68 Posts for Lettings

200,000+ unoccupied homes in England

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There are currently more than 200,000 properties sitting vacant in England. That’s nearly 1% of the total number of properties in the entire country. But, with a growing population, why are so many homes remaining unoccupied? This new study from...


Affordability of famous houses – how realistic are these?

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When we watch our favourite TV shows or movies, we are often in awe (ok, let’s be honest and call it envy!) of the magnificent houses which the stars live in. Canstar, Australia’s biggest financial comparison site, have taken a...


The Best and Worst Home Improvements

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A new report shows the home improvements which add value to a property and those which could end up leaving you shortchanged. HomeProtect has teamed-up with Jason Orme, an expert self-builder, to give homeowners an indication of average costs for renovations...


Tilt Origin customer, Student Housing, expands their agency

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Lincoln students, Harry Conti and Marcus Askam-Yates, approached Tilt Property Software back in the summer of 2015. Having experienced the poor standard of local student accommodation first-hand, their vision was for a letting agency to transform the way student property...


What property suits your personality?

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Do you know what home is right for you? Gordon & Co have found that lifestyle choices are the best criteria when picking the perfect place to call your own – whether you prefer dining out or take away, going to the...


How to increase the occupancy rate of your rental properties

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If you have a property – or multiple properties – to rent, you know how important it is to keep your quality tenants. Ideally, they’ll be communicative, and take care of your property.  Unfortunately, keeping quality tenants isn’t the only problem...


New BTL Landlords Advised To Get To Know Tenants

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Research by Upad has shown that one of the biggest pieces of advice that experienced landlords would give is to get to know tenants, even when using a letting agent. However, the most common advice was concerned with finances. More...


How To Make The Most Of Your Properties For The Year Ahead

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Increasing the rental value of your properties is the most effective way to squeeze the most from your investments. You can increase the rental value with some outlay, or simply just some quick thinking. This guest post is from Siobhan O’Reilly,...


5 ways to inexpensively furnish your buy-to-let property

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A buy-to-let property is bought for the sole purpose of letting it out to other tenants. And though choosing to furnish it may initially take more time, effort and money, there are many reasons why this can be beneficial in the...


Top DIY tips for landlords

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Whether you’re managing one property or are in possession of a sprawling portfolio, maintenance and upkeep costs can quickly add up. If you want to keep your properties in good shape while still retaining a healthy bottom line, the best...


Top tips to avoid winter plumbing problems

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Burst pipes and blocked drains are a pain at the best of times, but with winter rapidly approaching, it is even more important to avoid plumbing issues in your properties. While plumbing disasters can happen at any time of year,...


5 things to consider when becoming a landlord

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Despite some tax and legislative knock-backs, the private rented sector is booming, and provides a potentially valuable source of income for new landlords. But becoming a landlord for the first time can be daunting. There’s a lot to consider, and...