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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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What a Landlord Should Do When Their Tenant Has Fallen Into Rent Arrears

28th February 2022

Do you know how to handle a tenant that’s fallen into arrears? This can be a difficult issue for landlords as you have to be careful to remain compliant with all of the relevant legislation throughout your process. Also, many landlords do not have a systemised formula for dealing with these situations, leaving them with the sense that they are unprepared. Today, we’re going to cover some of the dos and don’ts of chasing rent arrears. We’re also going to discuss which legal notices to use, as well as the process we recommend for handling these complicated situations.

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What Is The Rental And Property Investing Market Like In Liverpool Right Now?

22nd February 2022

We have let thousands of tenancies, worked with hundreds of investors, and managed hundreds of properties, helping landlords navigate the local Selective Licensing schemes since their inception in 2015. Like tenants, landlords and investors come in all shapes and sizes, have different levels of experience, and have different wants and needs, but there are a few questions that we get asked all of the time, and right now, it seems like everyone wants to buy property in Liverpool and the surrounding areas... and I can see why.

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Are Your Tenants Behaving In a Tenant Like Manner?

18th January 2021

We hear a lot about how we should behave as landlords and agents – there are numerous rules, regulations, and laws about how we should be conducting ourselves and our business. But something we don’t hear about so much, and that causes many headaches when you’re dealing with tenants and properties, is something called ‘Tenant Like Manner’.

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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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What Should You Look For When Buying A HMO?

10th September 2020

Given the right area, investing in a HMO can be a great way to increase the yield of a property, and a way to boost your portfolio. But whether you are new to the property game, or are a seasoned landlord looking for a different route, what should you be thinking about when you are looking for a HMO?

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Landlords – Are You Getting The Best Out Of Your Letting Agent?

8th January 2020

Here’s a question for you – how important is it to employ an agency and what can landlords get out of it? If you’ve ever had the stress of self-managing your properties, you’ll know that there are huge merits in having a good letting agent to take care of things such as contracts, credit checks, inventories, and all of the points of legislation that go along with rentals. Over recent years, there has been a significant growth in the private lettings sector, which makes it more important than ever for landlords to not only find the right letting agent, but to know what they can offer in terms of service. And striking up a good relationship with your agent is key in getting the most for your money.

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Wolverhampton Letting agents packs the room EVERY 3 months with landlords wanting to learn.

14th June 2019

On a wet cold and windy night on the 12th June, local Lettings Agents Concentric (incorporating Lawsons) which have been renting and managing properties in the Wolverhampton area for nearly 30 years, ran its second seminar of the year, with one intention in mind… Educating landlords.

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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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