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 […]

The Do’s and the Don’ts When Renting with Pets

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Pets are a wonderful addition to a home. However, if you are renting a property, some pets may make it a little trickier. Here we look at the do’s and don’ts of renting with pets. The Do’s Show you are responsible – Proving that you are a responsible pet owner could help put a landlord’s […]

How To Get Your Full Deposit Back When Your Tenancy Ends

Selling buying home checklist

If you are a tenant coming to the end of your tenancy, you may be starting to think about getting your deposit back. The best way to ensure this is done with no disputes or delay is to leave the property as you found it. There may be some inevitable wear and tear but leaving […]

British Property Awards – Hardings Lettings – Brentwood Winner!

Property Awards Gold Winner

Hardings Lettings have just won the British Property Lettings Award for Brentwood, for the second year running. Their team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels. Hardings Lettings have now been shortlisted for a number of national awards which will be announced shortly. The British Property Awards provide agents […]

The Importance Of Property Inspections

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Like many admin tasks, it can be tricky finding the time for regular property inspectors. However, you must protect your investment as a property owner. Here, we look at the benefits of property inspections, for both landlords and tenants, and what they entail. Benefits The main benefit of planning regular property inspections is the peace […]