<strong>Can you get a mortgage on an auction property?</strong> 

Black and white photo of some classicly British terraced houses from the street view

So, you’re thinking of taking a leap and buying a property at auction – congratulations! But before you start picturing yourself as the proud owner of a charming fixer-upper, there’s one thing you need to sort out first: getting a mortgage.  Now, whilst it is possible to get a mortgage on an auction property, it […]

Auction Property Finance FAQs 

An auction gavel lies next to a set of silver keys with a red and white house in the background

If you’ve ever bought property at auction or wondered about how auction property finance works, then this is the blog for you.   Auction property finance is a little different to a conventional residential mortgage. It can be confusing…but it doesn’t have to be.   Do you have any questions about auction property finance? If so, we […]

<strong>How to increase the value of your rental property </strong>

If you’re a landlord, the last thing you want is for your property to sit on the market for months. You have bills to pay and mouths to feed, after all.  But here’s the good news: The longer your tenants stay, the higher the value of your rental property!  Here are some tips for increasing […]

Landlords: The new smoke and carbon monoxide alarm rules 

It’s 2022, and you’re a landlord. You’ve had your fair share of bad tenants. You’ve had people not pay the rent on time. You’ve had to deal with pests and mould in the property. But now, you have a new problem – and it’s literally life-threatening:  The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 […]

Scotland’s rent freezes to tackle cost of living 

Nicola Sturgeon has announced a rent freeze for public and private rented properties as part of efforts to help people struggling with rising bills.  What a time to be alive! Describing pressures on household budgets as a “humanitarian emergency”, Scotland’s first minister set out the annual programme for government as the Holyrood parliament met for […]