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Top Tips For Keeping Tenants Happy 11 October 2018

Every landlord wants a tenant in their property who pays their rent on time, pays their bills on time, looks after the property and doesn"t cause any problems! So keeping tenants happy as well is extremely important. 1) Clarifying the rules and regulations of the tenancy before the tenant moves in is important to ensure that the whole tenancy runs as smoothly as possible.... Read More

New property listings up 18% in September 04 October 2018

The latest figures released by Housesimple have shown that the early autumn rush to get new properties on the market was up almost a fifth compared to the previous month. Housesimple found that new supply saw an increase of 18.1% during September across major UK towns and cities.... Read More

The Importance of Inventories 27 September 2018

When renting out a property it is extremely important hat you are in possession of an inventory and schedule of condition. This is a detailed report of the good condition of the property and all the furniture. The condition of the property at the start of the tenancy should be compared to the condition of the property at the end of the tenancy.... Read More

Gas Safety Week 20 September 2018

Landlords are being reminded this week that they are responsible for the safety of their tenants, as part of Gas Safety Week that takes place annually from 17 - 23 September. The event aims to raise awareness of gas safety and reminds us to have our gas appliances checked annually by a qualified gas safety registered engineer.... Read More

Are you aware of the new HMO Regulations? 13 September 2018

New HMO regulations will take effect from 1st October 2018. The new legislation is likely to effect existing lets that are licensed as HMOs. It will also introduce a new minimum room sizing, as well as meaning some properties that didn"t require an HMO license, will now require one.... Read More

Majority of tenants prefer a short term tenancy 06 September 2018

According to a recent study by online letting agent, MakeUrMove, and contrary to Government proposals, only 7.2 percent of UK tenants stated that they prefer a longer tenancy as opposed to a shorter one. Studies found that 30% of tenants want tenancies to last 12 months and a further 20% want tenancies to last for no longer than two years.... Read More