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Tenant referencing increasingly common

This article was first published on the Total Landlord Insurance website. Collecting references from tenants’ former landlords could be a good way for owners of buy-to-let properties to avoid having to claim on their let home insurance. Getting reliable references will give the property owner peace of mind that their tenants pay rent on time and […]

Hurricane Katia highlights threat of weather to property

This article was first published on the Total Landlord Insurance website. The high winds seen in much of the UK recently as the country caught the tail end of Hurricane Katia has highlighted the need for landlord buildings insurance to fund the cost of repairing damage caused by the weather. Winds hit 80mph in parts of […]

Landlords – Tenants predict rents will continue to rise

This article first featured on the Total Landlord Insurance website. More landlords could be looking to take out let home insurance over the coming months as investors seek to take advantage of rising demand from tenants. According to the latest Consumer Rental Forecast from property portal Rightmove, demand for rented accommodation continues to outstrip supply, […]

A Comprehensive Guide to the Furniture and Furnishings …

This article originally appeared on LOFT Interiors. The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 1 (as amended in 1989 2 and 1993 3 ) set levels of fire resistance for domestic upholstered furniture, furnishings and other products containing upholstery. This guide, which has been prepared in consultation with the Local Authorities Coordinating Body on […]

Furnished or Unfurnished?

This article originally appeared on LOFT Interiors. Furnishing a property does not absolutely guarantee that you will be able to charge more rent for it. In most cases you will be able to, but the difference is not as much on a monthly basis as you might expect. Having said that, some exclusive properties will […]

Why Furnish Your Property

This post originally appeared on LOFT Interiors. Maximise your return – Furnish your property! Many first time buyers are now being faced with having to find unrealistic deposits to get onto the property ladder, this is forcing many of them to rent. Consequently, the UK lettings market is buoyant as demand begins to outstrip supply. This, […]

Why Use Furniture Packages

This post originally appeared on the LOFT Interiors Blog Furnishing a property, whether a one off for a first time buyer or owner occupier, or a regular occurrence for a professional property investor or developer, furniture delivery, assembly, installation and staging can be a very complex, frustrating and long winded process. From a landlords point […]

Student landlords shrug off tuition fee worries

Britain’s biggest student landlord is on course for rental growth as demand for university accommodation is surging despite worries about increased tuition fees. Bed space reservations for the next academic year hit 73% of available occupancy – up from 62% in March and slightly ahead of the May 2010 level of 71%. In a trading […]

Rising rents rocket back to record high

Rents have recovered to match their record high as the lack of mortgages pushes would-be homebuyers to rent property. With average rents hitting £692 per month in England and Wales, landlords are expecting income to rise to new peaks for the rest of the year. The Council of Mortgage Lenders, speaking for all the UK’s […]