Category: Landlord Advice

How to sell off your property portfolio

Posted: 16th Nov 2015

As anyone owning buy to let property is probably already painfully aware, this summer’s decision by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to curb tax relief on landlords’ mortgage interest payments seems set to hit the industry hard. Indeed, according to a report by City A.M. on the 25th of September 2015, a fifth of the Read the full article…

Do you know your responsibilities as a landlord?

Posted: 15th Nov 2015

Landlords have responsibilities and obligations. These hold whether you are a professional, full-time investor in buy to let property or you are an “accidental” landlord who has come into the business almost by chance and without any great conscious business goal. So, what are your responsibilities as a landlord? Duty of care The duty of Read the full article…

New Legislation for landlords

Posted: 7th Aug 2015

Another year, another raft of legislation it seems – and landlords have not escaped the brunt of it. If you are one of them, it might be helpful to review some of the latest additions to landlord legislation. Tenants’ deposit protection scheme with effect from the 23rd of June 2015, all landlords of so-called assured Read the full article…

The accidental landlord

Posted: 6th Jul 2015

There are things we make a conscious effort to engage in, and then there are others we just seem to fall into doing almost by sheer chance. In the private rented sector of the housing market, it is this difference which might separate the professional landlord from the so-called accidental landlord.   So, putting aside Read the full article…

Pests in your property – whose responsibility is it?

Posted: 27th Jun 2015

Nobody wants them, of course, but if you have pests in the property you let or the accommodation you are renting, who is responsible for that infestation and who needs to do something about it? In fact, in the case of buy to let property, the respective responsibilities of landlord and tenant are anything but Read the full article…

How to avoid bad tenants

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

One of the most important facts of life for any landlord to grasp is that once you have agreed to let tenants move into your property, you effectively lose certain rights of ownership until such time as the agreement comes to an end and they move out. A painful lesson In some situations that can Read the full article…

6 top tips: making your property fit the tenant’s mould

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

It’s typically the case that certain tenant market segments may find certain types of property more appealing than others. Yes, location is always going to be perhaps the major factor but even so, a number of other factors might prove to be crucial in you obtaining the type of tenants you wish rather than those Read the full article…

Liability and landlords

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

Landlords liability insurance is designed to protect you against the financial ramifications of someone making a successful claim against you for damages caused to them while in or on your property. What happens if… For example, if someone slips on a stair carpet that is not fitted correctly, and they injure themselves, potentially, they could Read the full article…

What does a tenant look for in a rental property?

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

The question of what tenants are looking for is one that has occupied many landlords for extended periods of time! In fact, some studies have indicated certain key factors in this area that make interesting reading, including a relatively recent one from ourselves at Cover4LetProperty*. Reading through the survey and others that are similar, tends Read the full article…

8 Money Saving Tips for Landlords

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

Are you looking to try and reduce some of your cost overheads? If so, you might find some of the ideas below useful: although times are tight in terms of grants from national and local government, nevertheless, there might remain a few options available in areas such as energy saving and refurbishments. Do some research Read the full article…