A Landlords Guide to Legal Cover & Insurance

No matter how careful you are, being a Landlord is hard work and things can still go wrong so you need to prepare for the unexpected. As a landlord, it’s your responsibility to insure the property against damage like fire and flood. While there is nothing stopping you from taking out a regular home insurance […]

Capital Gains Tax 2021: What Landlords Need to Know

Selling a property isn’t always straightforward and generally comes with a number of forms, negotiations and is subject to various expenses. Capital Gains tax is likely to be your biggest expense when selling a buy-to-let property or second home. To help you work through how it will affect you as a landlord, we’ve put together […]

February 2021 Platform Updates

Welcome to Octo V2.2. We have been working hard over the last 4 weeks to bring you a whole host of new features. Our main goal is to continually improve and bring you the best free online platform in the market. The aim of our latest update is to further build on our core objectives […]

Goldsborough V CA Property Highlights Some Dangers with Rent-To-Rent 

The market practice of sub-letting a residential property to another party such as a landlord, property manager or local authority (commonly known as rent-to-rent or guaranteed rent) over a fixed long term contract is an attractive model for some property owners.    There are key advantages to both sides of the deal: The owner of the property gets a guaranteed rent […]

Free Property Management Software

Free Property Management Software  2021 is just round the corner, UK based property managers and landlords are reviewing their property management software.   Both landlords and managers are looking for better functionality (accounting, reporting automation & greater support) and of course better value for money. After a turbulent 2020 it is all about improving profits through cost […]

Will COVID-19 Fuel A Warehousing Boom

COVID-19 has only added to the demise of the UK high street and coupled with a home delivery surge is a potential game-changer for commercial property landlords. Over the last decade the growth of online shopping has been relentless, putting pressure on the high street to maintain footfall. Some experts have claimed the Covid-19 pandemic […]