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Category: Landlord Advice

Being a responsible landlord: getting business contents insurance

Do you need business contents insurance? Just sit yourself down with your landlord’s hat on and start valuing all the contents in your buy to let property (or properties). You’ll probably be surprised at how much they may be worth. …

Making a claim for flood damage to your property

Buy to let properties are obviously no safer from then risk of flooding than any other. While you might take a modicum of consolation from the fact that you are not actually living there, if you are the landlord of …

How to improve the energy efficiency of your property

Slowly but surely the energy efficiency ratings for any let property have grown steadily more exacting. Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced in the UK in October 2008 and every let property had to have one – rating the property …

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 …