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Should I do a landlord tenant credit check?

As landlords, it’s important for us to protect our investments from the minute a potential tenant wants to sign the tenancy agreement. Gathering background information about a tenant is a good way to help make a decision about whether they’re the right person for your property – whether the rent will always be paid, the […]

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The new HMO property laws and buy to let

What is a HMO? House in multiple occupation, or HMO, is a property shared by a number of unrelated people on a room basis. They used to be referred to as multi-let or house share. In late 2016, a consultation took place to assess possible changes to licensing. As a result, a set of changes […]

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Rental Property Maintenance: whose responsibility is it?

As a landlord, your property is a huge investment. Whether you manage one home or a hundred, you want to make sure that you protect your investment and, of course, keep your tenant’s home a safe and healthy place to live. One of the most common questions that we are asked as letting agents is: […]

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Protect your rental property this winter

Keeping your rental property in shape this winter The nights are longer and the weather is colder: winter is officially here in the UK. As the weather conditions deteriorate, a lot of landlords worry about their properties and potential maintenance issues. To ensure your property stays in shape this winter, here are some essential tips […]

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Rental properties likely to increase due to slump in mortgage approvals

Approvals for mortgage applications by British banks fell to a seven month low in September, and the ongoing failure to secure a deal over Brexit is being partly blamed. This is likely to lead to an increase in rental properties over the coming months, as younger buyers again feel the cold shoulder of the property […]

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What’s an Online Letting Agent you ask?

An online letting agent can be a landlord’s best friend when it comes to finding the right tenants for their property. They can also be invaluable with the management of said tenancy. But, what exactly will an online letting agent do for landlords? Here are the most common online letting agent services explained. Rental Valuation […]

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First time landlord? Our top money saving tips

Are you a first time landlord renovating your first buy to let property, or are you smartening up an existing let so you can boost the rental yield, chances are you will want to save as much money as possible. The key to being a successful landlord is to keep your costs low while delivering […]

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Rentvesting: The millennial trend that’s taking off

It’s no news to anyone in the current economic climate that getting onto the property ladder can seem near impossible, especially for the younger millennial generation looking to live in the city centre or more expensive and exclusive locations. What is rentvesting? A homeowner buys a property in an area which is cheaper than their […]

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