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Should You Buy Your Rental Property Using a Limited Company? 25 January 2022

Before becoming a landlord, you need to consider how you want to buy your rental property. There"s lots of tricky tax stuff to consider and changes to tax relief over the last few years mean that becoming a landlord might not be as profitable as you first think.... Read More

Advice for Selling Up Due to a Divorce 05 January 2022

A survey of 2,000 Brits found that there"s only one thing more stressful than getting divorced – and that"s moving home.

Spare a thought then for people who sell their home when their long-term relationship ends. They find themselves dealing with two of life"s most challenging moments at the same time.... Read More

The Lowdown on Rent Guarantors 06 December 2021

When a landlord has a niggle of anxiety over whether a prospective tenant will pay their rent, there is a way they can help protect their investment.

A landlord can ask a tenant to provide a guarantor to ‘guarantee the tenancy".

Guarantors are often family members or close friends – and a little bit like a human safety net.... Read More

Warning: Newham Landlords Could Soon Face Tougher Scrutiny 29 November 2021

In this three-minute read, we look at the growing calls for tougher action against rogue landlords.

Landlords who struggle with all the rules and regulations associated with renting out a property – be warned.

Councils are coming under increasing pressure to throw the book at landlords who flout the law.... Read More

Two Important Questions to Ask Before You Sign with an Estate Agent 24 November 2021

In this three-minute read, we look at how to gauge if an agent is giving you an honest property valuation.

The first question a seller always asks an estate agent is: "How much can you sell my property for?". The second is: "What is your fee?".... Read More

Four Ways Planning Permission Adds Value to Your Home 17 November 2021

In this two-minute read, we look at a question we often get asked at Stonebridge around the question of whether being granted planning permission adds value to a property?

The quick answer to this is nearly always a yes.

Here are four ways being granted planning permission can add value to your property.... Read More

Rent Increases: A Guide for Newham Landlords 15 November 2021

In this three-minute read, we look at the issues Newham 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.... Read More

Nine Simple Ways to Remove Remorse from Your New Home 21 October 2021

In this two-minute read, we look at avoiding regret when it comes to buying or renting a new home.

We"ve all had it – that gnawing sense of buyer"s remorse when we"ve made a purchase.

It could be the make of that new car you"ve ordered.... Read More

The Reality Behind Rental Property False Economies 21 October 2021

In this two-minute read, we look at the false economies many landlords in Newham are making regarding their rental properties.

Many of us realise doing a bit of DIY can save you money. But it comes with a caveat that you must know what you"re doing first.... Read More

Mortgage Fees: Everything You Need to Know 20 October 2021

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?".... Read More

How to Build a Property Portfolio in Newham 16 October 2021

In this two-minute read, we look at the basics of building your portfolio and how to try and make your investment a sound one.

Building a property portfolio might sound like a great way to build an additional income, but it can be a tricky area to navigate with lots of pros and cons.... Read More

Rent Arrears: What Newham Landlords Need to Know 15 October 2021

In this three-minute read, we look at the steps Newham landlords can take to protect against a tenant falling into arrears.

Landlords have always worried about tenants falling behind in the rent, but that fear feels particularly pertinent right now due to the pandemic.... Read More