How to Choose a Buy to Let Property

A buy to let property is a great investment for lots of people. If you can afford to buy a flat or a house to rent, you will want to make sure you can make the most income from it you possibly can. Here are some things to think about when choosing your property:

  • Capacity. If you buy a house of multiple occupancy, such as a student house, you can make more money from it.
  • Type of property. Flats will usually be sold on a leasehold basis, so you won’t be the freeholder. Make sure you understand the terms of the lease fully.
  • Service charges. If you buy a flat, there will be service charges that you pay to the management company. These will cover the maintenance of the building.
  • Fire safety. Make sure you choose a building that is well looked after so you won’t have to put in too many fire alarms or fire doors.