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 […]

February 5, 2018

How to stand out as a landlord

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It’s well known that the key to a lucrative letting is to have your property let out at all times.  However, that is easier said than done. Many would say that the best types of tenants are those that stay for a long time, as they almost guarantee a reliable income. Finding these tenants can […]

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: 7 benefits of using a letting agent

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Whether you are a new landlord or one who has previously let out a property, there comes a time when it’s worthwhile considering “Would all of this be easier with a letting agent?”. Often, the answer is a straight yes, but other considerations such as cost and time then come into play.  Perhaps you have […]

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 […]

September 10, 2017

Boom for lettings in Loughborough

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We’re pleased to see that our Loughborough branch has experienced one of their busiest periods for rental property over the summer with demand rising consistently. The lettings department in Loughborough recorded their highest number of rental contracts in June and the trend has continued throughout the summer with the agency reporting that any new rental […]

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 […]

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 […]

June 23, 2017

Letting agent fees confirmed to be banned

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In the Government’s Housing White Paper earlier this year, it was announced that letting agent fees to tenants will be banned “as soon as parliamentary time allows”. More than six months after the original announcement, this, amongst other policies, has been confirmed by the Queen in her 2017 speech. Charging administrative fees to tenants for moving […]