5 Tips To Reduce Buy-To-Let Premiums


Ben Franklin said that two things in life are certain: death and taxes. If you’re a buy-to-let landlord, you can go ahead and add insurance to that list too. But monthly insurance premiums needn’t cause quite as much heartache as they do right now. In this post I’ll be looking at five ways to potentially...

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Fostering The Perfect Landlord/Tenant Relationship


You may recall in a previous post that I wrote about where to find tenants for your buy-to-let property. Today, I’ll be following that up with a post on a few ways to nurture your relationship with tenants on an ongoing basis. Professionalism Having a proper tenancy agreement in place is important not only to...

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5 Tools to Help Assess The Value Of A Buy-To-Let Property


Nobody likes being ripped off, and that’s never truer than when you’re dealing with a purchase that costs hundreds of thousands of pounds. The following tools can’t 100% guarantee that a property is not a dud (a post on that is coming soon), but can definitely help you out in your search for a buy-to-let...

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Free Property Software For Customers


In September of 2013, we launched the first version of Lodger—our property rental management tool. Two years later, Lodger is now only available to customers of Brokers Direct… for free. Lodger has been rebuilt from the ground up, with improved security and speed. Currently, users can add properties, see when rent is due, manage tenants...

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Where To Find Tenants


Pop quiz: When is a buy-to-let property less profitable than an ISA or investing? Answer: When it’s empty. Once the deal is done and you’ve got your property sorted, finding tenants should be your top priority. There’s no shortage of places to find tenants, but this quick guide is designed to give you an idea...

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5 Tips For Conducting House Viewings


Whether it’s to live in or buy-to-let, property is the biggest investment you’ll ever make so it pays dividends to be cautious. I recommend that you look at a property at least twice before you even think about making an offer. Even if you’re not of the mindset that what’s meant to be will be...

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