First time landlord? Our top money saving tips

Are you a first time landlord renovating your first buy to let property, or are you smartening up an existing let so you can boost the rental yield, chances are you will want to save as much money as possible. The key to being a successful landlord is to keep your costs low while delivering […]

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Banning Order on Rogue Landlords & Agents

On 6 April 2018, the Government introduced banning orders on rogue landlords and letting agents, barring those who commit certain housing offences from working in the lettings industry whilst placing their details on a database of rogue landlords. The Housing and Planning Act 2016  (Banning Order Offences) Regulations 2018 result in landlords and agents who […]

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Letting to young professionals: Advertising your property effectively

If you’re thinking of letting to young professionals there are some important aspects to consider. More young people leaving university are going into the professional world than ever before. There’s been a considerable influx in young professional singles or couples looking to let property for the first time. So if you’re looking to attract the […]

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Rentvesting: The millennial trend that’s taking off

It’s no news to anyone in the current economic climate that getting onto the property ladder can seem near impossible, especially for the younger millennial generation looking to live in the city centre or more expensive and exclusive locations. What is rentvesting? A homeowner buys a property in an area which is cheaper than their […]

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Deregulation Act 2015 – 1 October 2018 (England)

The Deregulation Act 2015 came into force on 1 October 2015 affecting both landlords and tenants regarding deposits, retaliatory evictions and section 21 notices. Three years on and 1 October 2018 is an important date in the implementation of the full changes brought in by the Deregulation Act 2015. Deregulation Act 2015 – The legislation […]

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HMO Licence Rules as from 1st October 2018 (England)

The simplest way in which to determine whether an HMO licence is required is to apply an example into practice. If you were to have five students living in and sharing a two storey property, owned and run by a private landlord, this would not be a licensable house in multiple occupation (HMO) under the […]

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Property Management – Avoiding Common Mistakes

Landlords have a lot to think about and manage. Owning a property and renting it out is a challenge in itself, with the amount of time and effort that needs to go into advertising and property management, not to mention all of the additional legal and regulatory processes that need to be followed. However, private […]

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Landlord Repair Responsibilities 2018 – Part 2

In part 1 of our landlord repair responsibilities series, we discussed duties of the landlord that are implied by statute.  In part 2, we will be discussing expressed contractual repairing obligations and those implied by common law. What are contractual obligations? In addition to common law implied terms and statutory implied terms by section 11 of the […]

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