yours in the same area rent for? I’d suggest taking about 5% […]

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The accidental landlords exit

“Is the accidental landlord on his way to the exit?” asks David Lawrenson of private rent consultancy, www.LettingFocus.com. Recent research from Knight Frank, the consultancy and letting agency, suggests that the “accidental landlord” might be exiting from the private rented sector. According to a recent report from them, the number of new lettings at under £1,000 a week in London […]

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Can Using a property company save tax for landlords

Can using a property company save tax for landlords? Generally the answer is usually, yes! The focus of this piece is to look at the pros and cons of using a property company to save tax – for any new properties that you are buying. (Moving an existing property portfolio into a company structure is different, can be more challenging, […]

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HOW to Lower your buy to let mortgage costs

There is some good news for landlords – and it is coming from the mortgage market. Most landlords will be able to lower the costs of their buy to let mortgages if they shop around. Hooray! How to Lower your Buy to Let Mortgage Costs Strong competition between lenders on interest rates and a general easing of mortgage company’s previously […]

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How No Section 21 Notices could increase homelessness

Eviction specialist firm, Landlord Action are warning that scrapping Section 21 notices could severely impact tenants because it could lead to a rise in homelessness, writes David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com. How Scrapping Section 21 Notices Could Increase homelessness As we have written here before, a consultation is currently underway on the Government’s plans to scrap Section 21 and expand Section […]

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Labour plans for private landlords

David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com thinks Labour’s plans to force private landlords to sell to tenants – a sort of “private tenants right to buy” are unworkable – and they must surely know it. Labour Plans for Private Landlords Just when you thought it could not get any worse for private landlords and the private rented sector in general, a new […]

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Zero or Nil Tenancy Deposit Schemes

Zero or Nil Tenancy Deposit Schemes In the last month, another “Zero Tenancy Deposit Scheme” has been launched, but are they a good idea? Deposits are now limited to five weeks’ rent for all tenancies starting on or after 1st June 2019, by order of the recent Tenant Fees Act, (except for where annual rents are over £50,000, (where, for […]

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