9 Cheap ways to give your rental property a high end look

If you want your property to look a million pounds, but don’t have a limitless budget to achieve a high-end aesthetic, you need to take a look at our suggestions for some spectacular property upgrades! The secret to a high end look is to look at how interior designers inject serious elegance into their clients’ properties. […]

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15 Landlord Checklist items you must do before tenants move in

Landlord Checklist

Landlord checklist –  what to do before tenants move in. Whether self managing or using a letting agent to let your property, it’s good to have a landlord checklist to ensure you complete certain aspects of the lettings journey at the righright time. Remember if you get a letting agent to do this for you, […]

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5 top tips for flooring your rental properties

5 Great flooring tips to make your HMO look, feel and sound better than the competition! Ok so let’s get this misconception out of the way immediately.  Every day when I’m at work and spending time in our trade counters I hear “I want cheap flooring as it’s only for a rental property!” This is […]

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16 smart ways to make small spaces look bigger

Small rental properties shouldn’t be seen as a big problem, but rather, a HUGE opportunity for decorating in a more innovative and clever way. Ask any interior designer and they’ll tell you that you can absolutely enjoy refined styling, extensive storage and piquant little surprising features that larger properties have, up until now, enjoyed more frequently. […]

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9 risks Rental Voids pose to your wealth

Voids send a shiver down the spine of all property investors, the last thing you want is for your investment to be sitting empty. It’s not just the cost of the mortgage. You need to bear in mind that your property faces a number of other risks while vacant – which could also be potentially […]

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Beat the building materials price increases

33% of builders and property investors taking on renovation jobs, report that soaring building materials prices are squeezing their margins. Construction SMEs have reported a range of material price increases since the depreciation of sterling following the EU referendum in June 2016.A survey of builders and property investors when asked which materials have increased the […]

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5 ways to get your tenants stick to the rules

OK – we know it’s important to have a watertight legal contract in place to fall back on should anything happen to our property, but how can we actually make sure that tenants do not breach the rules of their tenancy? New research finds that 1 in 7 renters have broken one or more rules […]

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7 elegant wall colours that will immediately improve your rent

Well! While some people have been extolling the virtues of neutral interior colours, other, more adventurous interior designers have been having a lot of fun with eye-catching hues that make a real statement! We thought it might be fun to show you a host of the most popular alternative decorating colours, just to see whether you […]

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How to save 30% off your Heating bills

Have you ever visited your investment property in the winter and found it to be like Barbados inside? A beautiful warm 30 degrees and a cool breeze blowing through as the tenants have the heating on high, the windows wide open and you see your wallet emptying out of the window? Sound familiar? Many landlords […]

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Up to 30% of your properties cost as a Tax Refund

Yes you did hear me correctly, up to 30% of your eligible properties cost refunded by HMRC. A little known and specialist Tax Allowance called Embedded Capital Allowance can be claimed either as a tax refund or to reduce your tax bill. So what is an Embedded Capital Allowance and why is it different to the Capital […]

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