Can Landlords Enter Property Without Permission

A question I was asked this week by one of my clients is whether or not a landlord can enter property without permission from the tenant?  Specifically, my client was interested in what happens in circumstances where the tenant wanted to change the codes on the home alarm system and the locks on the front […]

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9% of Private Tenants in Rent Arrears

According to survey findings around 9% of tenants in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) are in rent arrears or have experienced rent arrears in the last 12 months.  Compared to social tenants, of whom 25% are in rent arrears/ have been in last 12 months.   The English Housing Survey (EHS) is a national survey […]

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Rent Collection Service – Best Way To Collect Rent

When letting a property, one of the most common concerns you’ll have is whether the tenant is going to stop paying rent during the tenancy and in this article, we’ll look at a rent collection service and the best way for landlords to collect rent from tenants. Setting up a rent collection service From our own experience […]

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Fixed Wire Testing For Rental Properties

As a landlord, one of the fundamental responsibilities you have is a duty to provide tenants with a safe home to live in and in this article we want to remind you of the importance of periodic Fixed Wire Testing. With regards to the legal regulations, it is quite surprising that it is not currently a […]

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7 Killer Questions To Ask Tenants

Committing to a 6 month tenancy or longer with a ‘perfect stranger’ can be a daunting prospect, even for those of you who are ‘seasoned’ landlords.  So, we’ve devised 7 killer questions to ask tenants before handing over the keys to your property. The beauty of a service like lettingaproperty.com is that the landlord conducts […]

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When to Sign a Tenancy Agreement

I’m often asked by our landlords and tenant’s alike when to sign a tenancy agreement.  We’ve been working on a number of new tenancy agreements this week and we have a few excited tenants who’ll be moving home over what is predicted to be an ‘Indian summer‘ weekend. Before I’ve explained the pros and cons […]

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Gas Safety Check – Reminder For Landlords

The seventh annual Gas Safety Week is upon us and we pledge our support to raise awareness of the importance for landlords to carry out an annual gas safety check.  Poorly maintained gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Gas safety is important all year round, not just at the […]

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Rent Guarantee Insurance – How to Make a Successful Claim

When Rut Patel began renting his three properties ten years ago, little did he think that he would ever require rent guarantee insurance.  That was until he was faced with every landlords’ worst nightmare – a tenant falling into rent arrears and refusing to leave the property. Mr Patel’s Croydon-based property had been occupied on […]

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