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Buy-to-letLandlord RegulationsMortgageNew Landlords

A First Time Landlords Guide to Renting

Becoming a landlord can be a difficult process, leaving first time and accidental landlords asking what does a landlord need to do before renting. Understanding how to evaluate a rental opportunity...

March 23, 2021

Landlord AdviceNew Landlords

Tips for First Time and Accidental Landlords

If you’re a first-time landlord there’s going to be lots of info you will need to get up-to-date on.   That’s especially the case if you’re an accidental landlord as, ...

February 22, 2021

InvestorsLandlord AdviceNew Landlords

What Does It Cost to Become a Landlord

Having a buy to let property means you benefit from monthly rental payments and long-term capital accrual. But you do have to spend quite a bit upfront, as well as fork out for ongoing costs. It’s ...

February 22, 2021

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How Often Should a Landlord Paint a Rental?

Keeping the décor fresh in your buy to let is always a good idea. After all, no-one wants to move into a new home that looks a little tired and is simply crying out for TLC.&nbs...

February 19, 2021

Landlord AdviceNew Landlords

Common Mistakes Made by Landlords

With the demand for rental properties currently at record levels thanks to the unstoppable rise of property prices within the UK, only spurred by the pandemic as those that have seen it as essentia...

July 28, 2021

Landlord AdviceNew Landlords

Common Problems Faced by Landlords

Regardless of if you are running a single rental property or overseeing a comprehensive property portfolio ensuring that every tenancy you establish runs smoothly can certainly seem like a tall ord...

June 25, 2021

Finding TenantsLandlord AdviceNew Landlords

Attracting Tenants to Your Rental Property

Regardless of if you are a seasoned landlord with a sizable portfolio looking to update an old property or a new landlord looking to occupy their first let, attracting tenants to your rental proper...

May 14, 2021

Landlord AdviceLetting AgentsNew Landlords

Letting Agent Fees: A Guide for Landlords

Whilst every landlord will have their own unique approach to managing their rental properties, the assistance that a letting agent can provide is not to be overlooked. The journey of becoming a lan...

May 13, 2021

Landlord AdviceNew Landlords

How Can Landlords Protect Their Income?

Given the current widespread economic uncertainty, the financial outlook for many is looking hostile to say the least, with no end date in sight. Whilst many of those impacted by the on-going COVID...

May 05, 2021

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How Do I Protect Myself as a Landlord?

Whilst becoming a landlord can be a lucrative affair, it’s certainly the result of hard work and a significant investment of the both the Landlord’s time and money. With a host of legal responsibil...

April 20, 2021

Finding TenantsLandlord AdviceNew Landlords

How to Let a Property Without an Agent

For new and accidental landlords that want to know how to let a property without an agent, the benefits are often revered as massive savings, cutting the high upfront costs associated with becoming...

April 19, 2021

Finding TenantsLandlord AdviceLetting AgentsNew Landlords

Is It Worth Using a Letting Agent?

Of course,  it is possible to rent without using a letting agency, however a landlord’s reasoning for doing so can usually be put down to convenience and practicality. It goes without saying t...

April 15, 2021

Landlord AdviceNew LandlordsRenting to Students

Should You Rent Your House to Students?

With higher rental yields, higher demand and increased protection, renting to students sounds like it could be every landlord’s dream. However, the typical outlook and stereotypes forced on t...

April 12, 2021

Landlord AdviceLandlord RegulationsNew LandlordsRental property

Should You Furnish Your Rental Property?

The decision on whether or not to furnish your rental property before letting it out to tenant’s shouldn’t be taken lightly. Ultimately the degree to which a rental property is furnished and the ch...

March 30, 2021

Landlord AdviceLandlord RegulationsNew Landlords

What Are the Legal Requirements of a Landlord?

It can be a universal concern, not just that of new and accidental landlords but, perhaps even for first time tenants new to the rental market. Knowing what a landlord cannot do, and more important...

March 29, 2021

Finding TenantsNew LandlordsRental property

A Complete Guide to Renting Your House

There are many reasons as to why you would want to rent out your house to tenants. For some it’s the allure of managing their own property portfolio as a business, for others it’s another sou...

March 19, 2021

Finding TenantsNew LandlordsPets

How to Reduce Risks When Renting to Tenants With Pets

In recent years trying to find a great, pet friendly rental property has proven to be extremely difficult. Despite being a nation of pet lovers, with over half of UK adults owning furry friends, th...

March 17, 2021

Finding TenantsLandlord AdviceNew Landlords

How to Find the Perfect Tenant in the UK

Finding a good tenant is something universally revered within the rental industry, regardless of if you have accumulated a rich portfolio over the years, or planning on opening the doors to your fi...

March 12, 2021

Finding TenantsLetting AgentsNew Landlords

How to Advertise Your Rental Property

Of course finding a new tenant to fill your vacant rental property can be an exhausting process, cleaning the furnishings, making hap hazard repairs and digging out the advert you swore to update a...

March 11, 2021

Buy-to-letFinding TenantsLandlord AdviceNew Landlords

How to Attract Good Tenants to Your Rental Property?

Knowing how to attract good tenants to your rental property is the ambition of many a landlord. After all, having a solid relationship with your tenants could potentially lead to a longer tenancy p...

March 10, 2021

Landlord RegulationsNew LandlordsProperty Maintenance

Minimum Space and Storage Laws Explained

This year, the government implemented new measures which hope to combat overcrowding in properties, increasing the quality of life of tenants as well as keeping rogue landlords in check. The emphas...

March 04, 2021

Buy-to-letInvestorsNew Landlords

Buy-To-Let Loans For Auctioned Properties

If you’re looking to make a prudent investment when it comes to property, one very smart way to do it via a property auction. Although this can often net you a steal, the times frames needed to com...

March 04, 2021

Buy-to-letNew LandlordsTenancy Agreement

Written Tenancies: A Landlord’s Guide

Although it is possible in some cases that a landlord may rent a property verbally and the oral contract for tenanting a property can be legally biding, it is certainly not advisable to do so. As o...

March 04, 2021

Buy-to-letInvestorsNew Landlords

Houses vs. Flats: A Landlord’s Investment Guide

Over recent years, there has been a charted rise in landlords seeking to expand their property portfolios. If you are one of them and you have already listed properties via an online property agent...

March 04, 2021

Buy-to-letInvestorsNew Landlords

Selective Landlord Licensing Schemes: The Lowdown

There has been astronomical growth within the Private Rental Sector over the last 20 years. One big change that’s been ushered in is the government’s attempt to curb issues like anti social behavio...

March 04, 2021

InsuranceLandlord AdviceNew Landlords

Landlord Insurance vs Home Insurance

It’s essential that all landlords protect their properties from the everyday risks which may occur within them such as fire and drainage problems. However, it’s also a very good idea to take out sp...

March 03, 2021

Landlord AdviceNew Landlords

Becoming A Private Landlord

On paper, becoming a private landlord may well seem like a doddle. You find a property, you get tenants in to rent it: simple. But the truth of the matter is that it’s not so straightforward and re...

March 03, 2021

Finding TenantsInvestorsNew Landlords

Best Towns and Cities for Property Investment

If you’re a landlord who is looking to make a prudent investment or searching out potential properties via an online property agent, then it’s highly advisable that you look at some of the UK’s big...

March 03, 2021

Landlord AdviceNew LandlordsTips

Money Saving Advice For Landlords

As most landlords already know, this job isn’t a walk in the park! Turning a profit can be tough going and the responsibilities placed upon your shoulders aren’t easy to pick a path through either....

March 03, 2021

Landlord AdviceNew LandlordsTenancy Agreement

Tenancy Agreements: Common Mistakes

A tenancy agreement is the core of any rental. However, a lot of landlords don’t pay much attention to it, or simply use the same agreement over and over. If you’re a brand new landlord who is abou...

March 03, 2021

Buy-to-letLandlord AdviceNew Landlords

Are New Build Homes Better For Buy-to-Lets?

If you’re a landlord who is scouting for new properties to invest in via an online property agent for a buy-to-let mortgage, then it’s doubtless you’ve considered all the types of house which are a...

March 03, 2021

Landlord RegulationsNew LandlordsTenant's Rights

The Housing Act 1988: Rights For Landlords

The Housing Act 1988 covers the rights and the responsibilities of both landlords and tenants. To give you a through overview as well as its rules and exceptions, why not have a read of this handy ...

March 03, 2021

Finding TenantsLandlord AdviceNew Landlords

Landlord Guide for Renting to Millennials

Renting via an online property agent is becoming the most popular, long term housing preference when it comes to millennials. The rapid rise of property prices combined with the gig economy has pre...

March 02, 2021

Buy-to-letLandlord AdviceNew Landlords

A Guide to Becoming a Landlord

 Being a landlord means you can look forward to regular rental payments and impressive capital appreciation over time. You’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing you’re providing a nice home to y...

February 22, 2021

Landlord AdviceLandlord RegulationsNew Landlords

Landlord Responsibilities Explained

We’re betting you haven’t read through every page of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. And we wouldn’t blame you – it’s a pretty hefty piece of legislation to wade through, after all. We’...

February 22, 2021

Buy-to-letLandlord AdviceNew LandlordsTips

What Do New Landlords Need to Know?

Being a landlord involves a lot more than painting your flat every couple of years and checking your tenants pay you on the dot every month. Ah, if only it really were that simple…  No, there’...

February 19, 2021

InvestorsLandlord AdviceNew Landlords

Landlord Property Investment Strategies

When times get hard should you, as a landlord, change your investment strategy? Certainly, this can make sense, especially if the market changes. So, what are the best current proper...

February 19, 2021

Finding TenantsNew LandlordsProperty

Ways to Earn Money Through Your Property

Having a property allows you to earn extra income out with your job. There is a number of ways in which you can do this, from renting it out to a tenant for a long-term rental to advertising it as ...

February 19, 2021

Buy-to-letNew LandlordsPropertyTips

Finding the Right Buy-to-Let

Before even typing Zoopla or Rightmove in the search engine of your computer, decide who you want to rent your buy to let property to.   For instance, is it a family, students, a you...

February 19, 2021

New LandlordsSub-LettingTenancy Agreement

How to Avoid Sub Letting Scams

Around 3.3 million people were living illegally as tenants, according to research revealed by insurers Direct Line.   The company’s investigation showed they weren’t listed on a tenancy a...

February 19, 2021

Buy-to-letNew LandlordsTenant AdviceTips

What Tenants Want in a Rental Property

The private rental market is very vibrant with many potential renters actively looking for their next home.  But this also places a lot of challenges on landlords to ‘...

February 18, 2021

New LandlordsTenant AdviceTips

Typical Questions Landlords Get Asked

Being a landlord is about far more than simply collecting the rent every month.   You have responsibilities, none more so than ensuring the tenant living in your property does s...

February 18, 2021

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Avoiding Tenancy Disputes with Your Landlord

When you’re renting a house or flat you hand over a deposit to the landlord who then returns this when you leave, minus any deductions for damage.  Provided you agree to this, everyone goes on...

February 17, 2021

Landlord AdviceLandlord RegulationsNew Landlords

Practical Tips for Accidental Landlords

First up, you may be wondering what we mean by the term ‘accidental landlord.’   Well, quite simply, it’s a landlord who had no intention of ending up w...

February 17, 2021

Buy-to-letFinding TenantsNew LandlordsTips

What Is the Best Month to Rent Out Your Property

If you’re new to buy to let and keen to rent out your property, should you just go ahead and do it? Or, should you consider whether it might be more opportune to wait a little while?   If...

February 17, 2021

Finding TenantsNew LandlordsReferencing

Do I have to do Tenant Referencing?

The straight answer to the question in the title is – you’d be crazy not to. That’s because tenant referencing is a vital component in the letting process. Why? Because it gives you peace of mind t...

February 16, 2021

New LandlordsProperty MaintenanceTenancy Agreement

What is Wear and Tear?

Wear and tear in a property can often be a bit ambiguous in the sense that both parties can often be unsure of what exactly it is. You will see the term in a Tenancy Agreement but the interpre...

February 16, 2021

Buy-to-letFinding TenantsNew Landlords

Top Tips For Renting Out Your Property

Want to make sure that your property is the one that catches the eye of would-be tenants first?   After all, the longer your buy to let sits on letting agents lists, the less rent you’re ...

February 16, 2021

Letting AgentsNew LandlordsRental property

So, You’re Selling Your Home?

There’s a lot involved in selling a house – to the extent it can feel totally overwhelming at times. One way to make the whole process easier though is to sign up with an online property agent...

February 15, 2021

Finding TenantsLandlord RegulationsNew Landlords

Should You Rent to Family and Friends?

It feels great being able to give a friend – or even a family member, such as a distant cousin – a roof over their head. You know, and like, them or their family well so there shouldn’t b...

February 15, 2021

New LandlordsRentRental property

Should Landlords Aim for Rental Yield or Capital Gain?

When you invest in a buy-to-let property you can expect to receive two different forms of income. One will be immediate and that’s rental income (and which is referred to as a s...

February 15, 2021

Landlord RegulationsNew LandlordsTips

A Quick Guide to Landlord Legal Obligations

Landlord legal obligations vary slightly between the four parts of the UK, but they are basically similar. Read below to find out what the main obligations are, according to the team here...

February 15, 2021

Buy-to-letLandlord RegulationsNew Landlords

How to Work Out Rental Yield

When considering investing in a buy-to-let, the rental yield for the property is a big consideration. It’s also something your buy-to-let mortgage lender will want to know.   But wha...

February 12, 2021

Buy-to-letLandlord RegulationsNew LandlordsTips

How to Handle a Rent Increase as a Landlord

Rental demand has soared in recent years, thanks to the fact mortgage lenders are asking for so much deposit these days. At the same time, local authority housing stocks are dwindling. What it...

February 12, 2021

Buy-to-letFinding TenantsLetting AgentsNew Landlords

How to Find Tenants for Your Rental Property

Are you a landlord who finds trying to get tenants for your rental property difficult? To learn more about how to find tenants, read on. ContentsShould I Use an Online Letting Agent? Tips on A...

February 12, 2021

Buy-to-letFinding TenantsLetting AgentsNew Landlords

Is a High Street or Online Letting Agent Best?

An online letting agent will be less expensive than a High Street agent and, chances are, their marketing will be better too. Then again, some people just feel more confident with face-to-face cont...

February 12, 2021

Buy-to-letLandlord AdviceLetting AgentsNew Landlords

How to Choose a Great Letting Agency

If you’re a first-time landlord then it’s natural that, as well as doing your own research, you’d like to think you’d be guided by your letting agent too.   After all, they can help you k...

February 12, 2021

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What Is a Company Let?

ContentsWhat Is a Company Let Agreement?What Type of Tenancy Is a Company Let?What Is the Difference Between a Company Let and an Ast?Is a Company Let an Assured Tenancy?Rent Increases When Letting...

February 11, 2021

LandlordsMouldNew LandlordsPropertyProperty MaintenanceRental property

Finding Mould in Your Rental Property

Finding mould in your rental property is cause to contact the landlord for repairs right away. But there has been recent confusion over who is responsible for mould so here we explain both landlord...

February 11, 2021

Energy Performance CertificateFinding TenantsHMOMortgageNew Landlords

Checklist for First Time Landlords

As a new landlord knowing where to start the search for your tenant and rental success can be challenging. With numerous laws, regulations, and responsibilities to stay on top of we have prepared t...

February 11, 2021

InvestorsNew BuildNew LandlordsPropertyRenting to StudentsTips

Investing in Rental Property for Beginners

As can be expected there is a lot to consider when taking your first steps into the world of buy to let investment.  Which type of house to rent should you invest in? Do you need a letting agent an...

February 11, 2021

Buy-to-letFinding TenantsHMOLandlordsNew Landlords

What Do I Need to Know Before Becoming a Landlord?

ContentsWhat to Consider Before Becoming a LandlordDo You Need a License to Be a Landlord?Is Landlord Insurance Worth Having?Do I Need a Buy to Let Mortgage?Does the Property Comply With Safety Con...

February 11, 2021

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