Posted : 20/04/2021 00:00:00 | By Alice Davies |
As a landlord, especially a new landlord, it can be tricky to know how often to check on your property and the tenants inside. If you’ve had bad experiences with tenants before, you may be tempted to
Posted : 07/04/2021 00:00:00 | By Alice Davies |
The amount of renters in the UK is increasing year on year - but so is the demand for better quality, well-kept rental properties. It doesn’t have to be expensive to decorate a rental property well
Posted : 11/03/2021 00:00:00 | By Alice Davies |
Although it’s expected of tenants to leave a property in the same condition they found it, this can sometimes be difficult, especially if your tenant has been living there for some time. Regular wear
Posted : 02/03/2021 00:00:00 | By Alice Davies |
For any landlord, if a tenant fails to make their rent payments, this can be a difficult situation to manage. No one wants to evict someone from their home - and usually there is a reason for a
Posted : 14/02/2021 00:00:00 | By Alice Davies |
With new legislation in place, landlords will no longer be able to issue a blanket ban on renting to tenants with pets.
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But this doesn’t mean that your
Posted : 10/02/2021 00:00:00 | By Alice Davies |
Spring is almost around the corner. Daffodils are sprouting and there’s a sense of optimism in the air. However, with warmer seasons comes garden maintenance - but whose responsibility is it to
Posted : 18/01/2021 00:00:00 | By Alice Davies |
Regardless of what state your previous tenants have left your property in (and especially during a global pandemic), it’s vital that you also complete your own end of tenancy cleaning to ensure the
Posted : 15/01/2021 00:00:00 | By Alice Davies |
Communicating effectively with your tenants is essential for maintaining a good relationship now and in the future. But how can this be achieved? Whether you have a long-term let or short-term, there
Posted : 18/12/2020 00:00:00 | By Alice Davies |
Although this year has been a strange one, and we’re not quite sure where it’s disappeared to, it’s time to start preparing for 2021, by keeping in mind some of the important dates that will affect
Posted : 07/12/2020 00:00:00 | By Alice Davies |
It’s cold, it’s dark, and it’s wet. Winter certainly isn’t the best time to have to make any repairs on your rental property, but with the adverse weather conditions comes an increased risk of
Posted : 23/11/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
In addition to a tenancy agreement, conveying some general ‘house rules’ to new tenants can be very beneficial. Outlining a few basic rules ensures that tenants are aware of the do’s and don’ts in
Posted : 09/11/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Christmas is the ideal time to show appreciation for your tenants. If you would like to treat them to a gift, here are some ideas.
Posted : 26/10/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
There are many prospective renters who own pets and would love to find a pet friendly property.
Landlords can understandably have reservations about
Posted : 12/10/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Owning and managing rental properties can be a busy and challenging job. You may have days or weeks where you are over-run with duties and requests, and it may seem impossible to complete them all.
Posted : 21/09/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Being a landlord is a demanding job, especially when managing many properties. During busy periods things may get difficult and mistakes can happen even when trying your best. Here are some common
Posted : 14/09/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Property shows have become incredibly popular, with several new programs now available on streaming platforms. This is in addition to the range available on television channels. From ‘Homes Under the
Posted : 31/08/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Over time in a rental property it is likely that small damages will occur. Whether this be wear and tear or accidental damage, it can often be costly to fix the issues, especially if this involves
Posted : 17/08/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
There are a variety of ways to make your property highly appealing to prospective tenants. If you are considering increasing rent, then it will need to be clear to tenants what benefits they will
Posted : 03/08/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Being a landlord can be a demanding job with many hours and tasks involved each day. From advertising a property to performing regular home inspections, there is much to be done.
Posted : 20/07/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Ensuring a rental home is looking its best is a year-round job. The weather during each season can bring about different maintenance tasks and repairs. In addition, it is also the tenant’s
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.