Blog Category: Property Investment
The Answer Is in the Stars….Author: klara | December, 31 2017
A very warm welcome to 2018 from us all at Jones Robinson.
As the New Year kicks off, many of us enjoy the sense of new energy to get back into the swing of things and begin to mentally outline the coming 12 months – from the school year, to sporting events and festivals to family holidays, landmark birthdays and anniversaries. Star gazers will know that January alone is packed with celestial activity, including a meteor shower and two Super Moons (the later of which is a Blue Moon that some of the world will be able to experience in full lunar eclipse!)
Going it alone as a landlord? Read on to find out how we can help you save moneyAuthor: klara | January, 5 2017
A recent survey compiled by insurance firm Endsleigh suggests you can save almost £2,000 a year by working with a letting agent.
Tougher Penalties for Landlords and Agents Not Following the Right to Rent LegislationAuthor: jonesrobinson | November, 14 2016
Find out about the impending changes to the Right to Rent checks which will come into force in December 2016, bringing in harsher penalties for those flouting the law.
Property InvestmentAuthor: jonesrobinson | September, 20 2016
Landlord Do’s and Don’ts
Becoming a Landlord is not an easy task, there are a number of legal and practical things to consider especially if you want to make a profit. Using our 80 years of experience in the rental market, Jones Robinson’s Lettings team have put together a list of landlord do’s and don’ts to help guide you.
Landlords Debate: Should you Let a Furnished or Unfurnished Property?Author: jonesrobinson | July, 11 2016
It’s a question which plagues landlords up and down the country, should you let out your property furnished or unfurnished?
Whilst everyone is in agreement on the décor of a let property… after all, you really can’t go wrong with magnolia, there’s not quite the same consensus when it comes to furniture.
Buy to Let Market Will Remain Strong, Despite Impending Stamp Duty & Tax ChangesAuthor: jonesrobinson | February, 22 2016
2015 was not a great year for landlords, during both the Summer and Autumn budgets legislative changes favoured homeowners over landlords. Many believe that buy to let landlords will be discouraged by the impending changes to high-rate mortgage relief and stamp duty taxes.
Online property valuation tool launched!Author: jonesrobinson | February, 9 2016
It’s no secret that property values in West Berkshire have been rising for quite some time and the value of your home may have changed surprisingly since you last had it valued. Despite our Newbury and Lambourn offices opening seven days a week, we might not always be around when you want to know what your property might sell for or how much a house you want to buy is worth.
Could your next property investment be a HMO?Author: jonesrobinson | September, 14 2015
Let’s talk about property investment. Many first-time investors come to us with plans to start small – perhaps a two-bedroom flat near a train station. Other ‘accidental’ landlords request our full property management service after being left a property in a will or deciding to rent out a property they currently live in. But what next?
Landlords: changes to tax relief and maximising returns explainedAuthor: jonesrobinson | July, 23 2015
My ‘phone hasn’t stopped ringing with landlords asking how July’s emergency Budget will affect them. There have been some unflattering headlines about how changes to offsetting ‘allowable rental expenses’ against a landlord’s income tax bill will detrimentally affect profits but with clever planning and professional guidance, a buy-to-let can still be positive investment and an attractive alternative to traditional savings.
Legionnaires’ disease: your responsibility as a landlordAuthor: jonesrobinson | June, 16 2015
As a landlord, you’ll probably be aware of the obvious risks to tenant safety – gas, fire and electricity but there is another killer present in the home that you, as a landlord, are responsible for. Legionnaires’ disease is caused by the legionella bacteria, which can be found in domestic water systems, such as taps, showers and air conditioning units. The bacteria can cause a fatal lung infection that is transmitted into the human body by the inhalation of small, airborne water droplets.
Capitalising on relocationAuthor: jonesrobinson | March, 14 2015
We’re at the Move to the Country Show in March
Jones Robinson is delighted to announce its participation in the latest Move to the Country Show, which is being held in South West London on 27th March 2014. We will be exhibiting our current portfolio of property for sale and to rent at this prestigious event, which aims to increase exposure of country properties among city dwellers.