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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.

Buy to let property is a popular purchase trend in the current market, and many people looking to invest their savings are considering becoming a landlord in order to achieve the best return

A happy tenant makes for a happy Landlord and when relationships are strong, not much should go wrong at the beginning, during and most importantly at the end of a Tenancy. From a

The holiday season is nearly over and the phone lines are already starting to pick up with tenant enquiries.  As long as the property is appealing, the price is right and you are

Helping our landlords find new tenants starts with making sure their property advert attracts the right tenant online.  In fact a ‘pool’ of the right tenants to choose from is the aim of

According to Electrical Safety First, a UK based charity, electricity is the cause of more than 20,000 fires a year - almost half of all accidental UK house fires. With this in mind,

What do we really need to know about our tenants and why?  UK Landlords that go down the road of self-management will at some point either talk or meet potential tenants.  It is

Landlord's insurance protects landlords against financial losses associated with their rental property. With the ever-increasing demand for rentals, landlords need to safeguard their homes – and their rental income – against any eventuality.

The simple answer is "yes", a verbal tenancy agreement is as legally binding (reference case: Johnson v. Patry) as a written tenancy agreement, however, we would never advise you enter into one. What's the

As a landlord, evicting a tenant can be a daunting, stressful and often upsetting prospect. In this blog post, we’ve answered a few questions to explain how evictions work, what you need to