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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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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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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 More People Renting In Their Home Towns?

14th December 2019

There have been several reports recently suggesting that young people are opting to rent closer to where they grew up, rather than relocating to search out better job prospects. These same reports say that this is largely down to the steep rise in rent over the past 20 years – but how true are the claims, and what does it mean for landlords with properties in less affluent areas of the UK?

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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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Renters in the West Midlands suffer the most with rent increases

29th October 2015

·        Three in five letting agents in the West Midlands saw rent increases for tenants this month ·        Supply in London still remains an issue ·        ARLA issues September Private Rental Sector (PRS) Report

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