Terminus Treasures3-12-2021 | Landlord News
We’re all familiar with the tourist hotspots that draw crowds to Central London for a day out, but there are plenty of exciting experiences to be had in the postcodes on the outskirts of our capital. A new study by CIA Landlords has set out to discover the best rated attractions on tripadvisor at the end of tube lines - as well as at the end of commuter routes - based on a variety of metrics including top-rated pubs and activities, as well as travel time to and from Central London in an effort to explore the hidden gems often overlooked further away from the city.
The Global Price of Personal Space19-11-2021 | Landlord News
It’s no secret that property prices in first-world countries have been on a steep increase over the past decade, but which cities sees residents pay the most per square metre for their piece of personal space? A new study by CIA Landlord Insurance set out to index property prices for both renters and buyers in capital cities across the globe in an effort to find out where people pay the most for what they call home.
Supermarket Index: The density and price tag of Britain's favourite chains revealed29-10-2021 | Landlord News
Every person in the UK has their favourite supermarket; one may prefer Tesco due to their well-known meal-deals, whereas another may favour Waitrose because of a wider selection of fresh products. But what’s the best city to live for an abundance of choice, and do shopping options impact the prices of real estate?
The European Locations Most Likely to be Impacted by the Climate Crisis14-10-2021 | Landlord News
The team at CIA Landlord have researched which countries and cities in Europe have the best and worst climate stability.
British Renters' Relocation Wishlist 202128-07-2021 | Landlord News
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.
The Most & Least Affordable European Cities To Buy A Home28-06-2021 | Landlord News
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?
UK & US: The Luckiest Places to Live in 202116-06-2021 | Landlord News
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?
The Best UK and European Cities for Foodies in 202128-05-2021 | Landlord News
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.
Self-employed Mortgages in 202126-03-2021 | Landlord News
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.
The Healthiest Cities to Raise A Family9-03-2021 | Landlord News
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 Best Cities to Buy a Property Young3-03-2021 | Landlord News
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.
The Cost of Being a Landlord in 202119-01-2021 | Landlord News
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.
Home Selling Secrets16-11-2020 | Landlord News
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.
Best Cities To Save For House Deposits16-11-2020 | Landlord News
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.
Owning a Property Makes You More Attractive According to New Dating Study16-11-2020 | Landlord News
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.
Most Desired Flatmate Traits17-09-2020 | Landlord News
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!
Home Staging Features That Can Increase Your Home’s Value by Thousands16-09-2020 | Landlord News
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.
Stamp Duty Buy-to-Let Hotspots15-09-2020 | Landlord News
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.
The Most Successful Agents on Million Dollar Beach House Revealed21-08-2020 | Landlord News
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.
Best and Worst Home DIY Projects for Landlords Revealed27-07-2020 | Landlord News
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.
Post Lockdown Buyer and Renter Requirements27-07-2020 | Landlord News
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.
Dream Remote Work Locations14-07-2020 | Landlord News
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.
Tenants From Hell21-01-2020 | Landlord News
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.
How to Make Sure Your Tenants are Reliable4-01-2020 | Landlord Advice
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.
How Safe Is Your Area?21-03-2018 | Landlord News
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.
Landlord Horror Stories21-01-2018 | Landlord News
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.
CIA Landlords Have Moved!19-05-2017 | Landlord News
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.
Local House Prices and Crime Statistics15-03-2017 | Landlord Advice
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!
Landlord Responsibilities and Advice13-12-2016 | Landlord Advice
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.
Your Guide to Landlord Insurance Reviews13-11-2016 | Landlord Advice
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.
Know Your Market - What Tenants Say About Rental Risks13-09-2016 | Landlord Advice
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.
Top Android Apps for Landlords25-08-2016 | Landlord News
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