Category: Lettings

As a landlord, the one thing you will tell us is that renting out property isn’t just a hobby, it’s a full time job! So is you are a landlord who do not have time for it, it is important that you work with an experienced agent who knows the local area and focus on maximising your rental income whilst minimising any rental voids. You must trust your agent especially that in the recent years there has been significant new Landlord Lettings Legislations and numerous revisions to previous Housing Acts. Landlords and Letting Agents must operate within very defined laws and must make sure all the legal aspects of the letting process is up to the current standards.

The lettings market in South London is highly competitive. There are so many attractive areas and this means plenty of people want to rent property in the area. Of course, different people have different expectations, so speak with experts who will help you achieve your letting goals. If you are a landlord or property investor looking for help with lettings, it makes sense to get help from people who know the area and who will listen to your needs and requirements. For the best support in lettings, let Brixton Property Blog help you find the lettings experts you can trust.


What is going to happen to Stamp Duty on 11th March?

Brixton Property Market
What is going to happen to Stamp Duty on the 11th March and how will affect the value of your Brixton Property?

 3% additional Stamp Duty surcharge on non-UK resident buyers?

Some are asking if Sunak will impose what was promised with the 3% additional Stamp Duty surcharge on non-UK…


35,273 People Live in Rented Accommodation in Brixton

 

That number surprised you didn’t it? With the General Election done, I thought it time to reflect on renting in the manifestos and party-political broadcasts and ask why?

As the best way to tell the future is to look at to the past, so we decided to look at the number of…


Rents in Brixton’s increased by 3.29% in the past 12 months

Over the past five years, the thumbscrews on the buy to let market for British (and de facto) Brixton investors have slowly turned with new barriers and challenges for buy to let investors. With the change in taxation rules on mortgage relief starting to bite plus a swathe of over 320…


Brixton and Lambeth Council House Waiting List Drops by 2.2% since 2011

In 1979, more than 4 in 10 British people lived in a council house, yet today that figure is only 1 in 12!

According to Shelter 65% of families on the Council House waiting lists had been on those lists for more than a year and 27% had been waiting for more…


Brixton Property Market

Do We Have the Right Sort of Brixton Homes For the 21st Century?

Would it surprise you to know that in some parts of Brixton, predominantly prosperous areas with high proportions of mature residents, the housing crisis is not one of supply so much as dispersal of that supply? Theoretically, in Brixton there are…


Landlord fines

List of Possible Fines for Landlords

With so many regulations for the letting industry, it is no surprise that landlords face an increasing risk of being fined if they don’t comply with rules. However, given that there are over 150 regulations for the letting sector, many landlords struggle to remain informed of the rules they must adhere to when letting property.

This…


Legionella Disease

10 things landlords should know about legionella

It is vital landlords provide their tenants with safe rental accommodation. Landlords should be aware of risks and threats at their rental property, and Legionnaire’s Disease is an issue that landlords need to recognise.

Legionella bacteria can cause serious illness, and in some cases, it can be fatal. While landlords aren’t legally required to test for…


Human Habitation

Landlords, more repair responsibilities brought in by the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

It is likely you will have heard of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 because there have been many media articles regarding the Act. The media interest is because the Act provides tenants have the right to sue landlords. Many tenants will be happy with this opportunity, and rogue landlords should be concerned.


What are the Deposit rules in conjunction with tenant fee ban

With the tenant fee ban coming into effect on the 1st of June, it is important that landlords are aware of the rules and regulations. There are different issues to contend with and the matter of deposits will be under the spotlight. This has been an area of great debate and discussion in recent years…


The Housing Health and Safety Rating System, Housing Act 2004

As a landlord, you will know that you have many regulations to follow. It is difficult for landlords to remain in touch with the latest regulations but a failure to do so can be costly for business. It is imperative that you follow health and safety regulations, and you’ll find that the Housing Act 2004…