Category: Landlord Advice

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…

Landlords and asbestos – your duties

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

You might think that after thousands of years of experience of passing laws, that the appropriate authorities would have been able to frame the legal requirements for landlords with respect to asbestos in a clear and unambiguous fashion. Unfortunately, the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2006 has managed to create considerable confusion on this subject Read the full article…

Let property insurance and your tenants

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

Sometimes, the relationship between landlords insurance and tenants is not clearly understood. If you are wondering how a cheap buy to let property insurance quote protects you against tenant-related issues, the following points might help: a policy should typically cover you against third party liability. That would, broadly speaking, include a number of circumstances where Read the full article…

Squatters and the law

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

Few things are likely to generate an increase in the blood pressure of many landlords than the subject of squatters. Unfortunately, no brief article of this nature can cover a multitude of different situations that might be defined as squatting or indeed the various complicated legal implications arising from them. What follows is a brief Read the full article…

The magnificent 7! Top money saving tips for landlords

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

Here are some top tips that just might help you save money in your landlord’s business operations: allocate some serious time to looking for allowances. It perhaps has to be admitted that these are not as commonplace as they once were, however, there may still be opportunities from local government in areas such as energy Read the full article…

What to do about squatters?

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

Dealing with squatters can be stressful, traumatic and expensive. Here are a few tips that you may find useful: firstly, be sure that you understand that the squatters concerned are really squatters. For example, note that tenants who are behind with the rent or with whom you are currently engaged in eviction proceedings are not, Read the full article…

How to save money within your property

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

The hard pressed landlord is always looking for ways to save money. Here are a few ideas that you may find helpful: physical issues relating to dampness, mould, excess moisture, pollutants, lead piping or potential for carbon monoxide generation; adequacy of the water supply, sanitation arrangements, drainage and refuse arrangements; psychological discomfort including noise levels, Read the full article…