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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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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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Energy Performance Certificates 10 years on.

In August 2007 Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced as part of the now defunct Home Information Packs under Part 5 of the Housing Act 2004. Initially introduced for larger domestic properties with 4 or more bedrooms which were marketed for sale, the requirement was gradually extended to smaller properties and eventually included rental properties […]

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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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Banning Order on Rogue Landlords & Agents

On 6 April 2018, the Government introduced banning orders on rogue landlords and letting agents, barring those who commit certain housing offences from working in the lettings industry whilst placing their details on a database of rogue landlords. The Housing and Planning Act 2016  (Banning Order Offences) Regulations 2018 result in landlords and agents who […]

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How to Conduct a Rental Valuation

Getting hold of the keys to your first rental property is hard enough, especially when you consider the effort required to raise the finance and then complete any renovations or necessary improvements. But then comes the next tricky bit, which some new landlords renting out a property might take for granted – finding a tenant […]

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GDPR for landlords. Your Questions Answered

If you are letting a property in the UK, GDPR for landlords certainly affects you in a few key ways. But before we address these major changes, let’s take a quick look at how we got to this point. A brief history of UK data protection In essence, data protection regulation has been enforced in […]

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Landlord Registration, HMO & Selective Licensing

Compliance with landlord registration, HMO & Selective Licensing legislation is vital if you intend to rent out private properties in the UK.  Not least as it protects your lettings business and avoids hefty fines and possibly sanctions. Skip to: Mandatory Licensing of HMOs in England Selective Licensing in England Landlord Registration in Scotland Landlord Registration […]

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