Who are the Investor Services Team?

The haart Investor Services Team is here to help customers obtain more information about how to maximise their investments in the current property market. We seek to provide advice and assistance to landlords looking to investing in property for the first time or to expand their property portfolio.

As Andrew Benn, our Lettings Managing Director, explains: "Given the rise in house prices, many of our landlords will now have sufficient capital in their existing property to put down as a deposit on further properties and be in a position to take advantage of the increasing availability of attractive buy-to-let mortgage rates.”

We offer a co-ordinated ‘one stop shop’ service that includes:

  • Free membership of our Investor Club: Where landlords can be regularly updated with new investment opportunities. We can even secure exclusive discounts and offers (including properties that aren’t available on the open market). Sign up to the Investor Club here

  • 1-2-1 bespoke services: For clients with more than one investment property we can provide bespoke letting and management solutions for their portfolios with a single point of contact providing a joined up service from start to finish.

  • Specialist advice: Our dedicated Buy-to-Let mortgage specialists offer advice to clients to help ensure they get the funding to grow their portfolio.

  • National coverage, local expertise: Our service introduces customers to exciting investment opportunities through our sales teams across the country and our model means we can spot a real gem of a property that may prove to be a superb investment.

If you are thinking of investing in property for the first time or would like help in increasing your property portfolio, we would be very pleased to hear from you.  Contact us today.  

Mandating long tenancies could be bad news for everyone

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It was during the weekend that football giants Argentina, Portugal and Spain were all dramatically knocked out of the World Cup, and the UK basked in high temperatures that the Government leaked the news it was set to launch a consultation to increase the minimum tenancy length to three years. The proposals centre around the introduction of a minimum three-year tenancy agreement, with a six-month break clause by either party. Additionally, tenants would be able to end the tenancy if they provide two months’ notice; which is double the current obligation. Landlords, meanwhile, would be able to end the tenancy If they have reasonable grounds, e.g. if the tenant has not paid their rent or if they intended to sell the property.

Mandating long tenancies could be bad news for everyone

Finding the right solicitor or conveyancer

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Along with choosing the correct estate agent to market your property, choosing the correct conveyancer or solicitor to carry out the conveyancing is one of the most important part of your house move. Both solicitors and conveyancer have experience in handling contracts, giving legal advice, transferring funds to pay for a property, etc. However, solicitors also offer a full range of legal services; this can be useful if any complex legal issues arise during the sale or purchase of a property.

Finding the right solicitor or conveyancer

Positively embracing change in the Private Rented Sector

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The saying “change is the only constant in life” is certainly true for the Private Rented Sector. With what feels like endless change over the past few years, the private rented sector is almost unrecognisable since the introduction of the Housing Act in 1988, 30 years ago.

Positively embracing change in the Private Rented Sector

Buy-to-let advice

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Considering buy to let? The haart guide to buy to let will provide you with a everything you need to know before making your investment.

What you need to know

Expanding your portfolio - why consider a new build

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Depending on your investment aspirations, as a landlord considering increasing your portfolio you’re presented with a wide range of options.

The benefits of buying a new build

What is rental yield and how can you maximise it

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Rental yield measures how much potential return or income a rental property can generate each year. It can be a useful indicator in determining the ongoing return on your investment property and could be used to compare different investment properties.

What is rental yield and how can you maximise it

Landlord Insurance Cover: What you need to know

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One of the most important things you must consider as a landlord is how to protect yourself as well as your investment, one of the best ways to do this is by taking out an appropriate landlord insurance policy that adequately covers you and protects your asset. In this article, we will be answering some of the most common questions about landlord insurance and policies as well as other types of insurance or policy you may want to consider.

Property Lettings Advice

How to effectively manage your property

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Property management is a big responsibility and can require undertaking a list of tasks on a frequent basis to make the process of managing your property go smoothly. Depending on how many properties you are managing and if you’re letting them out, you may find that there are even more things to consider than first anticipated. So here are some useful tips and advice to help make the management process bit easier and more efficient.

Property Lettings Advice

Beginners guide to security deposits for rental properties

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Whether you are letting out your property directly or looking to enlist the help of a reputable letting agent to assist you, deciding on what type of deposit you want for your property is an important step in the process. This is a short guide to help with the basic things you need to know about security deposits.

Property Lettings Advice

Investing in your first property

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Becoming a property investor can be a great way to make money. If done correctly, it can prove to be a profitable endeavour. This article lays out some key things to keep in mind when purchasing your first investment property.

Property investment advice