How Brexit Affects Your HMO Investments


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After the Brexit referendum sailed through, it was certain that uncertainty was the order of the day, at least as far as the economy was concerned. True to those fears, the economy did take a bit of hit with the pound weakening some against major world currencies. With that came a bit of a shake Read More

How To Hire An HMO Manager


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Once you have gone through all the trouble of finding the right HMO and amassing all the money you would need to own one, there is still one more step you need to undertake before you can start celebrating and rolling in the ‘dough’. You have to run it successfully. And this is where it Read More

Rules And Regulations On Owning An HMO


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Those of you who are regular readers know that I am an advocate of the benefits that HMO’s can provide both investor-landlords as well as tenants. Yes, ownership can be profitable. As importantly, residents can enjoy less expense and a greater quality of life by sharing common spaces and daily lives with other “households”. On Read More

How To Increase Your Earnings From Your HMO


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Almost every HMO owner dreams of the same thing: a day when they will be able to earn more from their properties without stress, aggravation and tax increases. But alas, that kind of Utopia only exist for a few lucky property owners who have found the secret to making the most out of their HMOs. Read More

Who Is The Ideal HMO Tenant?


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We have all dreamed of finding them; the ideal HMO tenant. Someone who is willing to pay above market rates in rent, always pays on time and sometimes even a few months in advance, takes good care of the place (preferably a DIY enthusiasts who handles their own repairs – with your permission of course), Read More

How Long Can You Expect Tenants To Stay In Your HMO?


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There are very many differing views as to how long a landlord should expect tenants to stay in their HMO. Some believe that longer lease terms serve them better while others think that shorter ones are more prudent. As is the case with most subjective matters of your own business, the answer lies with your Read More

Should You Turn Serviced Apartments Into HMO’s?


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I was watching this Rick Otton video the other day where he talks about HMOs. He asks why are we in it and what do we want to get out of it. The premise of the video is that the primary motivation for investing is always to make profit. After all, a good investment is Read More

2 Unique Ways To Make Money From HMO’s


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Jim Haliburton – a celebrated landlord who owns around 150 HMOs says that the best way to survive in a property market where property prices keep rising while rent remains stagnant is to curve your properties up into HMOs. We are talking studios and bedsitters. This, in its essence, is the HMO business. If you Read More

Biggest Legal Concerns In HMO Investing


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As a property owner running an HMO, there are quite a number of issues that you need to deal with almost on a daily basis. Regardless of whether or not you have hired a property manager to run your affairs, these legal concerns ultimately fall back on your plate. That is why you, as the Read More

Serviced Apartments vs. HMO’s: Which Is The Better Investment?


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Ever since platforms like Airbnb came around, there has been a bit of confusion between serviced apartments and HMO’s. While some people say that they can make upwards of £200 a week for a £100 a week room while offering it as a serviced apartment, seasoned investors still believe HMOs hold the best long-term returns Read More

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