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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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GDPR, MEES & Tenant Fee Ban Update 2018

This week I was fortunate enough to have a front row seat at the Legal Update 2018 seminar which covered GDPR, MEES and the Tenant Fee ban. It would be an impossible task for me to reproduce the 6 hours of valuable letting update information delivered by Training for Professionals into a single article.  Therefore, I’ll […]

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Universal Credit & Impact On Rent Arrears

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 arrears. Currently, 25% of tenants in the private sector receive housing or other benefits.  However, the current system is being changed to bring various benefits […]

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9% of Private Tenants in Rent Arrears

According to survey findings around 9% of tenants in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) are in rent arrears or have experienced rent arrears in the last 12 months.  Compared to social tenants, of whom 25% are in rent arrears/ have been in last 12 months.   The English Housing Survey (EHS) is a national survey […]

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Rent Collection Service – Best Way To Collect Rent

When letting a property, one of the most common concerns you’ll have is whether the tenant is going to stop paying rent during the tenancy and in this article, we’ll look at a rent collection service and the best way for landlords to collect rent from tenants. Setting up a rent collection service From our own experience […]

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Guaranteed Rent VS. Rent Guarantee Insurance

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 the world of buy-to-let, it can be somewhat of a challenge to navigate the jargon to determine what’s best for you when becoming a landlord. […]

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Renting out a house is easy. Keeping good tenants is the trick!

Renting out a house to good tenants who pay their rent on time, never cause a ‘fuss’ and don’t end up damaging the property makes the world of buy-to-let a happy place for landlords. However, before we jump into how to best retain your tenants, lets take a quick look at how you’d go about renting […]

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