Monthly Archives: July 2011

French Rental Tax Update


You may remember a few weeks ago the mention of a tax on non-French residents owning holiday property in France. Nicholas Sarkozy floated the idea of a 20% tax on overseas property owners to his parliament earlier this year but … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Costs Down


It is the same with any walk of life, but as a landlord keeping your costs low is of utmost importance. Normally you will be burdened with an expensive mortgage to pay right from the off and it can be … Continue reading

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Playing the Property Game


The property market is a massive part of the UK economy and what goes on in the property market is of direct importance to you as a landlord. Your property, or your portfolio of properties, is the backbone of your … Continue reading

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The Risks of Empty Property


As a landlord, it is highly likely that at some point you will find yourself with an empty property. Perhaps you have just bought a new property. Maybe you are starting some renovations, or possibly even just looking for tenants. … Continue reading

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Letting Office Space


If you are a sole landlord it is unlikely you have thought about letting office space. A lot of offices, particularly to larger clients, are let by big companies and a private landlord letting office space is not something you … Continue reading

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Keep it Clean


Probably the last thing you were thinking when you decided to invest in a rental property was that you would have to worry about cleaning duties. Unfortunately, cleaning is just the sort of thing that, as a landlord, makes a … Continue reading

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Taking on Renovations


It is difficult to turn on the TV and not witness one of the many home renovation programmes that we all know and love. In an ordinary week you will witness some absolute masterpieces and, probably, some absolute renovation disasters. … Continue reading

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Researching Your Holiday Let


An important part of investing or managing in a holiday property is research. A rental property somewhere in the sunshine might seem like a dream come true, but if you do not conduct proper research you might find that your … Continue reading

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Cash is King


It’s an old saying in business, and it seems on the face of it, a bit self explanatory. As a landlord, however, cash is of great importance to you and your livelihood and making sure you’re aware of your cash … Continue reading

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Receiving Rent Payments


The theory of being a landlord is simple; you purchase a property, let it to some willing tenants, let the rent roll in to cover the mortgage payments and eventually sell your property at a profit. Of course, in practice … Continue reading

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