How to choose the right landlord insurance

As a new or experienced buy-to-let landlord, or for those interested in becoming one, the topic of landlord insurance can seem overwhelming. There are different types, a variety of providers and specific, individual factors to take in to account.

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Fewer Landlords Going to Court to Gain Possession

If you’re a landlord and you need to get possession of your property (perhaps because a tenant is not paying the rent), you will already be aware that there is a legal process you need to follow. You cannot simply throw tenants out, no matter what they are doing.

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Open shelves in a kitchen - A trend to skip or jump into?

Every now and then, a home trend comes along which has critics divided.  From grass walls to shabby chic coffee tables, some things just aren’t everyone’s cup of tea.  Of all the 2019 trends to divide opinion, the one receiving the most attention is the kitchen open shelving trend.

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Landlords who sold BTL last year make £80k gross gain

When it comes to being a Buy-To-Let landlord, it’s always important to focus on your annual yield and how profitable each property is on a rental basis. And, although it shouldn’t be relied upon, a capital gain is also very nice to have! However, even though property prices growth has been easing for the past couple of years, figures from Hamptons International shows there’s still capital gains to be made, as BTL landlords who sold their properties last year made an average profit of just under £80,000.

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How to make a gender neutral childrens bedroom?

When your kids are growing up, they’ll often need to share space. Sister and brother might get on well, but they probably won’t appreciate living in a space which is clearly gendered to one or the other of them. As their parent it’s your job to make sure they both feel equally comfortable in the space they share between them. You might not have given this a lot of thought already, but if you want a happy pair of kids then it’s something you’ll need to get right.

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Getting your garden BBQ ready

As soon as the sun starts to shine, there’s one thing the British can’t resist – and that’s getting the BBQ out. This favourite summer pastime is an excellent opportunity to get your friends and family over, prepare good food and enjoy the warm sunshine well into the evening. With last year’s cracking weather giving us hope of another glorious summer season, it’s also the perfect time to start thinking about getting your garden ready for the festivities.

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