Posted : 03/04/2017 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Image: Homes Under the Hammer Presenters. Source: BBC
It has been revealed that Martel Maxwell will be the new face of popular daytime show ‘Homes Under the Hammer’, alongside current
Posted : 20/03/2017 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Many landlords choose to use letting agents to help them let their property and complete adequate checks and viewings. One main benefit of using a letting
Posted : 06/03/2017 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
An inventory report is an essential process of any new tenancy as it has many benefits and securities for landlords. An inventory should be done at the start of every tenancy to record any existing
Posted : 20/02/2017 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
A landlord’s life can be made either very easy or extremely difficult depending on the type of tenants they acquire. Problem tenants can cause landlords a lot of hassle and stress and the best way to
Posted : 06/02/2017 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
The new year is always a great time to re-evaluate and make well-defined plans. For a landlord, this may involve assessing last year’s property
Posted : 31/01/2017 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking Editor: Hayley Cowburn |
Should you use a letting agent?
Letting agents can take a lot of stress
Posted : 23/01/2017 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
What is Right to Rent
The Right to Rent scheme was introduced by the Immigration Act 2014. It states that all landlords and letting agents must perform checks to ensure that a
Posted : 09/01/2017 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
If you provide a home for rent that is furnished/part-furnished you may find some items missing when a tenant leaves. Revealing news from Direct Line for Business Insurers found that 30% of people
Posted : 26/12/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Airbnb enables landlords to let out their properties for short periods of time. This can be good to use when you are in between long term tenants. However, there are many issues to be aware of when
Posted : 12/12/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Landlord Mr Sarna was taken to court after he was found to have housed 24 tenants in a house fit for 7 people. He now faces a huge £40,000 fine.
Source: getwestlondon.co.uk (the
Posted : 28/11/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Christmas is upon us and that means one thing…decorations galore. The tree will be put up, tinsel will be dotted around the house and a reef will be on many a front door. However, some people go a
Posted : 14/11/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Lucy Alexander announced she was leaving BBC property show ‘Homes Under the Hammer’ earlier this year. She had presented the show for 13 years with co-presenter Martin Roberts. Alexander said that
Posted : 31/10/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Investing in property is a big commitment and a large task to take on. There are a lot of decisions to make including: how much to spend on the purchase, which area to buy in, and predicting how much
Posted : 24/10/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
As property is a very valuable asset, it may be targeted by fraudsters. There are several different ways a criminal may target your property, to gain money for themselves.
The best way to avoid
Posted : 17/10/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Most landlords do a great job of maintaining their rental properties and there is a vast choice of desireable flats and houses available for tenants.
However, in a few cases some flats/houses
Posted : 10/10/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
All landlords want to find good tenants who will:
• Pay rent on time
• Keep the house tidy
• Stay for a long period of time
• Not cause any trouble
• Not damage the
Posted : 03/10/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
It is important to do detailed research into the property market before purchasing a buy to let home. You need to know that the property will do well in today’s market.
Here are some steps to
Posted : 28/09/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
DSS tenants are tenants who receive housing benefits. There are pros and cons of taking on DSS tenants, as with other types of tenants.
Many Landlords are successful at renting to tenants
Posted : 26/09/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Harassment is defined as action that a landlord takes that disrupts a tenant’s life in the home or forces them to leave. It is a criminal offence and if a tenant does feel harassed they can raise
Posted : 19/09/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Buying property and becoming a landlord can be a daunting prospect. There is a lot of hard work involved in property development and a lot to learn. However it can be very rewarding indeed. To help
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.