Category: Lettings

Landlords – look after your property or face the Courts

Landlords – look after your property or face the Courts

"Landlords - avoid Court action by looking after your property" Landlords, you are up to speed with the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, aren't you?This legislation means that Tenants can take direct action over substandard property, rather than having to rely on their Local Authority to pursue a Landlord who fails to adequately maintain it.

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For how long has the property been available?

For how long has the property been available?

"For how long has the property been available?" A tenant’s first question to a Letting Agent when offered a property is “How long has it been available?” - and with good reason.  Moving house is a huge event and it takes courage to commit to undertake such a decision – often with very little support other than pure instinct.

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Landlords – Property Worth Sharing

Landlords – Property Worth Sharing

"Worth sharing" Higher rents and fewer people buying have led to increasing numbers of people, not just students and couples, choosing to share the cost of rental accommodation.From a Landlord’s perspective this should be welcomed – two or more people become liable to look after the property and pay the rent, thereby halving the risk.

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Are your property’s chills multiplying?

Are your property’s chills multiplying?

"A chilling mistake" Landlords, during the winter months, you can easily overlook the importance of ensuring that the temperature of your property doesn't fall below freezing.  Your Tenants might be more concerned about their own comfort than the welfare of your investment.

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Portfolio Landlords

Portfolio Landlords

"Portfolio Landlords" There are Landlords and there are Landlords.  Some are what we call “accidental” Landlords, who decided to let their property as an alternative to selling.  Others are somewhat inadequately regarded as “amateur” Landlords, who have a single investment property.

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Beware the Sub-Let (Part 2)

Beware the Sub-Let (Part 2)

"Beware the Sub-Let" Only last year we reported an unfair quirk in the law which left Landlords way out of pocket.  You might like to refresh your memory by reading the case of Cheryl Roux, former wife of Michelin star chef Albert Roux.

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Meeting your Tenants

Meeting your Tenants

"Meeting your Tenants" Professional letting agents will expect to accompany prospective Tenants who want to view your investment.  They are trained to maximise the opportunity, yet there is a lot to be said for you being there too.

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