Category: Lettings

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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Property and Smoke Alarms

Property and Smoke Alarms

“Property and Smoke Alarms” Responsible Landlords have always ensured the safety of their Tenants.However, did you know that under The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 it is a legal requirement for most tenanted properties to have a smoke alarm fitted in any room used wholly or partly as living accommodation?Landlords can be fined up to £5,000 for non-compliance.

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The Right to Rent

The Right to Rent

"The Right to Rent" Immigration legislation means that all private Landlords have to check that new Tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting a property.  This responsibility can be given to your Letting Agent as part of a written agreement.

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Your Tenant’s Garden

Your Tenant’s Garden

"Your Tenant's Garden" Landlords often ask us what they should do about their garden and what they can reasonably expect of a Tenant in terms of maintenance.Having a well-cared-for garden can definitely help to attract Tenants, particularly if they arrive on a sunny summer’s day to the sight of flowers in full bloom, a neat hedge and tidy borders!  However, if the garden is just too magnificent and obviously requires lots of work, then it may actually scare some people off.

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Lettings Professional?

Lettings Professional?

“Lettings Professional?” Have you noticed the increase in the number of letting agents whilst the number of prosecutions of rogue letting agents is sadly growing at an alarming rate?The industry is largely unregulated.

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Property and Pets

Property and Pets

"Property & Pets"  The British are a pet-loving nation, and our team at Callaways has a variety of dogs amongst them – French Bulldogs, a Labrador, and a Great Dane.Approximately 49% of UK adults own a pet:25% of UK adults have a cat (an estimated population of 11.

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