The Tenant Fees Act - A Piccolo Perspective
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 comes into effect on 1st June and across the country letting agents are madly updating all their documents to ensure compliance with the new rules.
Expenses you can off-set against rental income
Expenses you can off-set against rental income need to follow the HMRC rules.
Landlord Legislation Checklist
As a landlord, it is important to understand that there are numerous pieces of legislation which cover the private rented sector. Here is a summary of just some of the legal requirements for renting out a property in the UK.
Should I put the rent up?
As a Landlord you may be wondering whether or not to increase the rent.
Will 2018 be the year for seismic changes in the UK property market?
Will 2018 be the year for seismic changes in the UK property market? Could a home stylist save your marriage? Is the rental market as un-predictable as the British weather?
The Private Rented Sector - Raising the Bar
The letting industry needs to re-define its position. As a general rule most people fail to appreciate the level of knowledge, skills and expertise required to be a letting agent.
A Stitch in Time (Gutters & Downpipes)
It’s not sexy or exciting but routine maintenance of gutters and downpipes is an essential part of property management.
A Piccolo Perspective on Renting Property
There are numerous TV programmes about buying, selling and re-locating but despite the fact that far more people move into rental properties, there are no property programmes specifically covering renting.
Confessions of a Salisbury Letting Agent
I suspect not all women are as fascinated by boilers and drains as I am, or know the difference between a soffit and fascia, where to put a ‘strap on boss' or where you might find a pitch fibre pipe!
Letting there be light
The correct lighting can provide a real wow factor at a fraction of the cost of redecorating and yet it is so often overlooked by landlords when letting a property.
Letting Checklist - The Piccolo Top 20
If you are considering renting out your home there are several things you need to think about before you take the next step in letting your property.
Buy-to-let Landlords - it's Time to Start Planning for Tax Changes
From April 2017, property business owners, particularly buy-to-let Landlords, are likely to be hit with a number of quite dramatic changes in their tax status.
Who is Responsible for Repairs in a Rental Property?
We are often asked who is responsible for repairs in rented properties. Fortunately the law is very clear about a Landlord’s responsibilities.
Letting Property in 2016
It’s all crystal ball stuff but one thing is certain, demand for rental property continues to increase.
How do you pick the right letting agent?
The rental arm of the property market has been compared to the 'Wild West' by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)! Indeed, landlords new to renting can be faced with a confusing array of services and fee structures.