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Hotel Records Order 1972 For Landlords

You have completed your Right to Rent checks, all the adults in the property have passed the checks and moved into the property, however, you receive a fine from The Home Office for £5,000 and up to six months imprisonment. How can this be?   The Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972? This legislation is not […]

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Letting to young professionals: Advertising your property effectively

If you’re thinking of letting to young professionals there are some important aspects to consider. More young people leaving university are going into the professional world than ever before. There’s been a considerable influx in young professional singles or couples looking to let property for the first time. So if you’re looking to attract the […]

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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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Could Paying Rent on Time Improve a Credit Report?

For the most recent generation of renters, the dream of buying a property can seem further away than for previous generations. That’s because as property prices rise, some of us just can’t commit to the investment which a mortgage requires until later in life.  One stipulation in the process of getting a mortgage is a […]

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Can Landlords Enter Property Without Permission

A question I was asked this week by one of my clients is whether or not a landlord can enter property without permission from the tenant?  Specifically, my client was interested in what happens in circumstances where the tenant wanted to change the codes on the home alarm system and the locks on the front […]

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Ending a Tenancy Agreement Early

I took a call this week from a landlord who has a tenant that is potentially looking at ending a tenancy agreement early.  The tenant has only just recently signed into a fixed term tenancy however, is struggling financially and may be separating from her partner who is also a named tenant on the agreement. […]

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Grenfell Tower on Fire

Grenfell Tower – Let’s Make a Difference – Please.

I am sure that you were as upset as I was to see the dreadful loss of life, health and of homes in the fire in Grenfell Tower, London.  The on-going situation for those who survived is heartbreaking. Making a donation to the Grenfell Tower support fund was not enough for me, I needed to […]

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Best Way to Find a Tenant for Rental Property

What’s the best way to find a tenant for your rental property you ask?  Well, since establishing our online agency in 2008 we’ve seen the private rented sector evolve considerably. Self managing landlords in their thousands are embracing the internet as the best way to find a tenant. Cut fees and increase profits! Use our […]

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