Posted : 30/03/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
In this difficult time many people are worried about their jobs and paying mortgage and rent bills. During this time we all need to look out for each other and help where we can.
Posted : 16/03/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Once you have found your ideal tenant, it is likely you will ask them to provide a couple of referees before agreeing to a tenancy.
Requesting referees is a good
Posted : 02/03/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
As the owner of a rental home, you will be used to conducting regular maintenance and repairs. This is often carried out when tenants report problems or in between tenancies. You will also have
Posted : 17/02/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
There has been a significant reduction in the number of people who smoke, however it is still possible that you may have tenants who want to smoke in your property.
Posted : 03/02/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
We have arrived at February, the month of love, with Valentines Day soon on its way.
For many young couples, a rented property will be their first home together. They
Posted : 13/01/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda |
Happy New Year from all of us at PIMS! 2020 has arrived.
As a landlord, January is the perfect time to plan what you want to
achieve for the year and make some resolutions
Posted : 16/12/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
We are full of festive cheer, as Christmas time is here! Follow our tips below to ensure you and your tenants all enjoy the holidays. We wish you all a Merry Christmas.
Posted : 25/11/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
If you have a property in a University town students can make great tenants. With new students arriving each year you could have a constant stream of tenants moving in and out, meaning a stable
Posted : 11/11/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Families can make great tenants and they are likely to rent for a long period of time. They will be looking for a property that is a good size, child friendly, and homely. A garden for the children
Posted : 28/10/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
We are now in the throes of Autumn - the air is cooler, the leaves are falling from the trees and Halloween is just around the corner. Winter will soon be upon us with the joys of Christmas.
Posted : 14/10/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
When renting out a property, one thing to consider is whether the current flooring is tenant friendly. As there will be many people living in your property over the years, wear and tear and damage
Posted : 30/09/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Damp and mould can arise in a property for a variety of reasons. Some causes can be easier to fix than others. It important to investigate when damp and mould is reported by a tenant, as exposure can
Posted : 16/09/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Taking care of our environment is becoming more important than ever before. Making your property more environmentally friendly will reduce your carbon footprint and decrease the cost of living for
Posted : 02/09/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Ensuring your property is safe and secure is essential when renting to tenants. Having good home security will make your tenants feel safe in their home and will reduce the risk of break ins. Home
Posted : 19/08/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
As a landlord you may have invested in a variety of different buy-to-let properties, from modern apartments to Victorian terraces. There are several factors to consider when choosing a property such
Posted : 05/08/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
If you have a small room in your rental property it can be difficult to know how to make the most of it and maximise the space. To attract tenants the space needs to appear bright, open and airy.
Posted : 22/07/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Summer has finally arrived…although there’s not as much sun as we’d hoped!
The start of a new season can be a great time to check on your rental properties and ensure they
Posted : 08/07/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
One main worry for a landlord is if rent will be paid on time each month. Chasing up late rent payments can be time consuming and cause stress. It could also lead to difficulties between landlords
Posted : 24/06/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
When searching for new tenants it can be hard to find the exact type of tenant you have in mind. Although it is difficult to know how a tenant will behave until they move into your property, there
Posted : 10/06/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
As a homeowner, making upgrades to your property allows you to be creative and decide on what new additions you want to add to your house. This could be something large such as a new conservatory or
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.