Last month, according to Mortgages for Business*, Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO’s) produced the highest yield of all buy-to-let investments in 2017 at an average of 8.9% across the UK. We’ve spoken before on the blog about HMO’s and seeing that there is a rise in popularity with these types of lets, we thought now… Read more »

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In 2017 tenants across Great Britain paid a staggering £51.6 billion in renting charges, a £1.8 billion increase on 2016. This has been put down to the number of households renting, and seeing as rent prices have risen each year in the last decade, it’s no surprise to hear of the large increase. Over the… Read more »

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After having read Aleksander Stoyanov’s recent blog post on Property Eye, in relation to agent fees being charged to tenants, we wanted to give our opinion on the subject here at SurePropertyGroup.  Aleksander who writes on behalf of Tenants Voice, one of the UK’s largest online communities for tenants says “Tenants will have to (and… Read more »

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I was surprised when I reviewed the content of the blog over the past eighteen months to find we have given little advice to our landlords about rental increases. It’s a topic which frequently crops up in property management and a subject which is best handled well. Although no longer in a recession, the economy… Read more »

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Hello, and a very Happy New Year from all of us at Sure Sales & Lettings Gloucester. Whatever your plans for 2018, we hope it’s going to be a happy, healthy and successful year for you. We thought we would kick-start the year with a Lettings Round-Up but, before we do, we wanted to bring… Read more »

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When we wrote about selling your property in winter last week, we didn’t know the great freeze of 2017 was just around the corner, promise. But with more cold weather forecast between now and Christmas, we thought it was prudent to provide Landlords with a checklist on how to keep their rental investment well in… Read more »

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Recently, at Sure Lettings Gloucester HQ we’ve been dealing with that most delicate of matters; the tenant / landlord relationship. The end of any year is a busy period for the property market, not just because everyone is on the countdown to Christmas but for many of us, it’s like a metaphorical full-stop. Everything seems… Read more »

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Last week, the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) launched a petition to make independent inventories compulsory within the UK lettings industry. WE have blogged about what an inventory is, already this year and you can read more here: goo.gl/xFZEoG. We do bang on a lot about the importance of an inventory here on the… Read more »

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Last week the Government announced their intention for tougher controls in the Lettings Industry. The Department of Communities and Local Government is seeking on what form the future regulation of letting and property management will take in a consultation process which will end on 29th November 2017. Areas the consultation will focus on include: Mandatory… Read more »

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Will you be taxed out of the buy-to-let market? In his Summer Budget 2015, George Osborne announced a major blow to the buy-to-let sector, with a restriction on the tax relief for interest on buy to let mortgages to just basic rate relief. Although we are still some way off the levels experienced before the… Read more »

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