Buy-To-Let Beginner? Get It Right First Time With Our Expert Tips For New Landlords
Have you wondered about becoming a landlord but aren't sure whether it's still worth it or even your kind of thing? Well, you're in the right place!
Chain Reaction - Beat The Current Legal Delays And Stop Your Sale Falling Through
We might be in the middle of July with the hottest temperatures on record, but did you know it's only 153 days until Christmas Day? If you think it's too soon to mention it, bear with us!
Renters Reform Bill : Bad News For Landlords, Or Long Overdue Fairness For Everyone?
There’s been a flurry of news and commentary since the Government announced its Renters Reform Bill. Representing the biggest changes to the private rental sector in 30 years, the Bill is set for introduction to Parliament before March 2023, with a view to becoming law by early 2024.
Doing It For The Kids: Building A Buy-To-Let Legacy For You & Your Family's Future
People will always need homes, which makes buy-to-let one of the safest investment strategies around. Property has stood the test of time as a solid way to create wealth and while nobody can predict what lies ahead, there are steps you can take to ensure you give your children a valuable head-start.
Number Crunching: Our Essential Guide to Rental Yields for Every Landlord
All you need to know about rental yields: why they're important, why you should track them, and how to calculate yours to stay on top of your buy-to-let business. Financial management is at the heart of every successful business and as a landlord, the rental yield of a buy-to-let can affect whether you buy a property in the first place. After that, it can help you monitor your investment's ongoing profitability and performance.
Moving Mistakes: Why Finding A Home Before You Have A Buyer Is A Big Risk
If you've decided you want to move, you could be thinking the same as thousands of other homeowners: there's nothing on the market, so you'll wait to put your home up for sale until you find your next one. We're right in the middle of a classic 'chicken or egg' situation, so let's look at how you can beat the supply shortage and open up that exciting new chapter.
Photography Secrets: Top Pro-styling Tips To Give Your Home The Edge
Given how important photos are, it is really surprising how many property listings have wonky, blurred or dark images. Good photos of your home are absolutely essential to help your property stand out from the rest and capture the imagination of potential buyers or tenants.
Blooming rentals: grow your returns in the garden boom with stylish outdoor upgrades
Not so long ago, many landlords saw gardens as a bit of a liability. Tenants weren't exactly clamouring for them, and landlords were convinced they'd be handed back an overgrown jungle of weeds.
Is Buy-to-Let Broken? Facts, Figures and Future Trends for Private Landlords
There's no denying that buy-to-let isn’t the same as it was 10 or 15 years ago but is there still a place for small, independent landlords to have a thriving and profitable business?
Selling This Spring? What To Expect, New Style Trends & Top Viewing Tips
Are you thinking of selling your home? Spring is now well underway and the property market is definitely starting to pick up. Nationwide Building Society reported a 14% year-on-year price increase in March, up again from the 12% already reported in February. Read on to learn about the latest design trends and some top viewing tips to help your property really stand out.
Cost of Living Crisis - What Can Landlords Do?
We've all seen the headlines: inflation at its highest point in almost 30 years; interest rates are rising, and the energy cap has been lifted. Everyone is on tenterhooks and of course, landlords and tenants are going to be affected. Read on for some practical tips on how you can work with your tenant to make things easier for them while still protecting your income, investment and costs.
Letting Agent Diary: Behind the Scenes of a Typical Working Week at Piccolo
If there is one phrase that sums up being a letting agent, it would have to be 'never a dull moment'. Aside from opening the office, making a coffee and checking new messages, no two days are ever the same. Every day bring a fresh challenge and even after over 20 years in the industry, there is always something new to learn.
The Story of the Complete Refurbishment of a Country Home near Salisbury
Many people dream of renting a beautiful country home and the demand for such properties is always high. However, large country homes oozing with character and charm don’t always meet the many requirements of lettings legislation!
Your Viewings: Should Your Agent Show Buyers Round Your Home, Or You?
Nobody knows your home better than you, but does that make you the best person to show prospective buyers around? The viewing is a key part of the selling process and its not just a case of taking people from room to room.
Bigger & Brighter: How to Make Your Home Feel Lighter and More Spacious
Light and space are possibly the two most important factors for buyers. In this blog we explore some simple tips you can use to amplify the feeling of light and space in your home.