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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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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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Things you should consider before you rent out your property (Part. 1)

15th December 2020

Whether you are a first-time landlord, or you’ve got more than one property already, there are several things you will need to consider before you put your property on the rental market. No matter whether you are managing the property yourself, or having an agent manage it on your behalf, bringing the home up to standard before rental is your responsibility, and you’ll want to make sure that you are attracting the right tenants. In order to do that, you will need to take into consideration the following points, before you even begin to advertise the property.

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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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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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Electrical Certificates – Why Every Landlord Should Have Them

28th December 2019

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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Are Flats A Better Investment Than House

7th December 2019

With legislation getting tighter and tighter within the lettings industry, the debate between landlords on whether to invest in houses or flats is back on the agenda. So where is your money best placed? The answer isn’t as straight forward as you might think – let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons for each.

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3 Reasons Why Landlords Are Losing Confidence

1st December 2019

Recently, the National Landlord Association revealed that landlords’ confidence in the industry has reached its lowest level on record. It seems that all of the changes in laws and legislation over the past 12 months is taking its toll, and understandably, landlords are worried about the future of their businesses.

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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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