12 Ways to Add Value to Your HMO Rental Property
As a landlord you want to maximise your investment in your HMO properties, whilst providing good accommodation for your tenants. With 35% of households living in social or private rented accommodation, there is good demand for rental property, but attracting a certain demographic and investing in your property takes careful consideration to ensure you get a return on your investment.
In this blog we look at the 12 ways landlords can add value to an HMO rental property and appeal to their ideal tenants, whilst keeping an eye on the budget and yield.Read more
Why Are Student Landlords Setting Up Limited Companies for Their Rentals?
Since 2017 the number of limited companies being set up by landlords holding properties has tripled, with 300,000 being recorded in 2022. In fact, it is estimated that 40% of all new buy to let purchases are now made via a company structure.
This change in legal entity for many landlords of student properties was brought about by the alternations in the tax relief system which was announced in 2015, known as Section 24 and changed how landlords were taxed on their rental income.
This blog looks at why landlords with a portfolio of student houses have started switching to owning properties as a limited company and the pros and cons of such a move.Read more
Everything You Need to Know About Being a Guarantor
As a student or young professional, when looking to rent a private property or a room in a house of multiple occupancy (HMO) you, the prospective tenant, may be asked to provide a guarantor. This is someone who is legally responsible for the rent, if you don’t or can’t pay or for any damage that occurs during your tenancy.Read more