Posts Tagged: landlords advice

Costly Mistakes for Buy-to-Let (BTL) Landlords

There is scarcely a day goes by without a national newspaper reporting the sad demise of the BTL Landlord. You would think that sighting a confident/successful Landlord in Harrogate would be rarer than spotting a White Rhino on the Stray. The truth is the exact opposite. The Rental Market is in good shape in the… Read more »

How to be a good (buy-to-let) Landlord

Encouraging good tenants to stay saves you trouble and fees also pays off in the respect shown to the property. Put simply – Landlords need to be kind and realistic to attract & keep good tenants and reduce costs / optimise yields. There are numerous sensible reasons why a great many people decide to become… Read more »

Is Self Managing a Good Idea?

We are regularly asked by both professional and accidental Landlords whether or not Self-Management of their property(s) is a good idea? In both cases our answer is ’not usually’ bearing in mind that in most situations we are talking about an essential monthly income stream as well the longer term retirement / pension provisions of… Read more »

Rising Damp and the Rental Marketplace in Harrogate

These are some of my reflections on renting as I gaze from my study window at the top of the house across the sweeping grasslands and woods of ‘Gods own Country’. Renting was rather unfashionable back in the 60’s & 70’s and youngsters either lived in a Rigsby ‘Rising Damp’ style bedsit with woodchip wallpaper… Read more »

Don’t over price your property!

It is a natural instinct for many sellers in Harrogate to think that it’s a good idea to go to the market with an over ambitious asking price. And why not ? – given that our overall local market is so buoyant and demand for good quality homes in the town in every price range… Read more »

Our Predictions For Harrogate Landlords

Given that the BBC has now given up on obtaining its weather forecasting information from the Met Office after 93 years – we had the idea that we should come up with 10 property forecasts for Harrogate Landlords over the next 10 years. Surely our property predictions cannot be any worse than the Met Office predictions for… Read more »

Landlord Problems & How To Solve Them | Part 2

In Part 1 of this Blog we looked at the rental marketplace from a landlords perspective and listed a number of concerns, which could have a severe, unwelcome impact on the property and or, financial yield. These concerns are commonplace to professional landlords and to the majority of our reluctant landlords (homeowners renting out their… Read more »

Landlord Problems & How To Solve Them | Part One

We have a wide range of landlords who own anything from a one bedroom apartment to a large detached house, from a single property to a large portfolio. All of our Landlords however have one important thing in common. Their principle aim is to let to well qualified tenants who pay their rent on time, honour… Read more »