When to Invest in a Buy-to-let Property in Central London
London property news and blog from estate agent Kubie Gold
by Kevin Gold
22h ago
Property investors can generate a high income from renting out buy-to-let properties but there are some factors to take into consideration before deciding whether it is the best investment option, and whether it is the right time for buying a second property to let. The current property market and interest rates will have a significant impact on the success of your investment, particularly in the short-term. Successful property investors are able to make both short-term and long-term profits, but a good understanding of the market and an effective strategy are both essential. Changes to landl ..read more
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Right to Rent Checks: a Guide for London Landlords
London property news and blog from estate agent Kubie Gold
by Kevin Gold
2w ago
Right to rent checks for landlords were introduced in 2016 and since then, there have been several updates to the requirements and processes involved. Landlords must make sure they know their obligations where right to rent is concerned, otherwise they could face serious penalties. Right to rent checks involve a series of responsibilities including tenant document checks of immigration status that landlord must ensure are carried out. If you are a landlord with property in Marylebone, Soho or any other area of England, it is essential that you understand the Right to Rent requirements to compl ..read more
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What Certificates do Landlords in London Need to Keep?
London property news and blog from estate agent Kubie Gold
by Kevin Gold
1M ago
Do you have all the right paperwork on file? Selecting an ideally situated rental property in Marylebone, Baker Street apartment or a place in leafy Primrose Hill is just the beginning. As a landlord, there are several vital pieces of information you are legally required to provide to your tenants. What is a landlord certificate defined as when it comes to gas or electrical safety, and exactly what certificates do landlords need to keep? In this article, we will take a look at the various certificates and paperwork you need to have to hand. Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Landlords need ..read more
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Renting to students – Everything you need to know as a Landlord
London property news and blog from estate agent Kubie Gold
by Kevin Gold
1M ago
Renting to undergraduates and post-graduates can be an excellent option for many landlords. Is it too good to be true? Let’s find out. In university towns and cities like London, the demand for student accommodation is high and rental periods are long. As a result, landlords who let to students can expect some of the best yields compared to other tenants. You can find campuses on your property’s doorstep in Marylebone and Baker Street, near Fitzrovia and Mayfair, and close to the ever-popular Camden and Soho. The leafy village communities of Primrose Hill and St John’s Wood are just a short d ..read more
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What Landlord Rights & Responsibilities Do You Have?
London property news and blog from estate agent Kubie Gold
by Kevin Gold
1M ago
Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you are granted several rights and take on specific responsibilities when you sign a rental agreement. As a landlord, you must be aware of these rights and responsibilities to ensure that you stay on the right side of the law and maintain a good relationship with your tenants, hopefully leading to a successful and profitable business. In this article, we talk you through the legal duties you must abide by and your rights if your tenant doesn’t stick to their side of the bargain. If you own rental property in exclusive areas such as Mayfair and Soho, you ..read more
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20 Questions When Viewing A Central London Rental Property
London property news and blog from estate agent Kubie Gold
by Kevin Gold
2M ago
When viewing a house to rent, it pays to be prepared and ask the right questions. While you may not be buying your own home, you will still be living in this house for some time, so making sure you will be happy there is essential. If you are looking to rent a property in central London areas such as Marylebone or Camden, your priorities will probably include being in close proximity to the exceptional amenities in London, which boasts some of the world’s best restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. However, there are many other factors that will contribute towards your happiness in your ..read more
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Your Landlord Checklist for Renting Out a House
London property news and blog from estate agent Kubie Gold
by Kevin Gold
3M ago
Being a landlord is hard work, and the period when you are finding new tenants is especially tricky. To ensure you don’t miss anything, we have pulled together a landlord checklist for renting a property. What Should A Landlord Checklist Consist Of? From our experience of helping landlords through this process, we think the ideal renting-out-a-house checklist should include these 20 things to do: 1. Make Sure You Have Permission To Rent Out The Property If you have a standard residential mortgage on the property, you will need consent from your lender. If you are renting out your property temp ..read more
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How To Increase The Rental Income Of Your Property
London property news and blog from estate agent Kubie Gold
by Kevin Gold
3M ago
To maximise the rental income of your buy-to-let property, you must understand how to attract tenants who are willing to pay more or find ways to make your property stand out, allowing you to charge a premium rent. Rental properties in neighbourhoods like Primrose Hill and Fitzrovia are highly sought-after, yet house prices are high and as a result, rental yield can be relatively low. Market forces of supply and demand dictate the rent you can charge. However, as a local estate agent we know that there are simple things you can do to justify charging a higher rent than your competitors. You’l ..read more
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Should I Transfer My Rental (BTL) Property to a Limited Company?
London property news and blog from estate agent Kubie Gold
by Kevin Gold
4M ago
Here’s a consideration for landlords with buy-to-let properties in central London. Over the past few years, there has been an increase in limited company ownership of rental properties, primarily attributed to tax changes. The high value of buy-to-lets in Mayfair, Primrose Hill and Marylebone, naturally appeals to landlords. However, rental properties in these desirable areas can also attract a significant Capital Gains Tax bill. Should you transfer your buy-to-let properties to a limited company? The rather irritating answer to this question is: it depends. A buy-to-let property in a limited ..read more
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The 16 Best London Commuter Towns
London property news and blog from estate agent Kubie Gold
by Kevin Gold
5M ago
Samuel Johnson put it somewhat bluntly when he wrote: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” For a bona fide city dweller, the prospect of selling up and moving out of the Capital is usually out of the question – until the reality of life gets in the way. For others, living in London has a natural time limit, where a move out to the suburbs or countryside is at some stage inevitable. Many young professionals and families move out to commuter-friendly towns for more space and a large garden. But they don’t necessarily want to leav ..read more
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