Call our friendly team

01702 606 301

Category: Landlord Advice

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 …

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 …

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 …

Property fraud – don’t get caught out

It’s hard to think of a single aspect of life which criminals won’t try to turn into an opportunity – and property is certainly no exception. In what follows, we’ll examine two of the most common types of fraud and …

Landlords need to be aware of changes to HMO legislation

Do you own a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)? Essentially, this is a let property accommodating three or more tenants who comprise more than one separate household and share such basic facilities as a bathroom and toilet or kitchen. If …

Five-year electrical checks to be compulsory for PRS landlords

The government has recently announced a range of new safety measures that are aimed at increasing the security of tenants in all sectors but notably that of the Private Rented Sector or “PRS”. Background For some years, various professional associations …