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How can social media benefit the intermediary market?

As with many things in life, social media has its pros and cons depending on what your motivations are. It’s fair to say that the ability to share opinions, content, visuals and events in real-time has transformed the way we live and how we do business. From a marketing perspective, social media can play an integral role for many firms, especially consumer-facing ones.

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HMOs the success story for landlords in Q3 2019

Our quarterly survey of 883 landlords for Q3 2019 (via BVA BDRC) revealed that the rental yields for their HMOs, at 6.5% per year on average, far outshone the average rental yield for all property types of 5.6%.

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Could your landlord client do more now without the upfront costs?

Nationally, an equal proportion of landlords bought and sold property this summer. Rental profitability remains constant in Autumn of 2019; 84% of landlords report that they are still making a profit (Foundation Home Loans, BVA BVRC Q3 data). In many locations where property prices have been static, landlords have been able to capital raise to expand their stock to secure some good value flats and houses.

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Landlords flocking to limited company structures for buy to let

63% of landlords plan to buy their next buy to let through a limited company, up from 55% in Q2.