Posted : 12/11/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
So...Christmas is just around the corner! A time for family, friends, mince pies and gift giving. Follow the tips below to ensure you and your tenants have a great festive holiday.
Posted : 29/10/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Property websites such as Zoopla and Rightmove are booming. They are the place to go when looking for properties to buy or rent. A large majority of prospective tenants will now look on these online
Posted : 15/10/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
When letting a property, whether that be furnished/unfurnished, it can be hard to know exactly what to include for your tenants. A furnished property will require several furnishings which allow a
Posted : 01/10/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Whilst Halloween is a great time of year, it can also present some safety issues for landlords. Follow these tips to ensure your tenants and property stay safe this Halloween.
Posted : 17/09/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Owning a rental home is a great opportunity and can be very rewarding. However, there can be many costs involved which you need to prepare for. When starting off with your rental property, it is a
Posted : 03/09/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
When buying a rental property, it is important to be prepared for the costs involved. Along with the cost of the property itself, there are several other items that you will have to pay for. It is a
Posted : 20/08/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Being a landlord can be very rewarding, however there is a lot of work involved. From finding your ideal property to managing your finances there are many things to tackle.
Posted : 06/08/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
The UK is a nation of pet lovers, and around 12 million homes have a pet. Generally, in the private rental sector it has been the consensus that pets are not allowed.
Posted : 23/07/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Deciding how much rent to charge is an important decision to make before advertising your property and taking viewings. You need to ensure the rent you set competes with other properties, and also
Posted : 09/07/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
We hope you are all enjoying the summer heatwave…long may it last. With the arrival of the sun, many of us begin work on garden and house projects. The warm weather is ideal for painting, decorating,
Posted : 25/06/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Property maintenance is an important aspect of being a landlord. Keeping your property well maintained provides a safe environment for tenants. It can also make your property more attractive to new
Posted : 11/06/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Property viewings can be the make or break moment when it comes to securing tenants. By this point a tenant will have shown interest in your property, but they may also be viewing several other
Posted : 28/05/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Landlord insurance is different to standard home insurance, it provides the landlord with extra protection. Although taking out specialist landlord insurance is not a legal requirement for landlords,
Posted : 14/05/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Millennials are people born between 1980 and 1995, and they are currently the most substantial band of renters. Due to lower wages and increasing house prices millennials are renting for longer
Posted : 30/04/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Fire safety checks are essential for any rental property. Following the correct regulations and performing checks to ensure your property is fire safe will provide protection for your tenants.
Posted : 16/04/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
New gas safety rules have been introduced and apply from 6th April 2018. The Gas Safety Regulations 2018 feature a change which means that landlords can conduct an annual gas safety check up to two
Posted : 02/04/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
If a tenant has left your property due to end of tenancy, eviction, or other circumstances, what do you do if they leave some of their possessions
Posted : 19/03/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
As a landlord, once your property is let out there will be restrictions on your access to the property. However, there may be several occasions where you need to access your occupied property. For
Posted : 05/03/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
On 1st April 2018 the new MEES regulations will be put into place. These new rules mean all privately rented properties are required to have an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating of E or
Posted : 19/02/2018 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
In recent years landlords have faced extra costs with tax changes, the upcoming tenant fees ban, stamp duty increases, and so on. To avoid additional costs in the form of fines, it is important to be
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.