Matthew Daines, Author at Landlord Blog

By Matthew Daines

As COO of LettingaProperty.com since 2011, Matthew holds a dual role in management and operations. His strategic, focused and goal orientated experience in achieving results within international, high-profile organisations adds to LettingaProperty.com’s continual success and innovation within the private rental sector.

As a landlord, keeping track of your important paperwork and legal duties can be overwhelming at times. With documents to sign, certificates to renew and inspections to schedule, ordering your priorities can be

One of the topics causing a great deal of debate at the moment for private sector landlords is universal credit and the predicted impact that it will have on rent arrears. [caption id="attachment_6444"

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

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

Recent years has seen the demand for long term and short term rentals soar. Rising house prices are making it more difficult for people to get on the property ladder. To capitalize on demand,

What is a Non Resident landlord? A non resident landlord is essentially a landlord who lives overseas for more than 6 months of the year and rents out a property in the United Kingdom

It's already common practice for landlords to request checks regarding a prospective tenant's employment status, identity, previous tenancy record and ability to pay the rent, but now a new method of obtaining relevant

What do travel agents and lettings agents have in common? Well, actually, quite a bit. Both provide a service to help consumers reach their next far-flung destination, or move into a property that

We live in a world where people decide within a split second whether or not they’re interested in a potential date, a piece of clothing they’ve seen online or a house or flat