Renting out a house

Renting out a house is easy. Keeping good tenants is the key!

Renting out a house to good tenants who pay their rent on time, never cause a ‘fuss’ and don’t end up damaging the property makes the world of buy-to-let a happy place for landlords. However, before we jump into how to best retain your tenants, lets take a quick look at how you’d go about renting […]

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2017 General Election Update

2017 General Election – Landlords Are Voting

The 2017 General Election is almost within touching distance and this week, the Labour government launched its manifesto outlining plans for the housing and rental market which has caused a bit of a stir in the landlord community. Labour manifesto calls ‘time on bad landlords’ The manifesto pledges to: Invest in building one million new […]

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Right to Rent document checklist

Right to Rent document checklist. If you’re still in doubt read on…

Although Right to Rent checks have been around for a couple of years now as part of The Immigration Act 2014, surprisingly, they are still falling on deaf ears of some UK landlords. Government statistics say that 11,300 Right to Rent checks are now undertaken daily, and although frowned upon by many when they were […]

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2017 General Election

Oversupply of rental property leads to slowest annual rent increases since 2014

As anticipated, it seems that the surcharge on stamp duty and the fall in tax relief on buy-to-let mortgage interest is certainly making landlords think carefully about their next steps. Just this month, it has been revealed that the proportion of UK landlords who intend to sell property in the next year has more than doubled […]

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eviction-notice

Illegal eviction or harassment could lead to Rent Repayment Orders

Following my first article on the new legislation introduced in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 which began on 6th April this is another danger for landlords from tenants going for Rent Repayment Orders. ‘Illegal eviction or harassment of the occupiers of a property’ under this Act is one of the reasons which a tenant can […]

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