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The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards You Must Comply With As A Landlord

23rd June 2022

As landlords, there are so many different laws, regulations, and standards that you need to comply with to avoid penalties. Plus, new legislation is constantly being added, further increasing the complexity of this space. Here at Concentric Sales and Lettings, we’re here to help guide you through the maze of rules and get you the information you need to stay safe, compliant, and up-to-date.

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Are You Using The Correct Tenancy Agreement?

25th April 2022

There are two kinds of tenancy agreements. Do you know which agreement applies to yours? Many landlords aren’t sure of the difference between the various tenancy agreements and how to choose the correct one that works for them. At Concentric, our goal is to help you understand the facts and get you the information you need to be a successful landlord. We've written this blog to help you know which tenancy agreement is best for you.

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170 Pieces of Legislation You Need To Know

18th April 2022

Did you know that there are 170 pieces of different legislation you must adhere to as a landlord? If you’d like to learn more about the laws and regulations that apply to you, read on. Here at Concentric Sales and Lettings, we are dedicated to getting you the latest information on legislation updates as well as providing the guidance you need to be successful, safe and compliant as a landlord. In this blog we’re going to discuss some of the most important pieces of legislation that you should be aware of as a landlord. This is by no means an exhaustive list but is intended as something of a primer to the laws governing our industry.

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Landlords- Selective Licensing Is Returning to Liverpool April 2022 - Are You Prepared?

25th February 2022

Are you a landlord in Liverpool? If so, are you aware that in April 2022, selective licensing is returning to the borough? Today, we’re going to talk about what this change in legislation means, and the steps you can take to ensure that you remain compliant. Here at Concentric, our goal is to help landlords succeed by providing practical guidance surrounding each legislation update as well as helpful advice regarding overall best practices for landlords.

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Spring Newsletter – Property Market Update

24th March 2021

I think it is safe to say that 2020 was a year like no other for obvious reasons! And from a property market point of view certainly a year which has defied expectations – with the UK experiencing its strongest annual price growth recording since the summer of 2016. To close out 2020, December alone saw over 129,000 homes change hands which is 32% higher than December of 2019 – this only added to what is always a mad rush in the middle of the month to hit clients exchange deadlines so they could enjoy Christmas with peace of mind.

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Electrical Certificates – why every landlord should have them

11th January 2021

As a landlord, you might be aware that there will be a change in the law with regards to electrical checks in all rented properties. That’s not compulsory as yet; however, we would urge all landlords to be ahead of the game and make sure that regular electrical checks are carried out on properties, and especially on new tenancies. Here’s why.

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How To Get Better Tenants

4th January 2021

As a landlord, finding and keeping the ideal tenant for your property is something we all strive to achieve. We’ve all hear stories of those nightmare tenants – maybe you’ve even had them yourself – the ones who don’t take care of your property, don’t pay on time, are constantly complaining, or worse still are complained about by their neighbors. So what should you be looking for when you have a vacant property to fill? How can you find that perfect tenant? Here are some things you should consider.

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Has The Tenant Fee Ban Encouraged Recent Rent Hikes?

3rd January 2020

There have been several reports over the past month suggesting that landlords have begun to increase their rents by as much as 22% since May. These same reports say that the hikes are due to the recent Tenant Fee Ban, but could there be other factors also in play?

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Client Money Protection Scheme will now be mandatory

29th March 2019

From 1st April 2019, it has become mandatory that all property agents hold a registered membership with a certified money protection scheme. This is by way of insurance for landlords and tenants, to prevent rogue agents from keeping back money from deposits and rents if something goes wrong. Let’s look at what this means for landlords, and what you should be looking out for when you employ an agent to manage your properties.

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Are you in danger of being banned as a landlord?

15th March 2019

Since April 2018, it has been possible to be banned from being a landlord. Not unlike facing a 12 month ban from driving if you break the law, as a landlord, you could now be stopped from letting out or managing properties for being found guilty of housing offences. It’s a pretty radical, although arguably necessary move, brought into play to crack down on rouge landlords and agents. So what does it mean, exactly, and how could it affect you?

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