Ending up in a dispute at the end of a tenancy is one of the least inviting prospects of being a landlord, and thankfully most tenancies end perfectly amicably. But when they do end in disagreement, many landlords manage to lose their claim, leading them to feel that the system is weighted against them. Continue reading DEPOSIT DISPUTES: Why Do So Many Landlords Lose! (Read/watch)
Do you think it’s impossible to be popular AND profitable as a landlord? Perhaps you feel that one cancels out the other; that it’s a choice between hard-nosed business and being nice, but that the two are fundamentally incompatible?
With most Fife families home schooling their children in lockdown and the forthcoming Land and Buildings Transaction Tax Holiday deadline on the 31st March 2021, less Fife properties have been coming onto the Fife property market since the new year. This has prompted a 11% drop in the supply of Fife homes for sale compared to November 2020. Continue reading FPTV (EP 20) 11% drop in Fife Homes ‘For Sale’ in Last 3 Months What does this mean for Fife property owners? (3 min read, 60 min watch)
It takes a certain character to be a managing agent: the job has a reputation as a thankless task with days full of complaints, emergencies, breakdowns and hassle. And if we’re honest, rarely does anyone call with news that everything’s just fine. Continue reading PROS OR CONS: Is a Managing Agent Worth Your Money! (4 min read)
From giving up smoking, to a change of diet, to getting in some exercise, now is the time of year when all sorts of new year’s resolutions are being made and declared. Health and fitness are the usual areas we concentrate on, but there are also things to consider in terms of your wellbeing as a landlord. Continue reading LET’S GET ORGANISED: New year’s resolutions for landlords (4 MIN READ)
There are some interesting parallels between landlords and Santa Claus. For a start, you’re often making a list and checking it twice, only yours is full of to-dos for repairs and maintenance at your rental property. Then there’s deciding if your tenants have been naughty or nice, and whether they look after your property and pay the rent on time. Continue reading SEASON’S LETTINGS: YOUR LANDLORD CHRISTMAS CHECKLIST (4 min read)
In the last few months, the Fife (and UK) property market has resisted and flouted every economist’s prediction. With the economy a shadow of its former self, unemployment set to hit 11.9%, the Government on track to borrow nearly half a trillion pounds to pay for Coronavirus support packages etc., all of this has Continue reading Will the Fife Property Market Crash in 2021? …and the three reasons why it will not be the catastrophic scenario some are predicting (4 min read)
…….Yet, if the proposals were adopted in full, some Fife landlords would pay £7,000 less Capital Gains Tax than they would currently
Looking back at the Fife property market for 2020, it can certainly be seen as a frenetic game of two halves, albeit with a very long half time in the spring. Between the General Election in mid-December and Christmas, many Fife agents saw an unusually higher uplift in activity in the property market just as we were Continue reading The 2020 Review of the Fife Property Market (3 min read)
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Today’s agenda in case you would like to skip to the section required is: Continue reading Fife Properties TV (S1 EP 7) 5 ways on how all Fife landlords can escape the worst of the coronavirus downturn on their Fife rental property.