Brighton offers one of the best rental yields in the UK
Private Finance’s latest guide to the UK’s buy-to-let hotspots has named Brighton as one of the best places for landlords to realise a profit.
Who tops the table?
In its survey of rental yields across the country there was no change at the top, with Liverpool
Is renting your property an attractive alternative to selling it?
Selling your property can be a real waiting game.
The HomeOwners Alliance have recently tracked how long it takes homes to sell across different parts of England and Wales.
They suggest that the average time for a property to go under offer is 61 days. That’s two months!
Brighton and Hove landlords come out in opposition to the council’s new licensing scheme
A new licensing scheme will come into effect for landlords in Brighton and Hove this March. And it’s going to cost landlords £1,600 in its first year.
It is estimated that the licensing scheme will affect more than 3,000 landlords. Anyone who rents
It is going to be one of the biggest challenges that will face landlords in 2017: rental arrears.
Most UK landlords have had to deal with the non-payment or late payment of rent. And it looks like things are about to get worse.
Let’s explain why and then let’s show you how you can overcome this problem.
Imagine your ideal Christmas present.
For many landlords it would probably be a property that always paid them rent, regardless of whether it had tenants in it or not.
Let’s face it, finding and keeping tenants is never easy. And it’s getting harder.
Due to the stamp duty hike threshold in March 2016, many landlords brought forward their
In his Autumn Statement Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced that letting agents’ fees can no longer be charged to tenants.
As it stands tenants can be charged fees for administrative work that includes taking up references and making credit or immigration checks.
The unspoken assumption that these fees should be passed on to landlords instead makes this another
In my last Brexit article I noted that the decision to leave the EU will immediately usher in a period of great uncertainty.
This represents a far from ideal situation for any investor – and this is particularly the case for landlords.
In this article I’d like to map out the areas that will be most critical
Breaking up is so hard to do
The UK vote to leave the European Union left many landlords, even those who had so confidently voted ‘Leave’, in shock.
Despite London, Scotland and Northern Ireland all voting to stay in the EU, the ‘Remain’ votes overall secured only 48% of British votes.
The ‘Leave’ votes had it with 52%.
HMO license requirements are being extended
If you rent out a property in Brighton, there are changes afoot that could well affect you. Brighton & Hove City Council is proposing further licensing requirements for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) across the city.
What is HMO licensing?
Licensing is the need for landlords to register their properties with the
Some surprising statistics about rent in Brighton
Did you know that over a quarter of all housing in Brighton is in the private rental sector? That’s almost double the national average.
Did you also know that Brighton is now chasing hot on the heels of London for the dubious accolade of the most expensive place to rent