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A Guide to Tenant Referencing

Ending up with a tenant who does not pay their rent is every landlord’s worst nightmare. There are some easy steps that you can take before acquiring the tenant, which could minimise the risk, save you some time, stress, and money in the long run. When you use a letting agent like us, we can

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Additional Costs as a Landlord

In addition to covering any outstanding mortgage or loan repayments, landlords must be able to ensure that their rental income can adequately cover the additional costs that come with being a landlord. While it is easier to budget for the regular outgoings, such as insurance and service charges, planning for the unexpected can easily be

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Ending and Extending a Shorthold Tenancy

A fixed term tenancy agreement is a contract that allows a tenant to occupy a property for a fixed period. It can also include a break clause, which allows either the landlord or the tenant to bring the tenancy to an end before the actual end date of their contract, provided they give suitable notice.

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How to Save Money Fast

‘How to save money fast’ is probably the most common question from people looking to save for their new home, especially first time buyers. Today, our Marketing Manager Amey will be giving her tips on how to save money fast for your first house. If you are looking to drastically reduce your expenses immediately, your

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Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) – A Landlord’s Guide

Assured Shorthold Tenancies, also known as ASTs, are the most common type of private tenancy in the UK. For a tenancy to be eligible for an AST, it must be the tenant’s main residence and you, the landlord, must not live in the property. Other information you should know about Assured Shorthold Tenancies are: They

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Tax Considerations: A Landlord’s Guide

As a landlord, you will have to declare your income and costs – whether you make a profit or not – you will need to keep all records, invoices, receipts, and statements for up to six years. HMRC has various requirements, depending on which rental income bracket you fall into, so be sure to familiarise

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Getting a Mortgage Agreement in Principle

A mortgage Agreement in Principle (AIP) is a document which shows that a particular lender would be willing to lend an individual a specified sum, based on the details provided about income, spending and debts. An AIP is not a 100% guarantee or a promise, it is not a formal mortgage offer either. Nor does

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How to Sell a Help to Buy Property

When you’re ready to sell your Help to Buy property, you will also need to repay the equity loan that you have borrowed to buy the property in the first place. This means that there are a few extra hoops to get through during the selling process. Selling a Help to Buy property is a

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How to Beat the Crowd When Purchasing an Investment Property

Finding the perfect property can take time and making sure you keep up to date with all the new properties on the market is vital to any landlord looking for their next investment. Boxall Brown & Jones property alerts allows you to tailor your search and get frequent email updates to let you know what

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Your Complete Guide to Getting on the Property Ladder

Buying your first home can be pretty daunting and knowing where to start can be a challenge. From finding a home that fits your needs to completing a sale and moving in, Boxall Brown & Jones will help you every step of the way. Keep reading to discover the various steps you need to take

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