The Key Place Newsletter, March 2016 1st Mar 2016

Welcome to the March edition of our newsletter, giving you news from across the rental industry.  This month we introduce you to our new Falkirk office; we look at how to get and keep the right tenants; we tell you how we market your property to prospective tenants; and we look at whether the new tax changes will lead to increased rents and incorporation for landlords.  We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  Please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 


The Key Place Falkirk Office 1st Mar 2016

Last week The Key Place threw open the doors to its new office in 6 Vicar Street, Falkirk. The office gives us a fantastic high street presence, and a dedicated shop front window to advertise properties for rent.

Dealing with the Tax Changes 1st Mar 2016

The tax changes brought into effect in the July 2015 budget will impact buy to let landlords. The changes will be phased in over 4 years from April 2017.

Buy to Let - We Can Help 1st Mar 2016

The buy-to-let market is booming and it is set to grow even more as people continue to struggle to get on the housing ladder; property prices are rising; and people realise the freedom that renting brings. There is a massive shortage of rental properties, with demand far outstripping supply and good rents can be achieved for well-presented properties in the right location. Whether you are considering your first buy-to-let project, or are have a sizeable portfolio, The Key Place understands that every penny spent counts in this major investment decision. Buying the right property in the right location is crucial in achieving optimum rental income and capital growth.

Marketing Your Rental Property 1st Mar 2016

Even although tenant demand is high, it is important that The Key Place do everything we can to give your property the best possible exposure. We have a carefully chosen marketing package designed to do just this. We also put time into raising the profile of The Key Place, so both landlords and tenants know where to come for a quality service. We do all of this through the following means: • The Key Place letting boards – these are erected in the most visible location allowed at all of our available properties. People moving within the local area, or passing through looking for a new home can easily see what we have for rent.

Getting and Keeping the Right Tenants 1st Mar 2016

With rental demand at an all-time and high and voids at an all-time low, there are no shortage of tenants looking for properties. However finding the right tenants for the right property is essential for a safe, long-term let. How do you find the right tenants for your property, and more importantly when you find the right tenants, how do you keep them?

Confessions of a Letting Agent . . . Knowing Your Tenants 1st Mar 2016

It really does help if you get to know your tenants, as there may be more to a story than first meets the eye!