Tag Archives: student landlord

Buy-to-let mortgages for student / HMO properties

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Posted on 4th November 2015



Landlords that want to let to students or rent out a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) have a few extra considerations to take into account when applying for a buy-to-let mortgage. Generally, buy-to-let mortgages are interest only, need bigger deposits and for the rent to more than cover the mortgage payments, typically at least 125% […]

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Student housing accreditation scheme

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Posted on 28th October 2015



For all landlords of student properties or other House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) in Canterbury, Canterbury City Council recommends that you join the Homestamp housing accreditation scheme. What is it? It’s a voluntary scheme promoting good practice and high quality standards amongst landlords. To join the scheme, landlords have to agree to a code of […]

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Fire and safety regulations for HMO

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Posted on 23rd October 2015



As a landlord of a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), there are certain fire, electrical and safety regulations that must be adhered to, and you will be inspected by the local council to ensure that your property is acceptable and fully compliant. So, as a student landlord or other HMO landlord, what do you need […]

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Renting to overseas students – what’s to know?

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Posted on 8th October 2015



As a student landlord, there may come a time when one of your prospective tenants is an overseas student. If that’s the case, what advice can I give you about letting to international students, what additional procedures should you put into place, and what else should you consider. The Immigration Act 2014 introduced legislation which […]

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Buying property at auction – should you, shouldn’t you?

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Posted on 7th October 2015



You may have watched TV shows such as Homes under the Hammer and think that buying a property at auction is the way to go if you want to get a bargain investment property to rent out. There’s distinct advantages, the process is usually a lot quicker and you can get a great profit. But […]

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HMO licence – what are the rules?

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Posted on 6th October 2015



As a student landlord, you will most likely be in possession of an HMO – a house of multiple occupation. An HMO is defined as being a property that is rented out by at least three people that aren’t from one household but share facilities like the kitchen and bathroom. What does more than one […]

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Carbon monoxide detector rules for landlords

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Posted on 5th October 2015



New regulations approved by Parliament came into force on 1 October which means that it is now compulsory for private sector landlords to ensure that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are installed in rented residential accommodation. If you fall foul of the rules, local authorities can impose a fine of up to £5000. So what […]

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