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?

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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 […]

September 15, 2017

Top tips for becoming a landlord

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Tips for first-time landlords Becoming a landlord can be one of the best decisions that some people make in their life. The added income, long-term security and investing in a property portfolio for many outweighs the time and effort that goes into making a success of their challenge. Good things don’t come without hard work […]

August 17, 2017

Top tips for letting your property out to new tenants

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You don’t need us to tell you how to be a good landlord, especially if you’ve had tenants happily rent a property from you before. However, one thing that we have found can happen is that landlords who have had happy tenants before grow complacent when those tenants move out.  Gone is the need to […]

August 12, 2017

Vetting for pets

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According to a recent survey of 2,000 private renters, carried out for a pet insurance company, 27% of tenants have pets but not all of them admit this to their landlords. Most landlords who find out about their tenants owning a pet without telling them will not necessarily attempt to end a tenancy agreement based […]

July 26, 2017

Should I put my rent up?

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According to the Your Move buy to let index, rent prices across England and Wales rose by 1.6% between May and June, making rental costs around 2% higher than at the same time last year at an average of £827 per month across the UK.   News like this can often prompt landlords to send letters […]