"Thanks and well done- three cheers for Abode!" (Emma Coates, Landlord)

 "I have always found Abode to be intuitive, professional and reliable. I would recommend using Abode to any landlord." (Mark Easton, Landlord)

"You are the best property managers we've ever met - thank you!" (May Kay, Tenant) 

"Abode have let my properties for a number of years now and I have always found their service consistent, efficient and helpful." (Sarah Woodhouse, Landlord) 

"Fantastic service, fantastic at finding us a property and outstandingly supportive in helping us secure it." (Teasel Howell, Tenant)

"Since Abode opened in 2001 I have trusted them implicitly with letting my properties. The rents are always on time and no void periods." (Chez Wardzala, Landlord)

"Thanks for doing such a great job, we will definitely recommend you whenever the opportunity arises." (Clare Chivers, Landlord)

"Their service has been impeccable through the 6 years and have been very supportive. I couldn’t recommend them more highly." (Tori Rodgers, Landlord) 

Free Resources for UK Landlords

At Abode, we’ve worked with hundreds of landlords over the years at every stage of their careers. We know that being a landlord isn’t easy, so we’ve pulled together a library of free resources, tools and guides to help you. 

These resources cover off everything from finding a property and preparing to let it through to collecting rent and finding good contractors for regular maintenance and repair.

Buying Your First Property to Let

Researching Your Area

Before committing to buying a property to rent out, you should first do some research on your area. There are a number of free tools you can use to this:

  • Research local schools and catchment areas.
  • Research transport links and accessibility around the property.
  • Take a walk round and get a feel for the local area.
  • If you’re buying in an urbanised area, is their green space or parks nearby?
  • Talk to letting agencies and property management companies in the local area, we’re always happy to have an honest and open discussion about property choice – contact us here.

Deciding On a Property

Once you’ve decided on the area you wish to buy in, you should begin looking for properties. Here are a number of tools and guides to help you decide what property is best for your ideal type of tenant:

When choosing a property, you may notice that there are several improvements you can put in place to improve it's rental value; remember to budget for this too! 

Calculating Your Expected Rental Income

Once you’ve shortlisted a number of properties, you should calculate their rental yield to ensure they will be profitable enough to cover mortgage payments.

Use the tool below to compare house prices, sale prices and rental rates for different types of property in your desired area, this will give you an idea of how much rent you can expect to charge.  






Buy To Let Mortgage Calculator

When it’s time to apply for a mortgage, be sure to shop around for the best deal. Here are a range of price comparison websites and handy calculators for a smooth application:

Stamp Duty Calculator 

2015’s Autumn Statement saw the introduction of a 3% additional rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for the purchase additional properties including buy to let properties, this is an excess cost that should be considered before purchasing a property.

The amount of stamp duty you pay is based on the price of your property and is applicable when a property costs over £125,000. Use the calculator below to get an estimate of how much stamp duty tax you will need to pay on the purchase of your buy to let property.

Stamp duty