Results for tag "Property Maintenance"

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Energy EfficiencyEnergy Performance CertificateLandlord RegulationsProperty Maintenance

Do I Need to Renew an EPC During a Tenancy?

Sometimes keeping on top of the numerous move in dates, deadlines, and sea of regulations can be enough for any seasoned landlord to let something slip through the net; and with an Energy performan...

April 26, 2021

New LandlordsProperty MaintenanceTips

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 AdviceProperty Maintenance

99% of Renters Unaware of Who Should Fix Their Home!

Recent research carried out by housing claim management company Veriwise has revealed that a dismal 0.06% of renters are aware of their rights and responsibilities surrounding maintenance of a rent...

September 01, 2021

Landlord AdviceProperty Maintenance

What to Do if a Tenant Damages Your Rental Property

Unfortunately problem tenants do exists, and whilst every landlord is optimistic that their rental property will be returned in pristine condition come the close of the fixed term, this is not alwa...

August 19, 2021

Buy-to-letProperty MaintenanceRental property

How to Protect Your Rental Property

It goes without saying that when a landlord enters into a new rental agreement they expect to return to the property come the end of the fixed term, without seeing their investment be left in a sta...

August 18, 2021

Property MaintenanceTenant Advice

How Do You Make a Rented Home Your Own?

Although in the majority of cases a landlord cannot be compelled to make significant improvements to a rental property unless the suggested changes would drastically improve the tenant’s health and...

August 16, 2021

Landlord RegulationsProperty MaintenanceTenancy Agreement

What safety checks do landlords need to do?

Whilst the debate over which party of the rental agreement is responsible for repairs seems to still rear its head from time to time, a landlord’s duty of care towards their tenants, and obligation...

June 24, 2021

Health & SafetyLandlord AdviceProperty Maintenance

How Do I Make My Rental Property Safe?

As can be expected a significant part of making your rental opportunity more appealing to potential tenants, and upholding your legal obligation as a landlord, is ensuring that your property is saf...

June 23, 2021

Landlord RegulationsProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

Making Your Rental Property Fit For Human Habitation

Making your rental property fit for human habitation is one of the foremost concerns of a landlord. Naturally upon the signing of the tenancy agreement landlords take on a duty of care towards thei...

June 04, 2021

Landlord AdviceProperty MaintenanceTenancy AgreementTenant Advice

Tenant Alterations: Can You Change a Rental Property?

When letting out a rental property to tenants a landlord can rightfully expect their investment to be returned in the same condition that it was in at the start of the fixed term. However, with man...

May 25, 2021

Energy EfficiencyLandlord AdviceProperty Maintenance

How Do I Increase My EPC Rating?

How do I increase my EPC Rating, or why is my EPC rating so low are questions regularly poised by landlords looking to meet the MEES. With the heavy financial repercussions that come with non compl...

May 18, 2021

Landlord RegulationsProperty Maintenanceproperty viewingsTenant's Rights

Landlord Property Inspection Guide

There are many aspects a landlord must consider if they are to maintain a stress free tenancy period. The tenant referencing process, taking a guarantor, even rent in advance are all measure a land...

April 28, 2021

Energy EfficiencyEnergy Performance CertificateLandlord AdviceProperty Maintenance

What Is the Minimum EPC Rating For a Rented Property?

Since the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates in 2008 the UK government has made a conscious effort to make the rental sector more accountable for its emissions and look towards a green...

April 27, 2021

Landlord RegulationsProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

What Can I Do If My Landlord Won’t Do Repairs?

When starting your rental journey the rose tinted memories of the idyllic rental property can quickly fade upon the discovery of damp, mould and other health and safety hazards throughout the let. ...

April 21, 2021

Finding TenantsLandlord AdviceProperty Maintenance

How to Let Safely During the COVID-19 Crisis

Whilst many occupations have faced radical operational changes over the last year or so, landlords and property managers have found themselves scrambling for a footing amongst a mounting pile of ch...

March 24, 2021

Landlord AdviceProperty MaintenanceTips

Garden Improvements For Landlords

Over the last year and in light of recent events regarding Covid-19, it has been highly documented that we are spending more and more time outside in our gardens. Recent property searches have high...

March 04, 2021

Property MaintenanceTenant Advice

Landlord Approved Decorating Tips

We know the difference between a house and a home. If you’ve just moved into a rented property as a tenant, or are currently looking around via an online property agent, then it’s essential to know...

March 04, 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

Energy EfficiencyLandlord AdviceProperty Maintenance

Modernising A Rental Property: A Landlord’s Guide

All rental properties eventually start to look dated. If the fixtures and fittings in yours are starting to look somewhat medieval and you’re about to list it via an online property agent, then it’...

March 04, 2021

Health & SafetyLandlord RegulationsProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

Asbestos: A Guide For Landlords

Asbestos is every landlord’s nightmare. It’s usually an issue in buildings built before the 1980’s, so if you’re about to invest in an older building, this could well be an extremely dangerous yet ...

March 04, 2021

Health & SafetyLandlord AdviceProperty Maintenance

Property Maintenance Throughout The Seasons

An awful lot of work goes into keeping a rental property in good shape. Each and every season has their own set of rules when it comes to upkeep and repairs, making the process an ongoing one. But ...

March 04, 2021

Landlord AdviceProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

Fridge And Freezer Breakdowns: Who Is Responsible

Breakdowns are the bane of every landlord – and every tenants – life. And there are few instances more irritating than a broken down freezer or fridge, that causes all of the tenants fo...

March 04, 2021

Energy EfficiencyEnergy Performance CertificateLandlord RegulationsProperty Maintenance

Do Listed Buildings Require an EPC?

Through recent years, the government has attempted to fight energy wastage and to create homes which are more energy efficient. There are several key benefits here. The first is to help fight clima...

March 03, 2021

Energy EfficiencyLandlord AdviceProperty Maintenance

Gas Safety: A Rental Property Guide

If you’re a landlord, then one of the most important things to get sorted asap is a Gas Safety Certificate, which is valid for one year. Fortunately, this is extremely easy to do via a certified en...

March 03, 2021

Landlord AdviceProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

How Do I Deal With a Tenant’s Repair Request?

Repair requests are an essential aspect of every tenancy. If left unattended small, easily resolvable issues within the rental property could soon present a significant risk to the safety of the oc...

March 04, 2021

Landlord AdviceProperty Maintenance

Rental Property Maintenance for Landlords

With 14% of UKL renters, roughly 340,000 households being unaware of their rights, or legal obligations of their landlord, we explore rental property maintenance for landlords. ContentsWhat Mainten...

March 03, 2021

Landlord AdviceProperty MaintenanceTenant Advice

Maximising Space in Your Rental Property

Modern properties are often short on both size and space, with bedrooms often making up the smaller rooms in the property. Fortunately, if you’re currently searching for accommodation via an online...

March 02, 2021

Landlord AdviceProperty Maintenance

How to Choose a Property Management Company

Have you decided yet whether you are going to manage your property by yourself – or hand over the running to a property management company?  We’ve found here at Property Loop that&nb...

February 19, 2021

Energy EfficiencyLandlord AdviceProperty Maintenance

Landlord Tips for Managing White and Brown Goods

As a landlord you may decide to rent out your property with white and brown goods included. White goods are large kitchen appliances such as a fridge, cooker, freezer, washing machine etc. Brown go...

February 19, 2021

Health & SafetyLandlord AdviceProperty MaintenanceTenant Advice

Who Is Responsible for Pests in a Rented Property?

ContentsAre Pests the Landlord’s Responsibility? My Landlord Wont Get Rid of Mice?   How Much Does the Council Charge for Pest Control? Should Landlords Pay For Pest Control?&nb...

February 19, 2021

Property MaintenanceTenancy AgreementTenant's Rights

Can Tenants Change Locks to a Rental?

Most tenants will never dream of changing the locks to their brand-new tenancy.   Some, however, may have cause to. And for legitimate reasons too. It could be, for instance, that you, as...

February 19, 2021

Homes Act 2018Property Maintenance

Make Property Maintenance Easier

Maintaining your rental property is an important consideration for every landlord. And none more so these days since the introduction of the Homes Fitness for Human Habitation Act. &...

February 18, 2021

Energy EfficiencyEnergy Performance CertificateProperty Maintenance

Winter-proof Your Property

When winter comes around with its snow, ice and plummeting temperatures, that’s when communication between landlord and tenant should be at its most fluent.  Why? Well, it’s at this time of ye...

February 18, 2021

Energy EfficiencyEnergy Performance CertificateProperty Maintenance

Reasons to be Eco-friendly in Your Rental Property

Increasing numbers of landlords are aware of the effects of climate change, as well as increasing utility bills. As such, they are making a conscious choice to be more environmentally fri...

February 18, 2021

Energy EfficiencyEnergy Performance CertificateProperty Maintenance

Should I Get a Roof Health Check?

With our unpredictable weather it’s a no brainer to begin taking steps to protect roofs against the winter onslaught of wind, rain, sleet and snow.  It’s an advantage if the property is uninha...

February 18, 2021

Landlord RegulationsProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

Tenant Possessions and the Tort Act (1977)

You may never have heard of the Tort (Interference with Goods) Act before, but as a landlord it’s extremely important to understand the basics.   And those are that if a tenant ...

February 18, 2021

Health & SafetyLandlord RegulationsProperty Maintenance

Is a Landlord Responsible for Health and Safety?

As of 2020 the average landlord spent almost 30% of their rental income simply maintaining their buy to let investment, amounting to thousands each year to ensure they meet the stringent health and...

February 18, 2021

Property MaintenanceTenancy AgreementTenant's Rights

Tenants and Your Rental Property Garden

Often tenants when renting a property – be it a flat or house – don’t consider themselves responsible for the garden area.   And in many cases, that’s fair enough since, in the case of a ...

February 18, 2021

HMOLandlord RegulationsProperty Maintenance

Do You Have a Fire Door in Your Rental Property?

Not all rental properties will have fire doors, of course. Only the bigger houses or apartments will usually be supplied with these. These are known as House of Multiple Occupation (HMO)....

February 17, 2021

Buy-to-letNew BuildProperty Maintenance

Buy to Let: Old or New Property?

So, you’ve decided you definitely want to purchase a buy to let. Good idea – provided you have worked out your sums and already thought carefully about your target market. ...

February 17, 2021

Energy EfficiencyEnergy Performance CertificateProperty Maintenance

Winterize Your Rental Property for Winter

Whilst all landlords will know the effects of wear and tear on their property, far fewer are versed in the undesirable effects cold snaps can have on their rental. With the UK’s Housing Secretary M...

February 18, 2021

Finding TenantsLandlord RegulationsProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

Disabled Access in Private Rental Properties

Having a disability certainly shouldn’t be a barrier when it comes to finding your next private rental. Unfortunately, it can prove challenging though.  Equalities and...

February 17, 2021

DepositFinding TenantsNew LandlordsProperty Maintenance

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

DepositInsuranceProperty MaintenanceTenancy Agreement

What Does Zero Deposit Mean When Renting?

Many letting agents these days are offering landlords the option of taking up a ‘nil deposit scheme.’   But what is it – and why should you go ahead with it? Also referred to as...

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

DepositProperty MaintenanceTips

Maintenance and Repairs: Tenant Responsibilities

Perhaps the greatest cause of contention and disputes between landlords and their tenants is either party’s responsibility towards repairing the rental property, ...

February 16, 2021

InsuranceLandlord AdviceProperty Maintenance

Keep Your Rental Property Safe When Tenants Are Away

With global travel restrictions finally showing some signs of being repealed, alongside the surging popularity of the staycation, for the first time in almost two years tenants are able to take a b...

February 16, 2021

Energy EfficiencyLandlord RegulationsProperty Maintenance

Who Is Responsible for Maintenance of a Rented Property?

Alongside ensuring that their rental opportunity is fit for human habitation and provides the tenants with basic amenities and utilities such as gas, water and electricity, landlords cannot overloo...

February 15, 2021

Buy-to-letFinding TenantsProperty Maintenance

What Does a Landlord Need to Do Before Renting

Preparing a property for a tenancy is a universal task shared by all landlords, regales of experience. Whilst after numerous years every owner will find their foo...

February 15, 2021

Homes Act 2018Landlord RegulationsProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

The Homes (Fitness) Act for Tenants

Until recently as many as 25% of properties in the private rented sector were considered unfit to live in, according to government guidelines; an astounding number, revealing why the government int...

February 15, 2021

Letting AgentsProperty MaintenanceTips

How Do I Deal With a Tenant Repair Request?

Dealing with repair requests from tenants comes hand in hand with being a landlord. Naturally, all owners will want to ensure their rental opportunity is kept in pristine condition t...

February 12, 2021

Homes Act 2018Landlord RegulationsProperty Maintenance

What Is the Fitness for Human Habitation Act?

Landlords will of course be aware of their obligation to attend to any matters of repair to damage that had occurred to the rental property, but new landlords may be left asking what is the fitness...

February 12, 2021

Energy EfficiencyEnergy Performance CertificateProperty Maintenance

Gas Safety Regulations for Landlords 

Landlords are legally obligated to ensure that all gas appliances across their rental property are safe for use by their occupants. This responsibility is enforced through ...

February 11, 2021

Landlord RegulationsProperty MaintenanceSection 21 NoticeShort Assured Tenancy

What Are the Legal Responsibilities of a Landlord?

ContentsChecklist of Landlord Legal RequirementsLandlord’s Responsibility for RepairsDo Landlords Have a Right to Enter Property?Landlord’s Responsibility for DampLandlord’s Responsibility for Fire...

February 11, 2021

Energy Performance CertificateLandlord RegulationsProperty Maintenance

Is the Minimum EPC Rating Changing?

As the UK government ushers the private rental sector into a greener state, pushing changes to the Minimum EPC rating, many landlords have been left scrambling to keep up. ContentsWhat Is the Minim...

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 lan...

February 11, 2021

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