About Michael Scrase-Hollamby

Michael has over 26 years of property industry experience having worked my way “up from the bottom of the ladder” and gained first hand experience in administration, negotiation, valuing, marketing, management, business ownership, sales, Lettings, property management, property auction, single office management, multi-office area management and most recently managing an investment property management company offering national coverage from a unique management hub based in my home City of Lincoln. Outside of work he spends his time with his wife and 3 young children and enjoys music having been a drummer in bands since a young age and enjoyed success in recording and session work as well as gigging and touring across Europe in the day!

7 Ways to Increase Your Rental Income

From Painting to Building an Extension, What Is Your Best Option? According to a study by major insurers, the average tenancy in the UK lasts around 18 months. Many of the tenancies of our landlord clients last much longer. Tenants are looking to find a home. Landlords want to maximise their rental income. The two [...]

Should You Check Your Tenant’s Carbon Monoxide Alarms?

Simplifying the Complexity of Landlord Legislations and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Landlord regulations in the UK can be extremely complicated. You may remember an article we published detailing the 178 reasons the law causes buy-to-let landlords such stress. Landlord laws can be overwhelming, as you struggle to stay up to date with the constant stream of [...]

Time for Buy-to-Let Landlords to Get a Gas Boiler Service

Avoid Cold and Irate Tenants This Winter Summer is winding down, and winter is fast approaching. Experts are predicting one of the coldest winters for decades. For buy-to-let landlords in the UK, this means it’s time to make sure the gas boiler in your buy-to-let property is still in top shape. You don’t want your [...]

Length of Void Periods Are Collapsing

Rents Are Rocketing, Too Don’t let Labour’s plot to steal wealth from buy-to-let landlords cloud the real landlord news. The length of the average void period in the UK has collapsed to only 11 days, and rental prices are rocketing. Goodlord Finds Void Periods Have Collapsed Goodlord – the property technology company whose products include [...]

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Letting a Property for the First Time

Rookie Errors That Could Erode Your Buy-to-let Profits When done properly, letting a property can provide a great source of income. However, there are many pitfalls that new landlords fall into. These can cost a lot of money, and eat into buy-to-let profits. Here are the five most common mistakes landlords should avoid when letting [...]

Should You Use a Residential Property Management Company?

When Should You Consider Hiring a Residential Property Manager? Owning an investment property is one of the safest and most lucrative long-term investments you can make. For many, property investment is the new retirement vehicle. However, it can also be extremely stressful and time-consuming. Not everyone who invests in property wants to deal with the [...]

What Are the Tenant Responsibilities When They Want to Decorate?

It’s Your Tenant’s Home, but Your Property In this article, we’ll look at an issue that most landlords face at least once: should you allow your tenants to decorate your property? The answer may come down to the tenant responsibilities you have written into the tenancy agreement. Why You Should Allow Tenants to Redecorate Your [...]

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Can You Stop a Tenant Trashing Your Property?

7 Tips to Stop Landlord Losses Caused by a Nightmare Tenant I recently read about a private landlord in Staffordshire whose tenant caused £20,000 of damage. It took landlord Jean Fox five months to evict the tenant after she finally started proceedings. As if this cost wasn’t enough, there were also months of rent the [...]

The Negotiator Awards 2019 Shortlist is announced!

Yes! We have been shortlisted for the Negotiator Awards 2019- Employer of the year!!! The Negotiator Awards is the largest and most prestigious awards for the UK residential property industry. It has been established for 13 years and each year, estate and letting agents from across the UK battle for these highly prized and meaningful [...]

By |2019-09-16T10:02:51+01:00September 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

How to be professional with your property inventory

Four steps to protect your property and your pocket The property inventory is one of a landlord’s most important documents. A professional property inventory will help protect you against damage to or loss of your property, and also prevent disputes over the tenancy deposit at the end of the tenancy. In my last article, I [...]