Posts Categorized: Tenants

BTL – A GOOD INVESTMENT IN HARROGATE?

Buy To Let

Predictions about the future of BTL (Buy to Let) in the UK vary. Some say that the BTL sector is thriving and will continue to grow in line with increasing Tenant demand. Others say that the weight of legislation and the associated costs are driving Landlords out of the market. One of the key questions… Read more »

New Electrical Safety Regulations

New ESR (Electrical Safety Regulations) will shortly come into force, subject to parliamentary approval. In simple terms, these new electrical requirements will replicate those of the long standing Gas Safety Regulations. These new regulations are part and parcel of the governments Rental sector reforms which mean that Landlords’ legal responsibilities are increasing and workloads growing…. Read more »

A Good Letting Agent – More Precious Than Rubies

Proverbs 31:10 ‘Who can find a wife of noble character. She is far more precious than rubies’. Too true and most Landlords take the same view about finding and keeping a good Letting Agent. From time to time however we are approached by a Landlord who is looking to instruct us but is unsure on how to go about dis-instructing… Read more »

No Deposit Option

We like to think that we tackle some tricky topics where there are no “rights or wrongs” and numerous legitimate “for and against” reasons on both sides of the  “No Deposit” debate. We don’t currently tend to recommend  “zero deposit” schemes to our Landlords for the simple reason that we very seldom get asked for… 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 »

How To Take the Stress Out of Moving (Part 1)

stress free house move

We like to make sure that all our clients, whether buying, selling, letting or renting, have as positive an experience as possible and with that in mind we do our best to make it as close to stress free as we can! First of all lets demolish an urban myth. Moving house does not even feature… Read more »

How To Select A Letting Agent In Harrogate

Harrogate Lettings

These are more challenging times for Landlords in Harrogate. We’re acutely aware that good quality rental property is in short supply in the town whilst strong demand has increased income (rents/yields), reduced void periods and allowed landlords to be highly selective in choosing new tenants. However, as we blogged very recently, increases in Stamp Duty on… 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 »

The Rental Marketplace In Harrogate Today

What type of properties rent best in Harrogate ? Let’s start at the beginning with the buying of a property to rent out in Harrogate. As an investor you need to know how saleable a property is and how well it will rent/ the level of yield, before you buy. Saleability is a key as one… Read more »