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

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

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

Almost everyone knows that all properties - rented or not - should have a smoke detector installed. Smoke detectors protect those at home from the dangers of fire - but what about a

One of the most important considerations for landlords is whether their property is prepared for HHSRS inspections. The acronym ‘HHSRS’ refers to the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, which councils use to