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The “Parent” Landlord

The “Parent” Landlord

"The Parent Landlord" The archetypal multi-property “professional” Landlord probably only accounts for about 50% of all Landlords. The rest come in all shapes and sizes:The “Accidental” Landlord, The “Pension” Landlord The “Inheritance” Landlord and, in this article, The “Parent” LandlordHuge amounts of Rent Many parents fork out huge amounts in rent during their children’s university years.

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The Accidental Landlord

The Accidental Landlord

"The Accidental Landlord" The archetypal multi-property “professional” Landlord probably only accounts for about half of all Landlords. The rest come in all shapes and sizes:The “Accidental” Landlord The “Pension” Landlord The “Parent” Landlord The “Inheritance” LandlordToday, we look at The “Accidental” Landlord The Accidental Landlord is a homeowner who would ideally have sold, but has decided to rent the property out instead, for one of two likely reasons.

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Tenancy Deposit Disputes – Cleaning

Tenancy Deposit Disputes – Cleaning

"Tenancy Deposit Disputes - Cleaning" 'Cleaning' accounts for 56% of deposit disputes according to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS).  To make matters worse, there has recently been a sharp rise in the number of properties requiring professional cleaning services at check-out.

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OUR TOP 20 Questions

OUR TOP 20 Questions

Callaways adopt an honest and ‘family-friendly’ approach with their customers, and willingly give advice on property matters.Are you thinking of putting your property on the market? Don’t move a muscle or appoint an Agent until you’ve read our ‘Questions to ask your Estate Agent’.

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My Tenant wants to paint

My Tenant wants to paint

"My Tenant wants to paint" Tenant: "Oh hi! It's Paul here at 59 Acacia Road.  We want to paint the lounge ..."Landlord: "What colour were you thinking?"Tenant: "Poppy Red"Landlord: [Speechless]Tenants often ask us if their Landlord will allow them to redecorate the property.

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Stress Free Completion

Stress Free Completion

"Stress Free Completion" Simply frustrating... Property transfer in this country can be very frustrating.  The reason is that 'Moving Day' invariably coincides with the formal completion of a sale.

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Rental Property – Who Chooses?

Rental Property – Who Chooses?

They say ‘An Englishman’s home is his castle’ – but when a couple is renting together, it is probably not the man who actually chooses it!Letting Agents polled in a recent survey (94%) confirmed that it is usually the woman in such a relationship who has the last word in choosing which home they rent!This may appear sexist, but the two most important single factors likely to clinch a deal that women identified as important are a modern kitchen (91% of agents questioned), and a his-‘n’-hers en-suite bathroom (95%).

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Showing Tenants Around

Showing Tenants Around

“Showing Tenants Around”Some people feel that flats and houses should be able to “let themselves” and do not need to be “shown” by Letting Agents. Whilst this may be true of certain exceptional properties, or where achieving the optimum rent is not an issue, most properties require the skills of a well-trained Letting Agent if they are to secure a good rent within a reasonable timescale.

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