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Landlord Oven Clean Dilemma

Published on: 4th January 2018

One of the biggest issues that landlords face when tenants move out is the oven clean. Why is the landlord oven clean such an issue? The answer is simple. Landlords remember providing their tenant with a new immaculately presented oven in their buy-to-let property. Wasn’t the oven just out of the box and still had […]

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Are you a professional landlord?

Published on: 22nd December 2017

Is it possible to be a professional landlord with just one or two properties or does your letting business need to be your main income to be considered to be a professional? On the face of it this it may seem like a matter of semantics but in many ways it goes to the heart […]

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Boiler Cover – Is It Worth It?

Published on: 17th December 2017

Should I spend out on landlord boiler cover insurance?  This has been a question that has preoccupied me for several years. By instinct I don’t like shelling money out and not getting anything back in return. However, several boiler failures in quick succession have reminded me of what an expensive business boilers and employing plumbers […]

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Ten ways to save tax

Published on: 8th December 2017

Landlords at this time of year need to be gearing up for their latest property tax deadline. The Self Assessment Tax Return, including the figures relating to your property rental business. Property Hawk has recently upgraded its’ landlord income tax system so that it is even easier to use. Now we have a dedicated tax […]

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Rent regulation – hits Scotland

Published on: 3rd December 2017

Rent regulation including rent controls has hit Scotland in changes that have been badged to be the biggest changes to the private rental sector in a generation. Are rent controls in the rest of the UK now inevitable? Scottish tenants promised security of tenure The new tenancies become effective from 1st December 2017.  The full […]

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Plumbers – How much?

Published on: 30th November 2017

This modern day ‘knight’ of the urban realm can be hero or cowboy depending on the one you get. As winter approaches a landlords potential need for plumbing work is likely to increase. Boilers need servicing and replacing. Leaks can occur during the cold weather and there are the year round maintenance and refurbishment work. […]

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Selling investment property online

Published on: 26th November 2017

Do I need an estate agent? I don’t sell my investment property very often.  Given the historic returns for property investment why would you?  However, it does irk me to have to pay the 1 -2% of the capital value of the investment property to an estate agent.  In this online world surely there is […]

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The Mystery of the Investment Yield

Published on: 20th November 2017

Even if you are a new property investor you will have no doubt come across articles that have mentioned about the mythical concept of the investment yield. The journalist will then no doubt try to confuse you further by going on to quote a few random numbers such as 6 or 10%. My experience of […]

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Property Hawk is EVOLVING

Published on: 25th September 2017

Property Hawk the website dedicated to managing your residential investment properties is evolving to meet the needs of our mobile users and also we thought it was time for a freshen up.  You might notice a few minor changes to the way it looks. I can assure you that the same quality content will all […]

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All Change for Buy to Let

Published on: 15th March 2017


To say that we are experiencing a period of change in the housing market feels like an understatement when you consider the intense transformation that buy-to-let has undergone in recent years – and especially so when you think of what is still yet to come. Political uncertainty Theresa May’s government is bringing with it new […]

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