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
Posted : 27/05/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Searching for new tenants can be hard work, however it is important to vet potential renters to find out if they are a good fit for your rental home. Below are the benefits of tenant
Posted : 13/05/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
When taking on new tenants, people who want to rent for a long period of time are ideal. It saves you the hassle of having to find new tenants every few months and means you have a reliable income
Posted : 29/04/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Property guardianship is a good option for people who want to live in the city and are happy to share a property with others. It is becoming popular as it provides a more affordable option for
Posted : 15/04/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
More people in the UK are now choosing to rent long term rather than buying a house. This is particularly true of the younger generation who prefer to be free to move around more. This means rentals
Posted : 01/04/2019 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Tenants paying their rent in a timely manner will be of upmost importance to landlords, who will be relying on this source of income each month. If tenants fall into major rent arrears this could
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.