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Category: Landlord Advice

2021 legislation changes for landlords

We are two months into the year, so what will the rest of 2021 bring for landlords? Here we look at some of the upcoming legislation changes. (Please note that this legislation is correct at the time of writing). Evictions …

Managing your let property during lockdown

Communication, communication, communication – that’s the secret to successfully managing your let property and keeping your tenants happy during lockdown. Keeping in touch through constant face to face contact during these challenging times is not such a good idea, of …

Tips for being a landlord

If you are thinking of joining the ranks of the UK’s more than 2.6 million private sector landlords, there is probably quite a lot you will have to learn. The following tips are designed to help you get started and …

Getting your house in order (financially) for the New Year

You want to make sure you have the most suitable products for protecting, maintaining and running your home – without paying more than you need to. So, here are four tips on putting your house in order in time for …

Squatters and the law

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 …

Getting your property winter-ready

As Storm Alex ravages Europe, it is a timely reminder that whether it’s the home you live in or a property you let to tenants, it is never too early to batten down the hatches in preparation for the worst …

Home lifestyle tips to encourage wellbeing

The English language seems to be lacking somewhat when it comes to words to describe that inner contentment, stability, and peace of mind we typically refer to as “wellbeing”. Maybe it’s for that reason, therefore, that from time to time …

Landlords who say no to benefits claimants: are you breaking the law?

If you are a landlord, you are almost certainly aware that some private rental tenancies specifically exclude benefits claimants or so-called ‘DSS claimants’ (despite the fact the Department of Social Security no longer exists). A landmark court case – in …

What you need to know about the changes to stamp duty

Widespread approval from homeowners and buy to let landlords greeted the introduction of a stamp duty “holiday” when it was announced in the mini-budget or summer statement by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on the 8th of July. So, …

Money saving tips for landlords

For anyone striving to run their own business, managing the cashflow and sticking to a carefully formulated budget are likely to be high-priority objectives. Almost everyone these days may need to tighten their belts a little and landlords are no …