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How to Win at Playing Finders Keepers When It Comes to Great Tenants

In this three-minute read, we look at how landlords in #Tooting #Mitcham & #Sutton can find and keep terrific tenants. ‘Finders keepers, losers weepers.’ It’s a timeless rhyme used every day in school playgrounds all over the UK. It often applies to someone finding something that’s unowned or abandoned. But it also [...]

March 3rd, 2022|

The Pros and Cons of Investing in Property with a Friend

In this two-minute read, we ask if it’s wise to buy a rental property in #Tooting #Mitcham #Sutton with a buddy. Purchasing a buy-to-let property with a friend is an appealing prospect – on paper, at least. But it’s important to carefully weigh up the risks and rewards before taking the [...]

March 3rd, 2022|

It’s Cool to Be Kind – Here’s How

Sometimes, all it takes is a smile or wave to make someone smile. It’s free, it’s polite and most of all, it’s kind. February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Yes, a whole day dedicated to being nice. Started by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation in America, the initiative [...]

February 11th, 2022|

How Will #Tooting #Mitcham & #Sutton Homes Look in 2050?

Star Trek fans, look away now.“It’s a home, Jim, but not as we know it.” The original phrase (we’ve replaced life with a home) didn’t even feature in the popular sci-fi show, apparently, but we’re digressing.If you’re interested in what life will be like in the homes of 2050, keep [...]

January 26th, 2022|

How #Tooting #Sutton #Mitcham Residents Can Save on Energy Costs

This two-minute read looks at how to trim down your energy bills.  Householders were hit with budget-busting energy price hikes in 2021 – a trend that looks set to continue well into the new year. Here are some ways to claw back some cash on your heating bills and help the environment [...]

January 7th, 2022|

Four New Year’s Resolutions Landlords Will Love

In this two-minute read, we look at four New Year’s resolutions landlords in Tooting, Mitcham and Sutton can make to earn more money, have less hassle, and maximise their rental investments. It’s 2022. A new year, new hopes, and a new focus on getting rid of old ways of doing things that are [...]

January 3rd, 2022|

A Landlord’s Guide to Rent Increases

In this three-minute read, we look at the issues #Tooting #Mitcham & #Sutton landlords should consider before raising rents. The uptick in inflation, along with pressure on interest rates, means that many landlords will be considering rent increases right now. Before deciding on a course of action, here are some points to consider. Why [...]

November 15th, 2021|

Mortgage Fees: Everything You Need to Know

In this three-minute read, we give you the lowdown on mortgage fees. When it comes to finding the best mortgage deal, there’s one question savvy home buyers should ask themselves. And it’s not: “Which deal is offering the lowest interest rate?”. While interest rates are obviously important, mortgage hunters should ask: “Which deal [...]

October 20th, 2021|

Top Tips for Choosing an Estate Agent

In this two-minute read, we look at how to select the best estate agent to sell your home. When it comes to selling a property, it pays to do your research before choosing an agent to manage the sale.  Now you might think that all agents are much of a muchness (they [...]

October 13th, 2021|

Why Landlords Need an Insurance Policy

In this two-minute read, we look at the ins and outs of landlord insurance and consider how it might just save you money in the long run.  As a private landlord, you’ve got to stay on top of repairs, damage, and unexpected costs. So how do you safeguard your property and [...]

September 20th, 2021|

What Rules and Regulations Are Landlords Falling Foul of the Most?

In this three-minute read, we take a look at the most common rules and regulations that Sutton, Tooting and Mitcham landlords need to remember.Being a landlord is a tricky business. There are nearly 200 different pieces of legislation covering the how, why, and when of managing a rental property. Here are just [...]

July 13th, 2021|
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