Posted : 06/07/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Tenant turnover is when one tenant leaves a rental and a new tenant moves in. This period can be stressful for landlords as there can be a lot of work and costs involved. This often includes deep
Posted : 19/06/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
When a tenant leaves a rental they should leave it in the condition it was in at the start of their tenancy. During the tenancy, it is the tenant’s responsibility to keep the property clean and in
Posted : 08/06/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Bed bugs in the home can be very problematic. These insects can spread all over the property if they are not dealt with in a timely manner. They are an unwanted problem for both landlords and tenants
Posted : 25/05/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
View our handy guide below to see landlord and tenant garden responsibilities:
Posted : 11/05/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
It’s not just the inside of your home that can wow tenants. A well maintained and visually pleasing garden can work wonders for gaining tenants’ interest in your rental.
Posted : 27/04/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
During the current crisis, many people will be struggling financially, including tenants and landlords. Some tenants may be unable to pay their rent, which in turn could mean landlords are unable to
Posted : 13/04/2020 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
NHS workers are on the frontline during this pandemic, doing all they can to help people recover from the virus. Because of the risks, some NHS workers have taken the difficult decision to isolate
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
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.