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Being a Guarantor

Being a Guarantor

WHAT IS A GUARANTOR AND WHAT ARE THEY RESPONSIBLE FOR?

A guarantor is usually a parent, relative or close friend who is happy to guarantee to the landlord that the tenancy agreement will be fulfilled.

They take on the financial responsibility for the rent and other obligations of the tenant i.e. to pay for any damage caused to the property. They act as a safety net and give the landlord the reassurance that they will receive the money owed even if the tenant is unable to. Click image to read more

How to prevent mould in your home

How to prevent mould in your home

So, how can you prevent mould growth? As damp environments and mould often go hand-in-hand, decreasing the level of damp in your home will help prevent the growth of mould.

Click image for some tips to prevent mould in your home

Regular inspections

Regular inspections

When it comes to letting out a property, there’s a lot to think about when considering the Landlords legal obligations and the importance of tenant safety during the term. Our ever-evolving legal system has, and shall continue to develop, rules to ensure all parties are kept safe and legally coherent as possible when an agreement is being made. From a Landlord’s perspective, documentation such as tenancy agreements help to prohibit possible mistreatment or unlawful letting during the term. Additionally, documents such as safety certificates help keep tenants protected in relation to several factors, these include electrical appliances, gas appliances, carbon monoxide and smoke alarms etc. Click image to read more on how we provide peace of mind for landlords..

Rising Damp and ingress

Rising Damp and ingress

You may hear your tenant say they have “damp” it is always best to determine what the source of the issue is, whether this is a rising issue or an issue with a leak from an issue you have somewhere with the property or building. Our team are experienced in helping identity these issues and work with trusted contractors to have the issue addressed. Click image to read more

Why Gas Safety Certification is crucial for landlords

Why Gas Safety Certification is crucial for landlords

As a landlord, you have a legal and moral responsibility to ensure the safety of your tenants. This includes protecting them from potential hazards within the property, and one of the most critical areas to address is gas safety. Having a valid Gas Safety Certificate (GSC) is not just a box-ticking exercise; it’s a vital step in preventing accidents and tragedies. Click image to read more..

What sets us apart

What sets us apart

in the Lettings market..1. We are strictly non-corporate We are an independent business with a customer-first approach, providing transparency, thorough diligence and intimate local knowledge. Since we’re aware that these are the main reasons why our customers choose...

Landlords and legislation

Landlords and legislation

There are now more than a 150 pieces of legislation covering the Lettings sector that landlords need to be aware of. It’s a big list right now and it’s getting bigger all the time.

Sometimes it can seem that there’s so much red tape covering different aspects of our lives. However, when it comes to the private rental sector rules and regulations really do matter.

So if you own one or more rental properties you need to be in compliance with a lot of different rules CLICK IMAGE TO READ MORE..

Spring Budget 2024

Spring Budget 2024

Whether you’re a buyer,  seller or landlord, read on to find out how Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget could affect your property decisions

SUMMARY..
Capital gains tax for residential properties will be reduced from 28% to 24% from the 6th of April 2024, encouraging second home-owners to sell their properties.
National Insurance will be cut by 2%, equivalent to £450 extra per year for employees.
First-time buyers who are buying property through a nominee or bare trustee now also qualify for the first-time buyer stamp duty land tax relief in England. Click image to read more..

How to prepare your property to rent.

How to prepare your property to rent.

Whether you are a first-time landlord or have a bigger lettings portfolio, it is important to be prepared when welcoming new tenants into your rental property.

This proactive approach not only safeguards the tenant’s health and safety and may prevent future maintenance issues, but it also ensures your tenant has a good experience living in your property, helping you with potential leases in the future.

Click the image to read five things to consider when preparing your rental property for a new tenants.