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Category: Landlord Advice

Winter-proof your garden

With winter on its way, you have probably taken steps to maintain your home and protect it against the worst the weather can do. You might be thinking that the garden can take care of itself. Whether you are a …

Keeping your let property secure

October is National Home Security Month. When the clocks go back on the 27th we can expect the usual spike in burglaries that customarily accompany the darker evenings. This swells the already high number of break-ins and attempted break-ins that …

Boiler breakdowns – what to do

The central heating boiler is the beating heart of any home. And as winter approaches – and if you haven’t already – now is a good time to make sure yours is maintained and ready for the cold weather. Certainly, …

Make your property eco-friendly

Below are a number of tips as to how you can help make your property eco-friendlier.  They apply to any property, whether it is let, owner-occupied or anything in between. These are very practical minor tips that you can do …

Quick guide to Stamp Duty

Stamp duty (more correctly, the Stamp Duty Land Tax or SDLT) is essentially a tax on property purchases. Like it or not, it will apply in most situations where you are purchasing property – with this one caveat – while …

Energy theft, property prices, and a plan for landlords to pay their tenants’ council tax …

Property and all things related to it are rarely out of the news. Here are just a few of the current news stories you may be interested in … Energy theft – pulling the plug According to a report by …

How to attract bees to your garden

Most of us know that these lovely insects are absolutely essential to the maintenance of our environment. Bees are important In fact, some experts estimate that roughly one mouthful in every three consumed by human beings consists of food that …

The tenant fee ban explained

Landlords face yet another increase in their normal operating costs come the 1st of June, when the Tenant Fees Act 2019 comes into force. After that date, it becomes illegal for landlords or their letting agents to charge fees to …

Money saving tips for landlords

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 …

How to give your let property kerb appeal

Do you remember the first time you saw the buy to let property in which you decided to invest? As you pulled up outside, there was probably something about it that made you think “this is the one”. It’s what …