Jonathan Daines, Author at Landlord Blog

By Jonathan Daines

After having worked as a high street letting agent for over 5 years, I believed there was a better way of helping landlords find tenants without the unnecessary expenses. And so in 2008, lettingaproperty.com was born and has since let over 8,000 properties across the country. I am very proud of the service levels we offer and to have achieved a 99.3% recommendation rate on reviewcentre.com. If you have any questions about our business, please do let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.

Tenancy or Licence? - There is so much legislation with which both landlords and agents find that they now need to comply. It would be unusual if we did not see either companies

The problem At the point a section 21 is served, there is a potential for a tenant to find themselves homeless. People in employment and/or not in receipt of benefits related to housing,

Access to property In the first part, we looked at the apparent anomaly of the landlord’s obligations to carry out repairs and maintenance at a rental property, and how that could conflict with

It is not unusual to hear about landlords being accused of, or even sued for, ‘trespass’ of a rented property by a disgruntled tenant. Although a property is let, and it remains in

The Autumn Budget Statement in 2016 said that Westminster intended to ban tenant fees. This ban came into effect in England from 1 June 2019. Wales, with its devolved housing power, writes its

Mandatory electrical safety checks for all landlords have been on the horizon for a long while. Currently, though there is a legal requirement for landlords to carry out fixed electrical installation inspections on

Usually complaints about noisy neighbours are limited to one off or occasional events and are ordinarily related to teenage parties whilst parents or guardians are away or over enthusiastic house warming parties. The

The refusal by some landlords to rent to tenants on benefits is not new, but with the introduction of Universal Credit, plus the pressure on the private rented sector to let to more

Here at Lettingaproperty.com, we’re putting a spring into our step as we head closer to the summer months…and with some exciting new announcements - like entering the Welsh rental market. But before we