Mid Tenancy Routine Maintenance Inspections
Many private landlords don't bother, but mid-tenancy routine maintenance inspections help you stay on top of repairs, maintain a good relationship with your tenants and reduce changeovers, voids, and wear & tear.
Signing Prescribed Information as a Landlord
The recent case of Northwood Solihull v Fearn & Ors has highlighted the importance of keeping up to date with legislation. Housing Law is incredibly complex and the smallest error can lead to significant financial penalties for landlords.
Perfect Portfolios: Maximise the Value & Magnetism of Your Rental Homes
Great tenants pay more money for beautiful homes, and you only have to look at new-build properties for proof that new price ceilings can always be set. Whatever the age of your rental property, our blog this week guides you in creating high-quality rental homes to keep as a long-term investment or to sell at a healthy profit.
Longer Lettings & How to Attract & Keep Great Tenants for Years!
Renting a property has become a more permanent lifestyle choice these days and tenancies are getting longer and longer. Every landlord and tenant wants exactly the same thing: security and stability. As a landlord, you want an uninterrupted income stream, while tenants want an uninterrupted home life.
Being a Landlord: Is Buy To Let Right For You?
Are you thinking of becoming a Landlord? Owning one or more buy-to-let homes is the dream of many people. The idea of passive income, financial security and building a comfortable retirement is an inviting prospect that, for many landlords, has led to a complete change of lifestyle and career.
Renting to Families: Our Five-Step Formula for the Perfect Buy-to-Let
Families are among the mot stable tenants you can find, not least because the process of moving home is so much more complicated than for single people and couples.
All You Need to Know To Switch Managing Agents
How do you feel about your current managing agent? If you're reading this, perhaps you're having doubts and wondering how best to go about changing agent.
Hiring Contractors: A Landlord's Guide to Finding Tradespeople you can Trust
Whenever you ask someone if they know a good contractor, you'll never be far from a tale of woe: the plumber who never turned up, the electrician who 'bodged' the job; the builder who overcharged and left a huge mess!
The Niche Landlord: Perfecting a Lettings Formula for Repeated Success
Specialise or diversify? That's a big question for many landlords when it comes to expanding their portfolios, and if you look around Google long enough, you'll find arguments for both.
Essential Advice Before Buying a Dream 'Chocolate Box' Thatched Cottage
For many people, buying a dream home in the country means falling in love with the classic picture postcard look. Timber-framed thatched cottages may epitomise the quintessential English countryside home – but these types of homes don't come without challenges. If you have your heart set on one of these historic beauties, you need your head to be equally engaged.
Sold With Tenants: Your Landlord Checklist for Buying a Tenanted Property
As a fast and chain-free way to start or add to your lettings portfolio, buying a tenanted property can be an attractive proposition. Before you make an offer and start incurring legal fees, use our checklist here to ask the right questions.
Accidental Landlord? All You Need To Know To Make It A Success
An accidental landlord is someone who becomes a landlord by circumstance rather than by plan, and it can happen for several reasons. You could be relocating for work, moving in with your partner, or having trouble finding a buyer for your current home. Or you might have inherited a property. Becoming an accidental landlord is more common than you might think.
Five Ways to Increase The Value of Your Rental Property
The rental market has grown up. Tenancies are running for longer, and with stays of four or more years increasingly common, tenants have higher expectations around the place they're willing to call home. But which improvements make the most difference?
Letting Agents: How to Pick The Best One
Whether you've been a landlord for years or you're just starting out, finding a letting agent you can trust and build a long-lasting relationship with is a big deal. Letting agents will be competing for your business left, right, and centre, so how do you begin the selection process?
Rent Arrears - Finding A Balance Between Compassion & Collection
Although rent arrears are a hot topic during the pandemic, it’s far from being a new subject. That said, if the discussion has taught us anything in the last year, it’s that anyone can be affected by economic events: no-one is immune, however high their income.