Block Management tips for freeholders and RTMs 2020

Block Management 2020   Here is an overview of management items in buildings that freeholders should be aware of.   Public liability Freeholders should hold public liability insurance for the building that covers accidents on the property. Equally, directors should carry director’s liability insurance where the freehold is held in a company.   Health and […]

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  • Short term letting is essentially the process of renting out your property for a short period of time, usually from a couple of days to 6 months. The rental price you charge will be higher, to accommodate for any void periods, for example, you would expect to charge 40-50% more for a 3-month let than […]

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  • With effective management, letting your property as an HMO, or ‘House of Multiple Occupants’ can earn you substantially more than renting to one household alone. The below is our go-to guide for HMO Landlord’s or those considering embarking on an HMO venture – to help you get the best out of your investment. Attracting top tenants […]

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  • What is an inspection? To many landlords, it’s a cursory look around to check the property is still there. However, this will need to change very soon. Acara offers HMO management in London, and we hold licenses for clients. Our inspections need to be very thorough, and keep records. We have a 21-point check list […]

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  • We’re very pleased to launch a new little project – The Acara Birdboxes. The team are meticulously hand making each one, imminently going out into the wild to clients and our managed properties. There is going to be a succession of themes interspersing our ‘Classic Modern’ rendered house in company colours. Above you can see […]

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  • New landlord licensing. Updates and views from Acara Management Many of you will have been aware that landlord licensing was being introduced in the UK, but it’s now happening in full force borough by borough. For several years now there has been mandatory licensing for Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO’s), but now there are lower […]

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  • As you may have noticed, we have some core values at the heart of our property management service in London. Proactivity and mobility are right at the top of the list. I believe that property management is not just a desk job. Half of it is. The other half, is about getting out and seeing […]

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  • Hi All, Here’s an extract from an email to all our clients at the beginning of this year. “Our product Four years ago when I set up the company, I set out my main unique selling points and these have remained true. They are; We visit properties in person We are hands on and do […]

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  • Making money with Airbnb Are you going on an extended trip? You can rent out your property in London for up to 90 days a year. Airbnb stays vary from a couple of days to a couple of months. So how do you do it? With a hands-on property manager! Acara Management hosts properties on […]

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  • Renovating a rental property can be hard to carry out whilst cutting costs and maximising return on investment at the same time, however, it can be done. Below are some inexpensive tips to both improve property and boost rental income potential. Don’t Treat it Like Your Own It’s important to remember not to work to […]

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