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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.
Moving into your new rental property is exciting, and getting unpacked to put your own stamp on your new home quickly is a great way to hit the ground running. Once you’re settled in, you could go one step further and start redecorating.
However, as your property is rented, you must be sure that any changes you make do not damage the property and your landlord is comfortable with them. Otherwise, you could incur deposit deductions.
That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun decorating your rental property though. Here are a selection of redecorating ideas for rental properties to get your going. Click image to read more
There were over 170,000 dwelling fires in the UK in the year ending June 2023. That’s a 12% increase in property fires from the previous year. The dangers presented by fire are not to be taken lightly.
Your safety is of the utmost importance to us at Carrick Johnson, which is why we’re collaborating with UK government initiative Fire Kills. We’re raising fire safety awareness to save lives.
The only way you can be sure your property is fire safe is to take precautionary measures and plan what you would do in the unfortunate event of a fire in your property. It’s far better to be prepared than to not be, and it could save you and your loved ones’ lives.
If a fire starts on your property get out, stay out, call 999. Do not attempt to extinguish a house fire yourself, leave it to the experts. Click image to read more
There are lots of options for gardening for renters, and for growing your own to suit.Be Patient If you have moved into a flat/house with a garden and an easy-going landlord who doesn’t mind what you do to your garden, then it pays to be patient and try to wait a...
Not all landlords make a deliberate choice of becoming a landlord – there may be several reasons why or how they “fall” into letting their property, as the process of finding a tenant is often quicker than the process of selling. If this is you, this article explores the ins and outs of what it means to be an accidental landlord and what you need to take into account. Click image to read more.
It’s that time of year, when that winter frost is still snapping at our heels. For people working or studying from home it is even more challenging keeping your home warm without spending too much on heating bills. Especially with the current energy companies situation you might have already started thinking about cheap ways to keep your home warm in case your bills shoot up.We’ve put together some top tips on how to keep your home warm.
We’ve put together some top tips on how to keep your home warm Click image to read more.
Whether you’re a tenant or a landlord, you most probably have asked yourself who’s responsible for rental property repairs and how to deal with damage.
Before we dive into the nitty-gritty, we’ll explore both landlord’s and tenant’s overall responsibilities, as this will provide a good basis to understand when a tenant is responsible for breakages and when a tenant should be asking their landlord for repairs.
What are the tenant’s responsibilities and what are the landlords.. click image to read more.
Christmas and the rest of the holiday season is a magical time, with homes transforming into winter wonderlands and neighbourhoods lighting up with decorations. With so much excitement and wonder, you may not be thinking about the hazards lurking around the holidays? Help your family and your home stay safe and cheerful this holiday season by paying attention to the advice on our news page.. click image to read more
The Housing Act 2004, including the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS), sets out the primary fire safety responsibilities applicable to landlords in the UK. In particular, it states that tenants must be able to escape quickly during a fire. Landlords must make repairs to ensure that, where possible, fire-resistant materials are used in the structure of the building, such as ceilings, so that fire cannot spread quickly to other rooms.
Specifically, landlord responsibilities include … click image to read more
As the vibrant colours of summer fade and the air turns crisper, it’s time to turn your attention to preparing your garden for the enchanting season of autumn. With a mix of practical steps and creative touches, you can ensure that your outdoor haven remains a stunning sight even as the leaves fall. Click image to read 5 tips to get your garden ready for autumn