Rules for the buy-to-let landlord to evict nightmare tenants – part 3

How to accelerate a Section 21 possession In this final part of three, I’m going to look at how you can speed up the process of eviction by a Section 21 Notice. You might already have been waiting for a couple of months for your nightmare tenants to leave, and still they simply won’t budge. [...]

To break or not to break, that is the buy-to-let landlord’s conundrum

Should you include a break clause in the tenancy agreement When I discussed the 10 essential tenancy agreement terms and conditions recently, one of the optional conditions I mentioned was tenancy break clauses. Here I look at these and what they mean in practice. What is a break clause? A break clause is simply a [...]

Rules for the buy-to-let landlord to evict nightmare tenants – part 2

The powerful tools called Section 8 and Section 21 Last time I looked at the legal basis of asking a tenant to leave your property. Provided you have followed all the rules heaped upon you as a buy-to-let landlord, any reasonable tenant will leave peacefully and when due. But, of course, we’re not talking about [...]

Rules for the buy-to-let landlord to evict nightmare tenants – part 1

Nightmare tenants – we all get them. It’s what you do with them that counts For the buy-to-let landlord, the good news is that nightmare tenants are few and far between (especially if you vet the tenant properly). Now the bad news – if you’ve never had a tenant from hell, then be warned that [...]

Everything a landlord wants to know about tenancy deposit protection but is afraid to ask

Stay one step ahead lawfully As a landlord, you’re required by law to put a tenant’s deposit into a tenancy deposit protection scheme. There are some schemes available, covering both custodial and insured schemes. If you don’t offer tenancy deposit protection, you’ll be breaking the law and could be ordered to repay up to three times [...]

10 essential tenancy agreement terms and conditions

In my last article, I discussed my top tips on tenancy agreements to help avoid problems and unlock the advantages of property management. This article expands on those tips, and will help to ensure that your tenancy terms and conditions include all the essential details to make it watertight. I’ll start with the simple items [...]

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Stress free let-to-rent if you’re thinking about renting out your home

Making the let-to-rent process easy If you’re thinking about renting out your home, perhaps as one of the legs of a let-to-rent strategy, you’ll be looking forward to reaping the advantages and benefits – extra cash flow, tax deductibles, easy relocation, and lower costs of moving among them. What stops many people from letting out [...]

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Six tenancy agreement tips to benefit your property management

When you accept a tenant, you’ll need to write a tenancy agreement. In its simplest form, this is a document that sets out the terms and conditions of the tenancy, explaining, among other things, your responsibilities toward the tenant and the property and the reciprocal responsibilities of the tenant. Get the tenancy agreement wrong at [...]

By | 2018-06-22T03:02:24+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Assured Shorthold Tenancy's (AST), Landlord lessons, Property Management, Rental Management, Tenant Management|Comments Off on Six tenancy agreement tips to benefit your property management

Landlord Stories: Tenant from hell.

An applicant applied for the property and passed the referencing process without any problems, including the credit check, employer reference, affordability checks etc. The landlord declined Rent & Legal Insurance. At the third month’s rent due date, no payment was received and there was no response from the tenant. Ezytrac commenced the arrears procedure and, [...]

Landlord Stories: Why an ARLA can save you the deposit and hassle.

Changeover property We took over a property from another agent, but the landlord agreed for the old agent to find a tenant and we would take over management from the move-in onwards. Prior to the move in, the landlord organised for works totalling £1,700 to be done to the property, using a contractor recommended by [...]

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