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When you rent a home your landlord or the agent representing your landlord will want you to feel at home. As well as hoping that you will be happy in the property and will therefore want to stay, a large part of wanting you to feel at home is also because they hope that you will take care and look after the property, but what does that mean exactly? What are you, as a tenant responsible for and what do you need to raise with your agent or landlord? In this article we hope to answer a few of your queries as we give you some top tips on how to look after your rented home. To read our guide click image.
With tenants across the UK working from home, reliable and fast internet has become a necessity.
As a landlord in the uk, you may be wondering whether offering broadband in your rental property is a worthwhile investment. If you’re on the fence, here are some key considerations to help you make an informed decision. Click image to read more..
How to avoid common landlord mistakes
Including pets, buy-to-let mortgages and energy certificates
Whether you’re new to being a landlord or an experienced investor, there are a series of common pitfalls that are easily avoided. Below, we discuss some of the most common topics we’re asked about and share our tips for success. Click image to read more..
Moving home can be exciting, but with it comes a long list of people and organisations that need to know about your change of address. From you relatives to the DVLA, there are a whole host of people you need to share your address with. Click image to read a comprehensive list..
Being a landlord offers great potential for rental income and investment growth. However, effective property management requires knowledge and strategies tailored to the local rental market. We are happy to share a few tips and tricks for landlords, focusing on successful property management, tenant screening, lease agreements, and fostering positive landlord-tenant relationships. Click image to read more..
If you’re an existing landlord, knowing the rental yield generated by your property, or portfolio, is key to understanding the return you’re getting on your investment. For new investors, rental yield is equally as important when buying a property to let, but can be difficult to understand. Click image to read our explanation on what rental yield is and how you calculate it, before looking at some average yields across the UK…
When a new rental agreement is signed or renewed, landlords and lettings agents in the private rented sector in England must issue the newly updated guide to their tenants.
Before we dive into what’s been updated, click image to read a brief summary of what the guide includes and why it’s useful to have to hand for both tenants and landlords.
If you’re preparing to leave your rental property and move on to pastures new, one key thing on your departure list will be an end of tenancy spring clean.
More than 50% of all tenancy deposit disputes between landlords and tenants are due to cleanliness
But exactly how clean do you need to leave your rental property and where do you start?
Click image to read guide to how to deep clean your rental property.
We’ve waited a while this year for sunny day days and most of us welcome hot weather, but when it’s too hot for too long, there are health risks.
In England, there are on average 2000 heat-related deaths every year. If hot weather hits this summer, make sure it does not harm you or anyone you know. The heat can affect anyone, but some people are at greater risk from it.
For some people – especially older people and those with underlying health conditions, as well as those who can’t adapt their behaviour to keep cool or who are exposed to high levels of heat because of where they live or work – the summer heat can bring real health risks. As our climate changes, hot spells are expected to be more frequent and more intense – click image to read more advice from the Met office.
In the past two years since the pandemic, city-dwellers have taken to country and seaside settings in droves. They have flocked to Devon,Cornwall, North Wales, the Lake District and many parts of Scotland. Local residents are pushing back, and want homes to be bought by locals – not by investors and second-home owners.
The Government’s new levelling up bill offers local councils the freedom to double council tax on second homes in England as a deterrent.
So, will these proposed changes affect landlords? Click image to find out