Renting out Your Property -Thing to Consider

Are you planning to rent out your property this year? If so, read on for all you need to consider before making that move. Buy-to-let mortgage If the property you wish to rent is your current home, you will need to apply for a buy-to-let mortgage. This is because a property with a regular residential […]

Government Rent Arrears Support – All You Need to Know

Rent Arrears

The government has pledged to support people with low incomes in rent arrears because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we look at what this means for landlords and tenants. When will the support be available? The government will distribute the money between local authorities over the winter months. These authorities will then decide who is […]

The Legal Requirements and Responsibilities of a Landlord Being a landlord is not without its drawback. It is essential that you go into it fully aware of the legal responsibilities. Here, we cover all you need to know about the legal obligations of a landlord. Safety Standards A landlord must ensure their tenants are safe in the home. This includes: The installation […]

The Energy Crisis and Your Tenants

The current energy crisis is affecting all households across the UK. This means inevitable price hikes and higher energy bills. Here we look at what the energy crisis means and the help out there for tenants What is the energy crisis? Wholesale gas prices have increased by 250% this year, and five energy suppliers have […]

Renting Later in Life – The Benefits

Renting later on in life

The average life expectancy in the UK is rising, and so is the need for people to rent in later stages of their life. Here we look at some reasons for renting later in life and the benefits. Lifestyle changes Many people find they need to downsize. A smaller place that is more suitable for […]

A Guide for First-time Landlords – How To Rent Your Property Out

Becoming a landlord is a big step, and you should do all you can to ensure you are prepared for your new role. It may seem intimidating and overwhelming, with a wealth of information and regulations to swat up on. Here is a guide on how to rent out your first property as a new […]

Immigration Status and Right to Rent – From 1st July 2021

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From 1st July 2021, either digital or hard copy checks using a revised acceptable document list will be required by letting agents and landlords before renting a property out. This is because of the UK’s point-based immigration system causing changes to the right to rent checks in England. Checks for Existing Tenants EEA citizens who […]

How To Deal With Noisy Neighbours

As many as one in four households have issues with their neighbours, and noise is the most common complaint. It is almost impossible never to hear anything from your neighbours unless you are completely secluded. However, excessive noise and annoyance, particularly at unsociable hours, can be very upsetting, and it may break the law. There […]

Landlord To-do List

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Being a successful and professional landlord involves hard work. When preparing for a new tenancy to begin, there is a wealth of jobs, legalities, and checks. Here we look at the essential landlord to-do list to help you prepare for your new tenant. Safety and cleanliness – Safety should always be a priority. Before the […]

Getting your House Ready for Photographs

Typical detatched UK home

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that’s certainly the case when it involves placing your property on the market. Think about what can you do to help display your residence and show it at its absolute best? To help get your residence prepared for your image shoot here are some top […]