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

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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

Landlord AdviceProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

Repair Requests: A Landlord’s Obligation

When it comes to your property, the everyday life of tenants is likely to extract a fair bit of wear and tear. This is completely normal and not something to sit up at night worrying about. However...

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 Maintenance

Property Maintenance: Simple Landlord Tips

It’s essential that, as a landlord, you keep your rental property in good condition. This is not only to make sure your tenants have a habitable safe space, but also to ensure that the value of you...

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

Health & SafetyLandlord AdviceProperty MaintenanceTenant Advice

What to do About Vermin in Your Rental Property

Cockroaches, rats, bedbugs, fleas – none of these may good flat mates. But from time to time, they can appear.   The Homes (Fit for Human Habitation) Act 2018 stresses that...

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

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

Health and Safety Tips for Rental Properties

You’ve decided to enter the rental business and the property looks great. But is it safe?  Understandably, safety is a major concern for today’s potential renters as they h...

February 18, 2021

Energy EfficiencyEnergy Performance CertificateProperty Maintenance

Getting your Rental Property Ready for Winter

To many householders, the onset of the winter months signals the fear of frozen pipes, broken boilers and expensive call-out charges. It won’t surprise you to learn that landlor...

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

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

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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

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What is Deposit Replacement Insurance?

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

Your tenants are responsible for respective your property by keeping it in good condition. That means cleaning regularly and making sure there aren’t any big rips or mucky ...

February 16, 2021

InsuranceLandlord AdviceProperty Maintenance

Protecting Your Property When Tenants Are Away

Like all of us, your tenants will no doubt be in need of a holiday at some point during the year. And, if their holiday falls when they are renting your property they you may understandably be a li...

February 16, 2021

Energy EfficiencyLandlord RegulationsProperty Maintenance

Repair and Maintenance for Rented Properties

When you take on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) you actually agree to take on a degree of legal responsibility for the repair and maintenance of the property. That doesn’t apply to the exterior...

February 15, 2021

Buy-to-letFinding TenantsProperty Maintenance

What Do You Need to Get a House Ready to Rent?

Following a number of simple steps will enable every landlord – regardless of whether they are first-timers or even established pros – to get thei...

February 15, 2021

Homes Act 2018Landlord RegulationsProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

Tenants and the Homes (Fitness) Act 2018

Until recently as many as 25% of properties in the private rented sector were considered unfit to live in, according to government guidelines. That is as astounding number and it’s why the governme...

February 15, 2021

Letting AgentsProperty MaintenanceTips

How to Handle Repair Requests From Renters

One thing is certain, as a landlord you will get a request for repairs from your tenants at some time or another.  It could be something as simple as fixing a dripping tap and&n...

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 the Gas Safety Installati...

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

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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

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