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Landlord licensing – everything you need to know

Landlord licensing was introduced in England and Wales in 2006 with the original aim to raise safety standards and reduce the number of house fires in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). Over time, the government has adjusted the aim...

How to increase a property’s value (by up to 20%!)

Through the second half of 2020 and the first half of 2021, average property prices have been rising. Some indices, including Nationwide, are quoting double-digit increases, while others (e.g Hometrack) suggest a more muted rise of 5%. It’s important...

A guide on how to create and let HMOs

Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) are becoming increasingly popular for property investors. According to Zoopla, the average gross yield is 5.2%, but when renting rooms individually as opposed to letting the whole property as a single unit, you can...

How to get on the property ladder

Today’s property market is likely to feel a little challenging for anyone looking to buy their first home. Properties are being sold pretty quickly – some within days of them coming onto the market. The good news is that...