Matthew Daines, Author at Landlord Blog

By Matthew Daines

As COO of 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’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"

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

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

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) has been the standard assessment for property safety since 2006. Despite having been active for 15 years, the system has been criticised for its complexity.

Landlords will have a little more paperwork in the near future as regulations come into force that put the onus on you to check a tenant’s immigration status. Fines of up to £3,000

Whether you're already receiving your pension or you're approaching pension age, it is good to review the different options available to you. One option that many pensioners overlook is turning pensions into property.

For any landlord wanting a peace of mind that the rent they are due will definitely be paid and any legal work associated with that payment and eviction process be hassle free –