The 10 Costliest Landlord Mistakes

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Classic business philosophy teaches that a great part of survival and subsequent success lies in an operation’s ability to reduce mistakes. The cost or repairing the mistakes is inversely proportional to the amount of profit potential of the operation. In other words…”Mistakes Kill the Profit Margin!!!!!” As landlord’s, we don’t want to do damage to […]


Advertising Rental Property

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There are many different ways a landlord can advertise his / her rentals property. The kind of advertising that works best depends on numerous factors that include property characteristics, location, landlord’s budget, and whether he / she is in a hurry to rent. There are many combinations of advertising methods landlords and property managers use […]


Apartment Renting And Identity Theft

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Identity theft is a real concern these days. Sometimes it seems like the amount of information a potential apartment tenant has to reveal is somewhat unsettling. A landlord who is worth leasing from is going to ask several personal questions. He will want your name, address, phone number, salary, social security number, a list of […]


Apartment Renting With Pets

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If you’re a pet owner who is considering a move to an apartment there are certain things you must be keep in mind. First, whether or not your pet will be accepted by most landlords depends primarily on the type, size and personality of your pet. Dogs: If you own a large dog, apartment living […]


Do Pets And Apartments Mix

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If you’re a pet owner who is considering a move to an apartment there are certain things you must be keep in mind. First, whether or not your pet will be accepted by most landlords depends primarily on the type, size and personality of your pet. Dogs: If you own a large dog, apartment living […]


Buy To Let Mortgages Landlords Face New Rules

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As landlords know, there’s a huge demand for small self-contain units, especially in University towns. But as from the start of this tax year, landlords are faced with the necessity to have a building licensed for occupation if the property is on at least 3 floors and several unrelated tenants occupy it. Whilst this represents […]


Investment Property For Sale

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1. Landlords and Real Estate People rarely think about how they should not be landlords. The real estate market is a fluctuating area and success is definitely not assured. Of course, if youve got what it takes to be a landlord, you can turn this into a very profitable business. It is important to choose […]


Happy Birthday Buy To Let

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This summer marks the Tenth anniversary of the buy-to-let mortgage. In July 1996 Mortgage Express (part of the Bradford & Bingley group) were the first to trial a dedicated buy-to-let mortgage product, and currently has a market share of approximately 20 per cent. Buy-to-let mortgages evolved after new legislation within The Housing Act gave landlords […]


Large Increase In Mortgage Repossessions

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Recent statistics from the Department for Constitutional Affairs state that court actions by mortgage lenders rose to 28,476 in the second quarter of this year – for those that don’t follow such trends that’s up over 50% on one year ago. Also, at 18,330, the number of repossession orders was the highest for 9 years. […]


Buy To Let Administration And Regulation

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Recent press coverage and industry research indicates that there has never been a better time to enter the buy-to-let market, but following recent developments, leading finance guide Business Moneyfacts suggests it is not necessarily the case for everyone. Today sees the introduction of radical legislation designed to raise standards in the rented property sector. Some […]


New Rules For Buy To Let Landlords

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A tightening of regulations regarding the letting of larger properties containing three or more storeys, converted into smaller self contained residential units, came into force at the beginning of April 2006. Further information on the Licence for Multiple Occupation is available on www.propertylicensing.gov.uk, but here are the basic facts: The licences will be issued by […]


Buy To Let A Change For The Better

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Life is set to become a whole lot easier for UK landlords if the findings of a Law Commission report, currently coming up to final draft stage, are to be implemented. If you own a buy-to-let property, or are considering joining the growing band of landlords, it is important that you’re aware of proposed new […]


It S A High Price To Live In The City

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In any city where the majority of people are renters, the projected rise of a 5% increase in rent is anything but good news. Over 61% of households in Los Angeles are inhabited by renters; one of the highest rates in the country. Under the city’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (which limits annual rent increases to […]