Landlords in England enjoying booming rental market

Landlords in England are enjoying a booming rental market, according to new research, with total rental payments exceeding £32 billion per year. The largest proportion of private rental income in England was collected in London, with a total of £14 billion collected by landlords in the capital. This figure represents 44% of the entire country’s rent and was more than the North East, East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and East Anglia combined. Outside of London, residents of Leeds pay the …

Landlord top tips for autumn

Whilst the sun may still be shining in many places, those chilly mornings are a clear sign that autumn is undeniably just around the corner.  This time of year is the perfect opportunity for landlords to schedule an inspection to check up on the condition of their buy to let, complete any niggling maintenance jobs and generally ensure that the property is in tip top shape before the winter weather kicks in.  Here are our top 5 tips for landlords …

Parents: How to invest in student property

Instead of throwing money away on rent, savvy parents are snapping up new-build buy-to-let properties near their child’s campus, as well as having peace of mind that your child will be staying in good quality accommodation, you can also make money by letting the other rooms to students, as well potentially profiting from capital appreciation when you decide to sell.   Parents looking to profit from their child’s education is still an emerging idea in the UK, but it has …