Brightly painted English HMO properties

The new HMO property laws and buy to let

What is a HMO? House in multiple occupation, or HMO, is a property shared by a number of unrelated people on a room basis. They used to be referred to as multi-let or house share. In late 2016, a consultation took place to assess possible changes to licensing. As a result, a set of changes […]

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Rental Property Maintenance: whose responsibility is it?

As a landlord, your property is a huge investment. Whether you manage one home or a hundred, you want to make sure that you protect your investment and, of course, keep your tenant’s home a safe and healthy place to live. One of the most common questions that we are asked as letting agents is: […]

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Listed Buildings, EPCs & MEES unravelled

Is an EPC required for a listed building? We recently considered that the requirement to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is now over 10 years old and that some of the earliest certificates are expiring. One of the enduring mysteries concerns whether or not a building of historic interest (listed building) or a building […]

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Protect your rental property this winter

Keeping your rental property in shape this winter The nights are longer and the weather is colder: winter is officially here in the UK. As the weather conditions deteriorate, a lot of landlords worry about their properties and potential maintenance issues. To ensure your property stays in shape this winter, here are some essential tips […]

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Suspended Possession Orders

Understanding suspended possession orders For the vast majority of landlords, their tenancies end amicably or not so amicably upon the expiry of a tenant’s notice or a landlord’s section 21 notice. In a minority of cases, and normally where the tenant is in breach of the tenancy agreement, a landlord may elect to serve a […]

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Energy Performance Certificates 10 years on.

In August 2007 Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced as part of the now defunct Home Information Packs under Part 5 of the Housing Act 2004. Initially introduced for larger domestic properties with 4 or more bedrooms which were marketed for sale, the requirement was gradually extended to smaller properties and eventually included rental properties […]

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Rental properties likely to increase due to slump in mortgage approvals

Approvals for mortgage applications by British banks fell to a seven month low in September, and the ongoing failure to secure a deal over Brexit is being partly blamed. This is likely to lead to an increase in rental properties over the coming months, as younger buyers again feel the cold shoulder of the property […]

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What’s an Online Letting Agent you ask?

An online letting agent can be a landlord’s best friend when it comes to finding the right tenants for their property. They can also be invaluable with the management of said tenancy. But, what exactly will an online letting agent do for landlords? Here are the most common online letting agent services explained. Rental Valuation […]

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