CIA's Rental Attitudes Survey 2021 reveals the locations and alternative accomodation types Brits want. From huts to boats and even planes - here's a rundown for anyone who fancies a whole new living experience.Read more
Now lockdowns across the continent are gradually lifting, we can safely start thinking about crossing borders again. Have you ever wondered what housing prices in Europe’s capitals are like?
We have all dreamed about winning a lottery someday and what we might do with our lives if we were to be struck with such a massive amount of luck. But have you ever wondered where your chances of getting that winning ticket are the highest?
Lockdown has recently been lifted allowing people in the UK to both eat out and travel to places where they can eat out again. To coincide with this, CIA Landlord have researched which cities have are the top restaurant hotspots in the UK, as well as the rest of Europe.
For many self-employed individuals, the process of applying for a mortgage can be extremely frustrating, with long waiting periods between approvals and the continued need to provide evidence showing that you can pay back monthly repayments.
When moving to another city to raise a family, there are a number of aspects you need to take into consideration. From finance and childcare to attractions and general health, choosing the right city plays a vital role in the upbringing of your family.
The rise of remote working has prompted a great opportunity for young people to move across the world and work from home. For those who are willing to take the leap there are a range of factors to consider when finding the right location.
An annual ranking by CIA Landlord has revealed the true cost of being a landlord and where in the UK is the most profitable area to invest in.
Despite the pandemic, homes are selling an average of 31% faster than in 2019, and with additional safety measures making it more difficult to adequately view properties, there’s potential for homeowners to get away with hiding problems in their house.
In the current climate, saving money for a big enough house deposit is becoming increasingly out of reach. Whether it’s due to an increase in home bill costs or banks wanting a higher percentage deposit, saving enough cash amidst a looming pandemic seems almost impossible for many young people.
During the pandemic, dating app usage has soared in popularity and going on dates without leaving the house is the status quo. Tinder saw more than 3 billion swipes on one day alone in March, the largest surge in history.
Despite COVID-19, searches for SpareRoom have increased by 54.9% since March 2020. With remote working taking over the capital, finding the perfect flatmate has never been more crucial - after all, you’re likely to be spending 24/7 with them whilst working from home!
Here, we reveal the most cost-effective items to buy which add merit to your space based on value combined with popularity by search volume and instagramability. We also showcase the best free ways to revamp a space as well as what red flags to look for when viewing a property.
In this study, CIA Landlordhttps://www.cia-landlords.co.uk/ reveals the cities with the cheapest average house prices compared to the average rental cost to uncover the best cities and house types to invest in before stamp duty holiday ends in March 2021.
Following Netflix’s smash-hit success with Selling Sunset, a new show is set taking the world by storm - Million Dollar Beach House has been dubbed this year’s next reality TV property show before it even hit our screens, and like the stars from the Oppenheim group, this show follows five agents from real estate group Nest Seekers selling lavish million-dollar beach homes to New York’s rich and famous.
A new study by CIA Landlords has found the most popular and valuable DIY projects you can undertake to improve the value of your home. The study reveals the most cost effective DIY projects Brits can easily undertake and how much more prospective homeowners and renters are willing to pay for a home with these features.
With Brits across the country continuing to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, spending all that time indoors has encouraged millions to take up DIY projects in a bid to improve the overall surroundings of their new offices.
In the beginning of 2020, the idea of working abroad was just a pipe dream for many employees. Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, working remotely has become the norm for billions across the globe - making it feasible to relocate for many office workers in the future.
While the vast majority of tenants do pay their rent on time and look after the property in which they live, this sadly isn’t always the case. We’re sure you’ve read many a news story down the years about the proverbial ‘tenants from hell’ – so we thought we’d take a closer look at just how bad some tenants can be.
If you don't use a professional letting agency, the responsibility of vetting your potential tenants as well as maintain your relationship, arrange contracts, secure deposits and make any repairs all fall directly on you. If you are renting out a shared house, you also have a duty of care to vet all of your tenants, making sure that those living in your property are safe and comfortable.
Making the decision to relocate or stay in your current property can be difficult. You may need to account for school catchment areas, proximity to your jobs and a range of other factors that are personal to you. Maybe your current area feels less safe than it used to, maybe you have a bad feeling after a house viewing, so whatever your concern, it’s worth taking a look at an area’s crime rates and statistics.
Life as a landlord can certainly be interesting – although not always in the ways you'd have hoped for. Indeed, while many tenants are removed from their property for relatively mundane reasons like too much missed rent, there are also some rather more unusual stories that demonstrate just what strange situations can be encountered by landlords.
When you are looking to move house or are in the process of moving house, you will probably experience a range of emotions. There’s the excitement of being handed the keys to your new home. There’s the stress of solicitors and estate agents. And there can be a sense of loss from leaving behind memories and experiences from your old house. Hopefully though, the general feeling is one of positivity.
How much do you actually know about your local area? Are you aware of your exceedingly good crime statistics or your above average house prices? Are you worried about moving to a new area due to house prices or rumours you’ve heard from others? Well now you can check!
There are a variety of legal obligations that need to be adhered to when you are a landlord, regardless of the size of your business. We have collated a list of the key responsibilities to consider when letting a property.
If you are a landlord of long standing, your buy to let insurance may be coming up for renewal soon. If, like many landlords, your initial response is to simply renew your existing cover, you may be missing out on future savings and extra benefits.
As a landlord, knowing what's important to both current and prospective tenants is important to keep them happy and keep them on board renting your property. However, much like any area of business, what you do and what your tenants (or customers!) want you to do can sometimes be misaligned.
Being a landlord can be hard work and isn't always as smooth sailing as what people might assume. You need to think about everything from decorations and furniture, to the legal stuff like tenancy agreements, insurance, boiler repairs, electrical safety - the list goes on!
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