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How London Landlords Can Build a Good Relationship with Their Letting Agents

If you’re a landlord looking to save time and money (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), a good letting agent can be a game-changer. They’ll manage your rental property day to day (so you’re free to focus on your other responsibilities), regularly check in with your tenants (to ensure there are no issues) and remind you of your legal obligations. A top letting agent can also look ahead and,...

The Pros and Cons of Taking Your Children to Property Viewings in London

If you’re looking for a new family home in , viewings will play a key role in your quest to find ‘The One’. While marketing photos and virtual tours serve an important purpose, nothing rivals seeing the décor, layout and location with your own eyes. Viewings also give buyers the chance to discuss the property with the agent and learn more about its history and the seller’s...

Making Tax Digital: A Timeline for London Landlords on the Upcoming Changes

Did you know that HMRC plans to introduce new rules on how landlords file their tax returns? Here’s an update on what these changes involve and a timeline for when they’ll come into force. Making Tax Digital (MTD) is an initiative designed to streamline the tax system by fully digitising it. As MTD has been mooted for quite some time and its implementation delayed twice already, you may have...

Stress Less: Unusual Ways to Unwind in London This April

It’s been described as a curse of modern times. It’s omnipresent in most of our everyday lives. And for some, its impact is dangerous and, in the worst-case scenarios, deadly. In the tune of the 1990 hip-hop hit – let’s talk about stress. April is Stress Awareness Month, a perfect time to discover new relaxation and stress relief techniques. Beyond the usual advice, let’s take a...

Managing and Reducing Void Periods in London

Owning a rental property isn’t just about what happens while tenants are in place; effectively managing periods when your property is unoccupied is equally important. Every landlord faces void periods as a natural part of property letting, making it essential to prepare financially and strategically to manage its impact. Void periods mean not only the loss of rental income but also the burden of...

Five Home Staging Tips for London Homeowners

Are you planning to sell your home this year? Or just curious about what your property may be worth in the current market? Good news – this article will give you five easy-to-follow tips highlighting how effectively staging your home can boost its appeal to potential buyers. Styling your home can also potentially speed up the sale and even increase the value of offers you receive. Let’s...

How Many of These Surprising Easter Celebrations Have You Heard Of?

Easter celebrations in Britain traditionally involve hot cross buns, bonnet parades and lots of chocolate. But how do other countries celebrate this special occasion? Let’s take a look at some of the different ways people around the world mark Easter. Finland While we typically associate witches with Halloween, it’s a very different story in Finland. Young children dress as witches at Easter...

Ten Ways to Protect Your London Rental from This Common Cause of Property Damage

What’s the most common reason for landlords finding themselves in hot water and needing to make an insurance claim? The answer, according to one insurance company* at least, is ‘escape of water’. This term covers everything from burst pipes and defective washing machines to leaky loos and dripping taps. In a recent report, the firm revealed that 35.5% of all claims paid to landlords were...

Selling Your London Home? Stay Ahead of These Unexpected Questions

You can always tell when someone is really interested in buying your home by the number of questions they ask. There are the usual suspects like: Where are the best schools? What are the neighbours like? Is it easy to park? And how much is council tax? But it also pays to prepare for some unexpected questions. In our experience, those less-asked questions highlight how interested a...

Spring Clean Your London Home by Turfing Out These 12 Things

Don’t have time to be a domestic god or goddess and give your home a full spring clean? Well, why not do the next best thing and declutter a few key areas of your property. Scientific studies have shown that clutter can negatively impact mental health and productivity. So, by turfing out unwanted and unnecessary items, you’ll face spring with a greater sense of calm and focus. Here’s a...

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