Category: Landlord Advice

Dealing with mould

Posted: 23rd Mar 2017

It is widely understood that living conditions have a considerable impact on individuals’ health. One of the most prevalent causes of unhealthy living conditions is mould and damp. The National Health Service (NHS), for example, is unequivocal in identifying mould as the cause of: respiratory infections and problems; allergies; asthma; and damage to individuals’ immune Read the full article…

What happens if my property suffers a leak?

Posted: 7th Mar 2017

Water leaks may occur at practically any time of the year, although systems tend to be more vulnerable during the winter time, if pipes have been allowed to freeze and rupture. The leak may be obvious and immediately noticeable, or it may be a hidden and insidious leak which is difficult to trace. Whatever the Read the full article…

Agents fees and landlords

Posted: 27th Jan 2017

Amongst tenants, letting agents have traditionally been given something of a bad press. On top of the deposit taken at the beginning of a tenancy and the rent subsequently charged, letting agents have been used to charging tenants for a range of so-called administrative charges – such as their costs involved in taking up references Read the full article…

Guide to weather proofing your property

Posted: 29th Nov 2016

Lettings agents, Net Lettings, advise landlords that a schedule of regular maintenance and repair of let property is the key to avoiding the disruption and expense of tenancy voids – when the building has to be vacated – than allowing it to fall into disrepair and then needing a major restoration project to fix it Read the full article…

Guide to Condensation

Posted: 23rd Nov 2016

As the seasons change to winter, certain common problems faced by many landlords of buy to let property begin to raise their heads once again. One of the most common headaches is condensation – a problem which the Residential Landlords’ Association (RLA), says is probably the single most frequent cause for complaint by tenants to Read the full article…

Is it worth making a small claim?

Posted: 30th Sep 2016

If you are a landlord, you almost certainly want to protect your buy to let investment with the appropriate level of insurance. The economics of running a successful buy to let business are on a fine edge, however, and you need to make sure that you secure the most competitively priced landlord insurance cover. So, Read the full article…

The importance of the PRS

Posted: 9th Sep 2016

What is it? The initials might not be recognised by everyone, but for those in the know, PRS simply means the Private Rental Sector – populated by private sector landlords and the growing number of private tenants they accommodate. Why is it important? The importance of the PRS may be measured in terms of its Read the full article…

How to keep a tenant

Posted: 30th Aug 2016

One of the classic misconceptions is that, almost by the very nature of their relationship, tenants and landlords everywhere are permanently at daggers drawn. Research cited by the website Evict a Tenant on the 26th June 2016 suggests that this is some way off the truth. It found that whilst 50% of landlords are happy Read the full article…

Changes to the Green Tax

Posted: 21st Aug 2016

Buy to let landlords seem to be have been hit left, right and centre in the past year or so. Last year, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer phased in the removal of tax relief on interest paid for buy to let mortgages, the referendum vote on the 23rd of June 2016 has thrown the Read the full article…

Safety in rented properties

Posted: 16th Aug 2016

As a landlord, you have a general legal responsibility for ensuring that your accommodation is safe and free from risks to the health of your tenants – and this applies whether you are letting a self-contained dwelling or just a room in your own house.   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is responsible for Read the full article…