Guaranteed Rent for Landlords: Understanding Your Options

/ | Leave a Comment

Reading Time: 4 minutes Being a landlord in the UK can be rewarding yet challenging. Ensuring consistent rental income is crucial, and schemes that include Guaranteed Rent for landlords offer a solution. Here, we […]

Read more
Rental Inspections Magnifying glass house coins

Deposit Protection Schemes – What Landlords and Tenants Should Know About Tenancy Deposits in 2023

/ | 16 Comments on Deposit Protection Schemes – What Landlords and Tenants Should Know About Tenancy Deposits in 2023

Reading Time: 9 minutes Deposit protection schemes are a tricky topic for landlords and tenants. Since the Tenant Fee Ban, the legalities of tenancy deposits have caused confusion. Where should they be kept? How […]

Read more
debt respite scheme

Debt Respite Scheme and Breathing Space May 2021

| 3 Comments on Debt Respite Scheme and Breathing Space May 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Debt Respite Scheme, otherwise known as ‘breathing space’, takes effect on 4 May 2021, with big financial implications for landlords and tenants. Introduced as part of the Chancellor’s Spring […]

Read more
buy to let news

5 Landlord Updates to Expect in Spring 2021: Buy to Let News, Eviction Ban and More

| 1 Comment on 5 Landlord Updates to Expect in Spring 2021: Buy to Let News, Eviction Ban and More

Reading Time: 4 minutes The past month has been a busy one for buy-to-let news. Stamp Duty extensions were announced in the Budget and the end of the eviction ban has been delayed yet […]

Read more
rental sector

11 Changes Landlords Can Expect from 2021

| 1 Comment on 11 Changes Landlords Can Expect from 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes We’re a month into 2021 and it’s already looking to be a jam-packed year for landlords and letting agents. As we all know by now, the lettings industry can be […]

Read more
fire door safety

Fire Door Safety in Rental Properties

| 2 Comments on Fire Door Safety in Rental Properties

Reading Time: 4 minutes Fire safety is essential in every rental property – but what are the rules surrounding fire doors? Understanding the regulations will help you to ensure that you are operating within […]

Read more
An aerial view of Cheltenham

Lockdown at LettingaProperty.com: How We Kept Our Rent Claims Below 2%

| Leave a Comment

Reading Time: 4 minutes During lockdown, the rental sector was turned upside down. Lettings and estate agents across the country were hit hard – with some forced to close their doors for good. Landlords […]

Read more
private rental sector

5 Changes Landlords Will Expect in Spring 2020

| Leave a Comment

Reading Time: 4 minutes There are a few things that are changing in the private rental sector over the coming months. To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a list of what’s […]

Read more
fifth money laundering directive

How Does the Fifth Money Laundering Directive Impact Landlords, Tenants and Agents?

| Leave a Comment

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you keep up to date with the latest goings-on of the private rental sector, you’ve probably came across the Fifth Money Laundering Directive several times over the last couple […]

Read more
holding deposit

Why You Need A Holding Deposit: Landlord and Tenant Questions Answered

/ | 100 Comments on Why You Need A Holding Deposit: Landlord and Tenant Questions Answered

Reading Time: 5 minutes For first-time landlords and tenants, the holding deposit process can often raise a few questions. When is the deposit returned? Why isn’t it classed as a tenant fee? Why do […]

Read more
EPC requirements

Energy Performance Certificates: Landlords, are you following the correct EPC certificate requirements?

/ | 57 Comments on Energy Performance Certificates: Landlords, are you following the correct EPC certificate requirements?

Reading Time: 5 minutes In 2018, EPC requirements changed for landlords through the introduction of a minimum energy rating of ‘E’ or above for new tenancies. This rule now applies to all tenancies, not […]

Read more
Mandatory Electrical Safety Inspections

Mandatory Electrical Safety Inspections (EICRs) for Rental Property 2024

/ | 216 Comments on Mandatory Electrical Safety Inspections (EICRs) for Rental Property 2024

Reading Time: 8 minutes In January 2020, the government announced the much-anticipated introduction of mandatory electrical safety inspections for private landlords. The new regulations, titled The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector […]

Read more
permitted occupier

Before signing a tenancy, learn the facts about ‘Permitted Occupiers’

| 35 Comments on Before signing a tenancy, learn the facts about ‘Permitted Occupiers’

Reading Time: 5 minutes A permitted occupier is generally referred to as ‘a person that is not a tenant but has permission to stay in a rented property’. They have no legal rights to […]

Read more
rent arrears

“I was faced with an abusive tenant and high rent arrears”

| Leave a Comment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ruby has been a landlord for over four years. In 2019, she was left feeling panicked and helpless by an abusive tenant who refused to pay and was four months […]

Read more
I've found my tenant

What happens after I’ve found my tenant?

| Leave a Comment

Reading Time: 4 minutes When helping landlords with their rental properties, a question that we always get asked is “What happens after I’ve found my tenant?” Most landlords have a broad understanding of the […]

Read more
legal landlord documents

Legal landlord documents – why you need to get them right

/ | 3 Comments on Legal landlord documents – why you need to get them right

Reading Time: 4 minutes Being a landlord comes with a lot of legal responsibilities – which, unfortunately, also means a lot of paperwork. Fishing out your certificates and putting together your legal landlord documents […]

Read more
A happy woman booking her landlord inventory

Landlord Inventory and Schedule of Condition – A ‘Must-Have’ for Landlords

| 1 Comment on Landlord Inventory and Schedule of Condition – A ‘Must-Have’ for Landlords

Reading Time: 6 minutes A landlord inventory and schedule of condition report is an absolute essential for every landlord. Without it, you could be putting yourself – and your property – in a vulnerable […]

Read more