Landlord Advice

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Landlord Advice 3 min read

First time landlord? Our top money saving tips

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 […]

Shannon Hall

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Landlord Advice 2 min read

How to Let – A Private Landlord Guide (Updated 2019)

Reading Time: 2 minutes On 26th June 2018, the government published a series of new and updated online guides for private landlords and tenants. The new publications included a How to Let guide and […]

Jonathan Daines

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Landlord Advice 6 min read

Universal Credit & Impact On Rent Arrears

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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 […]

Matthew Daines

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Landlord Advice 5 min read

Questions to Ask Tenants Before Renting – What Questions Should I Ask Tenants?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Committing to a six-month tenancy or longer with a perfect stranger can be a daunting prospect, even for experienced landlords. To help you along, we’ve devised 8 killer questions to ask […]

Jonathan Daines

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Landlord Advice 4 min read

Short Term Rentals – 5 Common Pitfalls

Reading Time: 4 minutes Short term rentals are certainly in demand with stays ranging from a few weeks to six months, with London having restrictions on the number of nights offered. The higher rental […]

Jonathan Daines

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Landlord Advice 7 min read

How to Rent Guide – 2022 Landlord Download (Updated 21st July 2021)

Reading Time: 7 minutes Serving the tenant with a copy of the latest How to Rent Guide 2022 (last updated 21st July 2021), a booklet issued by the government detailing a checklist for tenants […]

Jonathan Daines

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Landlord Advice 5 min read

Guaranteed Rent VS. Rent Guarantee Insurance

Reading Time: 5 minutes Guaranteed Rent, Rent Guarantee Schemes or Rent Guarantee Insurance could have a big impact on the best way to rent out your property. Unfortunately, unless you’ve got a pretty good understanding of […]

Jonathan Daines

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Landlord Advice 5 min read

Illegal eviction or harassment could lead to Rent Repayment Orders

Reading Time: 5 minutes Following my first article on the new legislation introduced in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 which began on 6th April this is another danger for landlords from tenants going […]

Mary Latham

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Landlord Advice 3 min read

When is the Best Time of Year to Let a Property?

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Void periods” – not a phrase that we (or our landlords) are terribly keen on. So, let’s take a look at when is the best time of year to let […]

Jonathan Daines

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Landlord Advice 3 min read

How to Attract Tenants – Top 5 Tips for Landlords

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’re a private landlord, you may be wondering how to attract tenants for your property.  We know when is the best time of year to let a property however, there are […]

Jonathan Daines

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Landlord Advice 2 min read

Is your tenant subletting your rental property without your knowledge?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Becoming a landlord has its rewards, but it can also have major pitfalls, such as tenant subletting, that can cost you thousands and potentially destroy your property. Although the majority […]

Jonathan Daines

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Landlord Advice 2 min read

Common mistakes made by landlords

Reading Time: 2 minutes A survey has revealed that many private landlords aren’t doing enough to protect their property investment. Research by insurance giant AXA shows that landlords are leaving themselves vulnerable to renting […]

Jonathan Daines

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Landlord Advice 2 min read

Top tips for furnishing a buy-to-let

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the expense of purchasing your first buy-to-let property you will most likely be making a decision as to whether or not you’re going to be letting the property furnished or unfurnished. […]

Jonathan Daines

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Landlord Advice 3 min read

Does a Happy Tenant Make for a Happy Landlord?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 […]

Matthew Daines

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Landlord Advice 6 min read

Landlord electrical safety – when did you last check your wires?

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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 […]

Matthew Daines

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Landlord Advice 3 min read

Rental Property Flood Risks – Is Your Home Safe?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Rental property flood risks are a serious issue for landlords and tenants across the country. Flooding in the UK has got significantly worse over the years – more and more […]

Jonathan Daines

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Landlord Advice 4 min read

How to Attract Long Term Tenants

Reading Time: 4 minutes In all the thousands of landlords I have met I have not found one that would not prefer long term tenants so long as they are good tenants who pay […]

Mary Latham

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Landlord Advice 4 min read

How to Prepare Your Boiler for Winter

Reading Time: 4 minutes Following our popular article on how to prevent your pipes from freezing, we thought you might like an advanced heads up on how to prepare your boiler for the winter. […]

Matthew Daines

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Landlord Advice 2 min read

How to let your home whilst abroad

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to the Office of National Statistics, over 300,000 of us Brits choose another life abroad every year. The big question is, “what do we do with our house when […]

Jonathan Daines

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Landlord Advice 2 min read

Frozen Pipes – How to Protect Pipes From Freezing

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the winter months, I’d advise that if you have an empty property, or a tenant in occupation, there are a few simple measures to protect against frozen pipes and […]

Jonathan Daines

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Landlord Advice 3 min read

Accidental Landlord? Top 10 Tips For First Timers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Every year, thousands of homeowners are forced into becoming an ‘accidental landlord‘ for reasons such as they are unable to sell a property or have moved in with a partner […]

Matthew Daines

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