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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...

Maximising your profits as a landlord

If you’re a buy-to-let investor, then maximising profits is already likely to be high on your priority list. But even if you’re an accidental landlord or view your rental property as a long-term investment that you plan to cash...

How to increase rent – the right way!

If you haven’t increased your tenant’s rent recently, it might be worth considering. Some landlords choose not to increase their rents for existing tenants, even if they stay for some years. Oddly, this can actually cause problems for both...

6 ways to make your property more eco-friendly

The Government has signed up the UK to reduce carbon emissions by more than any other similarly developed country by 2050. This target will undoubtedly impact the property market, given that “around 22% of the UK’s carbon emissions come...

Will house prices continue to rise?

According to the Government’s Land Registry house price index, the average house price across the UK increased by 10.2% in the year to March 2021. While that will be welcome news for many homeowners, it may feel a bit...