Category: Landlord Advice

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…

Housing Health and Safety Ratings System

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

Your Local Authority may carry out Housing Health and Safety Ratings System inspections of privately rented properties. That is to ensure that there are no deficiencies in the property or the way that it is maintained, which could adversely affect your tenants or indeed members of the general public. These tests cover a number of Read the full article…

Making a claim for flood damage to your property

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

Buy to let properties are obviously not any safer from risks of flooding than others. If yours does suffer from flooding damage, while you may be able to take some consolation from the fact that your flooded property is not where you yourself live, you still have to deal with the consequences of getting things Read the full article…

Things for a landlord to think about

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

Being a landlord involves a bit more than just finding a tenant and then collecting the rent. There are now legal obligations and responsibilities for both landlords and tenants and you, as a landlord, may need to know about these and more importantly comply with them. Your relationship with your tenants A formal tenancy agreement Read the full article…

Money saving tips for landlords

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

When you think about the problems that anyone involved in running their own business may encounter, you’ll typically find that managing cash flow and sticking to a budget may be fairly high on their list. Almost everyone these days may have had to tighten their belts a little and landlords are no exception. Here are Read the full article…

Who to notify when becoming a landlord

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

In the United Kingdom many businesses are comparatively lightly regulated and you may not need much in the way of formal permission before commencing activities. There may be some exceptions though and depending upon your interpretation, becoming a landlord may be one such. Here is a brief summary of some of the parties you may Read the full article…