Property Management Companies: The Ultimate Guide for UK Landlords

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Property management companies support residential landlords with their rental properties, offering various services that can vary widely. Key responsibilities typically include property marketing, tenant acquisition, tenant administration, rent collection, and […]

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Should I rent my property furnished or unfurnished? Pros and cons for buy-to-let landlords

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Furnished or unfurnished? When advertising your rental property, will you provide furniture or let tenants kit it out themselves? Maybe you’ve made up your mind. Or perhaps you haven’t thought […]

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How to break up with your letting agent: Understanding termination clauses, rights and fees for landlords

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Reading Time: 9 minutes Most landlords aren’t asking for much. They want a professional service, from competent people, for a reasonable price. Delivering what’s promised is the least a person should expect from any […]

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How To Buy to Let – 2024 Advice Guide for UK Landlords

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Reading Time: 9 minutes Knowing how to buy to let in the UK can be daunting. If you’re a first-time investor, you may not know where to begin. Even for experienced landlords, the buy-to-let […]

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Consent to Let for UK Landlords – Letting Your Property in 2024

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Consent to let is required for anyone wanting to let out their property on a residential mortgage – not a buy-to-let mortgage. Before renting the property, those landlords should get […]

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Online Letting Agents – What are they and should I use one to let out my property?

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Reading Time: 9 minutes Online letting agents typically provide all that a high street letting agency would be expected to do, but far more cheaply, efficiently and in most cases, at a higher service […]

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What are Common Causes of Stress for Landlords?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes In May, LettingaProperty.com conducted a survey of 20,000 UK landlords, to better understand their experience of letting property – their motivations, opinions, challenges, and concerns. Renting out property can be […]

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Renting with pets – what are the rules for landlords and tenants?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Renting with pets is an emotive topic, often dividing landlords and tenants, for obvious reasons. Two recent government measures have brought pets to the forefront of industry conversation, with big […]

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Help For Landlords And Tenants – Frequently Asked Questions When Renting

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Reading Time: 7 minutes [kc_row use_container=”yes” force=”no” column_align=”middle” video_mute=”no” _id=”650546″][kc_column width=”12/12″ video_mute=”no” _id=”300459″][kc_column_text _id=”480243″] Every day, landlord and tenants have questions that need answering. The lettings industry – and the 125+ laws that apply […]

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Taking Your End of Tenancy Cleaning Seriously

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Property cleanliness (or lack of) is the main cause of deposit disputes between landlords and tenants – yet can easily be avoided with a good and proper end of tenancy […]

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Local COVID Alert Levels: Move-ins and Property Viewings Explained

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Reading Time: 3 minutes On Monday 12th October, the government announced a tiered system of national COVID alert levels to manage local outbreaks and advise local authorities and residents on what they can do. […]

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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) for Rental Properties

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The rules around PAT testing for landlords can be a bit confusing. In this article, we’ve gathered all the information you need to know, including what exactly a PAT test […]

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Landlord Stamp Duty in 2023: Stamp Duty Land Tax for UK Buy-to-Lets

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Reading Time: 5 minutes In July 2020, chancellor Rishi Sunak introduced a Stamp Duty holiday across England. On 3rd March 2021, this holiday was extended until 30th June. During this time, first-time buyers and […]

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A Landlord’s Guide to 3D Virtual Tours and Video Viewings

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Reading Time: 6 minutes With ‘in-person’ viewings posing a COVID-19 risk, many landlords are now relying on the power of photography and virtual viewings to seal the deal with potential tenants. Back in March […]

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A Guide to Landlord Legionella Risk Assessments – Is Your Water Safe?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes As a landlord, it seems you never hear the end of electrical regulations, gas safety and EPC requirements – but what’s the deal when it comes to water? In this […]

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Landlord Fire Safety Regulations – How Safe Is Your Property?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes As a landlord, you have a duty of care to your tenants that you must fulfil. Within this duty of care, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that your […]

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Rent guarantor – Why tenants may need one when renting

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Before renting, most landlords will carry out referencing checks on potential tenants to ensure that they can pay their rent. If you don’t meet the income requirements – don’t panic, […]

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How to carry out your landlord tax returns

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Reading Time: 4 minutes If you’re a landlord renting out a property, then you’ll most likely be liable to pay tax and need to fill in a tax return. Regardless of whether you own […]

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Colder weather is here – How to Tackle Lettings in Winter

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Reading Time: 3 minutes As winter takes hold and the nights become darker, landlords need to protect their homes. Wall to wall, each square metre of property will have a better chance of survival […]

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Student landlords, it’s that time again

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Reading Time: 4 minutes As students return to university, it isn’t long before the excitement of a new term dies down and they start to think about finding a student landlord for the following […]

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Why do we ask for landlord ID?

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Having a stand-out online advert is key for landlords when letting out a property, however, before we publish your ad there are some things we need check. Whilst preparing to […]

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Tenant reference checks – Why they’re important

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Tenant reference checks are one of the most important aspects of letting out a property. When you have a keen tenant, it’s natural to want to get them moved in […]

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How I advertise my property and find good tenants

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Hi there, my name is Shannon and I’m the Senior Valuations Manager here at LettingaProperty.com and just like you, I am a landlord. Last month, only a week before I […]

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Mould In A Rental Property – Who’s Responsible?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Mould in a rental property can cause serious health issues and therefore, should not be ignored by either landlord or tenant.  The mould fungi have been identified as the source of many […]

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