How to add value to an investment property
Buy-to-let properties can offer investors excellent returns, but the best gains are made by investors who look for ways to add value to their investment property. Adding value to a property can involve a large renovation project, but is more often about making smaller, smart changes to make it more attractive to tenants and increase…Read More
What are the minimum requirements for HMO?
Are you keen to either begin or expand upon your property investment portfolio with a house of multiple occupation (HMO) opportunity? Why not consider making a HMO property investment with Mistoria Group? With over 200 years of combined experience, we’re experts in this industry and can help you to find the perfect HMO property to…Read More
How much rent do you get for HMO?
Boasting irresistibly high rental yields and wonderfully low rental void periods, it’s no wonder that property investors and landlords alike are increasingly searching for HMO (house in multiple occupation) opportunities in the UK. To find out whether investing in a HMO to meet the increasing market demands is worth it, we take a look at…Read More
Do you pay tax on HMO?
It’s no secret the rules and regulations surrounding houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) are more complicated than standard rental properties. Add HMO council tax to the mix, and it’s understandable why both landlords and HMO tenants may be unsure which bills they each need to pay. So, who pays council tax in an HMO? Let’s…Read More
Tips For Creating a Profitable HMO
As student property investments experts, we know landlords and property investors are increasingly being drawn to HMO properties. This due to their potential for high yields and high occupancy rates. Demand for such properties, which is already impressive in university towns, is set for even further growth following the Government’s recent introduction of the ‘Graduate…Read More
Should parents invest in buy-to-let to help their children with university?
A recent survey found a massive two thirds of parents are considering investing in buy-to-let student properties to assist their child through university as fees and costs of living become more and more daunting. The rising price of rent as well as high fees is making university a harder and harder prospect for many students…Read More
State of the market: Is now the time to invest in property and HMOs?
With lockdowns now firmly behind us and no prospect of them returning in full force any time soon the property market has come roaring back – could now be time to invest in HMO property? There is certainly plenty of evidence the housing market is booming –although figures have been inflated by the rush to…Read More
How to avoid deposit disputes
What to do at the start and end of a tenancy to avoid a deposit dispute Less than 1% of all tenancy deposits end in dispute, but when it does happen it can end up being an expensive nightmare for all parties involved. Many potential disputes can be avoided and one of the quickest ways…Read More
Rents Rise Across the UK at Fastest Pace for 13 Years
According to new research from Zoopla, Rents outside London are rising at their fastest pace for more than a decade, as tenants flock back to Britain’s big regional cities and towns. Rents across major cities and towns outside London have seen the highest growth since 2008, with an increase of 5% in the year to…Read More
PRESS ARTICLE: Investment in Student Property is Booming
Private equity firms are ramping up their investments in the UK’s student accommodation market, pumping hundreds of millions of pounds into a resilient sector, with an eye on high rental returns in post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain. Recent research from real estate advisors, Jones Lang Lasalle reveals that one-third of deals for student property in 2021 so…Read More
End of Stamp Duty Holiday: first deadline fast approaching
The Stamp Duty holiday in England will end on 30th June 2021, lowering the nil rate band from £500,000 to £250,000 for all but first-time buyers, who have a threshold of £300,000 before stamp duty is due. The rates will then change again in October to return to the standard amount pre-Covid-19. The temporary nil…Read More
Two Views on the Ending of the Evictions Ban in the UK
For the pandemic period, a “new normal” has been in place. This new normal has included an unprecedented financial package from the government to help individuals who have lost their incomes to support themselves and find new work. One helpful measure has been the “eviction ban” that prevents landlords from evicting tenants who can’t pay…Read More