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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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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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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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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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You Can No Longer Charge A Deposit For Pets – Here’s What You Need To Know

7th January 2020

Due to the introduction of the recent Tenant Fee Ban, there have been a lot of changes to what we as landlords and agents are able to charge for. One example of that is the deposit for pets. If you are a landlord who allows your tenants to have pets, then that additional deposit you used to charge to cover any damages or cleaning bills caused by pets is no longer allowed under the new bill.

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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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Looking For A Higher Rental Yield? These Are The Top Areas To Buy Rental Properties

1st January 2020

There’s no denying that the lettings market has had it tough over the past 12 months. We’ve seen massive changes in legislation, not least the Tenant Fee Ban, which has mad things harder, both in terms of workload and income. As landlords, it’s difficult to know which path to take – how can we continue to grow and even thrive in this new landscape? And where should we be looking if we want to expand our portfolio to get the best return for our money? Here, we will talk you through some of the recent figures showing the good, the bad, and the downright ugly when it comes to the highest yields in the buy to let market.

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