November 10, 2019

Did you know that from 16 September 2019 if you are applying or renewing your landlord registration you will be required to confirm that you are complying with all the legislation that pertains to renting property - and that is all legislation!

It must therefore be of c...

November 3, 2019

There may be many of you reading this who may be feeling slightly uneasy at what I am about to say. Are you sitting on a resi mortgage but renting out the property? Not bothered to tell the lender that you are renting the property? Well it looks as if the net may be ti...

March 7, 2019

I have always said that we do not need walk in traffic to survive. After all we have been successful up until now based in a basement on Royal Crescent where no one knew where or who we were.  However, I do not want just to survive here and if we are to make a roaring...

March 3, 2019

So we finally managed to get the shop open on 11 February and have been trading out of there for the last couple of weeks. Many thanks to my pal Ross Bottomley for helping out with the muscle! There are still some bits and pieces that we still need to sort out but I ex...

January 16, 2019

Listen, the last thing that I want to be is the bearer of bad news but I guess you're better hearing it from me than someone else.

Just heard on the grapevine that Birmingham Midshires, as from 21st January, are increasing their minimum values on properties that they...

January 3, 2019

I stepped on the scales this morning and as with most people got the usual post Xmas shock as the scales tipped into 85kg territory. Now that's not very heavy I hear you grown. But that's not my point . We all have a target weight and if you step out of line it is alwa...

December 30, 2018

And the half year results are in!

We have now been trading for six months and I have set some lofty goals for the business on launch. As far as income is concerned I want to achieve a turnover of £160K for our first year which is a monthly income a slight nudge above £1...

December 24, 2018

With all of the talk around serviced accommodation relating to the 90 day rule, I thought that I would type in this phrase to Google. Unfortunately it would appear that the whole world is not obsessed as much with serviced accommodation as I am. Everybody else appeared...

December 22, 2018

The Scottish Association of Landlords is a wonderful resource for landlords and if you have not signed up  - £95 per annum - you should certainly consider it. Great articles on a regular basis. This one is about changes to BTL legislation that you may think affects the...

December 17, 2018

Recent tax changes for Buy to Let properties have two major implications for landlords. Firstly, landlords need to take the changes into account when completing their tax returns. Secondly, and possibly more importantly from the landlord’s point of view, their profit c...

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