Evicting a tenant – Section 8 or Section 21

It is a fact of landlord-life that if you have been doing it for long enough, at some point you will have non-paying tenants.  While there are various strategies for dealing with late or non-payment of rent, in some cases you will have no option but to ask the tenants to leave. You have two… Read More »

Deposit Schemes – Custodial vs Insurance-based

Deposit schemes come in two forms and all three schemes (Deposit Protection Service, MyDeposits and Tenancy Deposit Scheme) offer both. Custodial Scheme With this type of scheme, the deposit is transferred to the scheme who will hold it for the duration of the tenancy.  At the end of the tenancy, the deposit is released according… Read More »

Due diligence on an area

Once you have found an area that meets your key criteria in terms of what you are looking for, you need to delve deeper to get an understanding of the locality.  There are many ways that you can do this.  Some can be done in the comfort of your own home while others will require… Read More »

Buy to let – where to invest?

For our first blog post, we are going to take a look at how you go about deciding where to invest and what type of property to invest in.  Hopefully, this article will give you an idea of the things you need to be thinking of when buying a Buy to let property for the first time.… Read More »