August 19, 2018

Do you need an HMO license?

As a landlord, there are various rules and regulations that must be followed by otherwise fines and penalties are a certainty. For those who rent a property to numerous occupiers, an HMO license should be familiar. What is a House in Multiple Occupation? A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), is a property shared by three […]

July 31, 2018

How to sell a property with tenants in it

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Owning a property for rental purposes can be a great source of income but there does come a time when landlords want to sell the property and maybe get out of the landlord game. Whilst selling your own personal residence can be quite straightforward, if you want to sell a property with tenants in situ, […]

May 14, 2018

Leicester sees the highest annual rental growth in England

House prices in Leicestershire

The latest rental data from Landbay has shown that Leicester had the largest increase in rental value in England over the past year. Our hometown city has seen a larger increase than other cities such as Manchester, Birmingham and even London. The news is, of course, welcomed by homeowners and landlords in the city. Increased […]

March 24, 2018

What additional extras would tenants be willing to pay more for?

As the population of renters continues to grow and the average age for first-time buyers surpasses 30, renting is becoming an ever-stable option for young families and professionals. Content with renting for longer periods, landlords must keep a close eye on the needs of their tenants and their requirements. Happy tenants equal longer tenancies. A […]

February 5, 2018

A guide to expenses landlords can claim

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Have you ever wondered what can and cannot be claimed for, as a landlord?  Or are you just unsure following changes in tax allowances for landlords? Even if it’s just to sanity check, we have put together a comprehensive list of the things that landlords are usually able to claim expenses for, as well as […]

February 5, 2018

Ways your tenant can legally challenge you

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In January 2018, a Bill to enable tenants to take legal action against all types of landlords (for tenancies under seven years) who do not maintain rental properties that are fit for human habitation, was taken to Parliament. It is anticipated that the Bill will be approved and so soon, tenants are likely to be […]

November 28, 2017

Right to rent: what landlords need to know

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Right to Rent has been in place for over a year now but there still may be aspects of the scheme that residential landlords may not be aware of. They may not know of the scheme at all. What is right to rent? Immigration is a hot topic and Right to Rent is a scheme […]

November 6, 2017

Landlords: is your letting legal?

Landlord Law

Lettings expert Jill Griffiths describes how landlords can leave themselves open to risk by failing to ensure that every legal consideration has been taken into account and actioned before tenants occupy a property. Are you legally allowed to rent your property? In order to legally rent out your property, you may need express written permission […]

November 6, 2017

Crucial considerations when deciding how much to let your property for

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How much should you let your property for?   For new landlords or landlords who are looking for new tenants, how much rent you charge can make the difference between an extremely profitable letting or a property losing money by remaining vacant. When looking at how much rent you should charge, there are certain crucial […]

October 31, 2017

How to choose the right lettings agent

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It is common for landlords to use a letting agent in some capacity. Regardless of if it is for a single rental property or a large portfolio, an experienced letting agency can prove invaluable to making a success of your lettings. Finding tenants is perhaps what we are known for most, but the better agents […]