Auctions have traditionally been good ways to pick up bargains, whether it is furniture, antiques, works of art or cars. Prime TV shows like Cash In The Attic or Storage Wars also show how auctions can be an effective way to make a profit – if you know what you’re doing. Other popular programmes, such […]

House prices rising at a much faster rate than wages is going to put home ownership out of reach for even more people in the future. Research suggests that about one in four households in Britain will be living in private rental accommodation by the end of 2021. An annual report by Knight Frank estate […]

  Dear Customer,   This month marks the 5-year anniversary since we, a small team of software guys at Radweb, officially launched InventoryBase.   What an incredible and enduring journey it has been.   You might think property reporting software is a bit dull and boring. Well, it depends what you’re comparing it to, but […]

With the General Election being a hot topic for most today, we look at what the three main parties have lined up for the Housing sector. Today’s the day – the General Election. So, what do the three main parties have lined up for the Housing Sector? With Housing being a top priority in all […]

Landlords who either choose to ignore the law or are unaware of regulations continue to make headline news. In two recent cases, one has been jailed, while another has been handed a hefty fine. In the first instance, Watford landlord, Lemuel Browne, was handed a six-week prison sentence for illegally evicting his tenant. He admitted […]

It’s already been an interesting year for buy-to-let investors. Tax changes are just coming in which affect this sector, while the new mortgage interest tax relief rules are also having an effect. For some landlords, it could mean accepting the fact that their profit margins will be reduced. For others, it means either being forced […]

More than 4.5 million households in the UK now live in rented accommodation, which is almost double the number in 2004. Home ownership is now at its lowest level since 1985 and the rental sector is becoming a very important part in the housing market. This is welcome news for buy-to-let investors, particularly as more […]

After a local council recently started using drones for property inspections, is this the way forward for larger scale inspections? There are many new opportunities arising in many areas with the new Drone regulations in the UK. A council in Essex are due to launch a service using drones to inspect properties. Traditional building inspection […]

The world of property continues to be turned upside-down by technology. The days when people had to physically walk into a high street estate agent to look at photos of properties are long gone. Although many people still like the personal touch, the first viewing of a property is now more likely to be conducted […]

The number of landlords considering expanding their buy-to-let portfolio has fallen to a record low, according to the latest figures from the buy-to-let arm of Lloyds Banking Group, BM Solutions. Only 13% of landlords have plans to expand their portfolio. This is the smallest percentage since the survey started 11 years ago. Tax changes are […]

The landlord levy raised £1.64 billion in the tax year ending March 31, 2017, which is one billion pounds more than the Treasury estimated when the controversial tax was announced in 2015.     Landlords opposed the levy, as they argued it would put people off from investing in buy-to-let properties and could lead to […]

Proptech companies continue to change the way people conduct business in the rental markets, while also taking advantage of new ways of investment.   Crowdfunding is proving to be a lucrative way for property technology companies to raise the funds they need to either launch or grow their products. Recently SPCE, which says it is […]

Landlords will now be starting to feel the effects of the new tax changes for buy-to-let investors. After analysing the changes and how they affect you, it could be a good time to look at your portfolio and work out the best way to handle your existing properties and any future investments. There are several […]

Landlords continue to pay the price for anti-social behaviour. More councils are increasingly considering the introduction of private licensing schemes as an answer to these problems. However, it is the buy-to-let investors who have to pay the price. Telford & Wrekin Council is the latest to look at introducing a licence scheme in certain districts, […]

With bespoke Property Inspection Systems now easily available on the market, why should you use one? How will it benefit you? Property inspection systems have made it easier to manage the properties more efficiently and in an improved way. The one application that has been able to provide wholesome support to any kind of properties […]