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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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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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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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Marketing Has Changed – Have You?

7th May 2020

One of the biggest lightbulb moments for people who attend our courses is this: The most vital thing you can do to grow your business is to have a sound marketing strategy and to be consistent with it. But often, when things get busy for us, marketing is the very first element of our business that we neglect. It’s unfortunate that it has become one of those things that we all tend to put on the back burner, something that we know is kind of important, but it can wait until we’re less busy.

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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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Build To Rent

21st December 2019

In recent years, there has been significant growth in the build to rent sector, which reports suggest will see heavy investment over the coming months and years, as the demand for privately rented properties hits an all time high. So, what exactly is the build to rent phenomenon, and could it be a threat to private landlords in the UK? Let’s take a look.

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Latest Changes To Private Residence Relief

30th August 2019

In July the Government confirmed its plans to change the way that Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is calculated for properties that are part or fully let.

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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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Landlords – Are you compliant with the latest Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards?

4th June 2019

There’s no getting away from the fact that there have been a lot of changes in legislation in the lettings industry over the past year, not least updates in the law surrounding energy efficiency. This has been quite a big one, because there is currently a huge buzz around the need for us all to be more aware of our environmental impact, from the materials we use every day, to how we reduce the amount of energy in our businesses and in our households.  So let’s take a look at what’s changed, and how we as landlords and agents need to look at energy efficiency within the properties that we rent out, along with the potential hurdles that might present. 

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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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