A Guide for Landlords Letting to Students

It’s no secret that student tenants get a bad rap. Complaints about loud parties, destroyed furniture and week-old pizza boxes abound. So much so that apparently seven out of 10 landlords won’t rent to students for fear of damages to their properties. But by shunning the student rental market, the majority are landlords are losing out on a lucrative market. For starters, the stereotype of the irresponsible and lazy student isn’t really fair; with rising tuition fees and living costs taking a hearty chunk out of their wallets, today’s students are more conscientious than ever. Buy-to-let properties in university towns More ›

Landlords’ Tax Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Landlords’ Tax Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Since the buy to let market exploded in the 1990s, business has been booming for landlords. However, there are a number of common tax mistakes made by new landlords when first dipping their toes into the world of buy to let. Many of these stem from the failure to see buy to let for what it is. Buy to let is not just a secondary income stream or a proven pension investment, it is as much a business as running your own shop and HMRC are starting to clamp down on landlords More ›