Tips for buy-to-let investors whose tenants owe more than their tenancy deposit

How to ensure your buy-to-let profits aren’t dented Buy-to-let investment profits can be destroyed by tenants who walk away from a property owing more than their tenancy deposit. Especially if they have caused property damage that means a big maintenance and repair bill before the property can be re-let. Unfortunately, even the strictest tenant vetting [...]

Can you avoid screw-ups that destroy tenancy deposit claims?

Learn from the schoolboy errors that experience avoids Your tenant has moved out, and you discover they’ve left your buy-to-let property in a mess. There are bathroom tiles that need replacing. They haven’t shampooed the carpet as it states to do so in the tenancy agreement. Curtain poles are hanging off the wall. And you [...]

Relets – How to maintain tenant relationships and avoid conflict

Relets – Investment property management to manage tenants Recently we completed a series that serves as a buy-to-let landlord’s guide to getting the best tenant. But once you’ve got a great tenant, how do you keep them on board? How do you relet that property with the minimal amount of hassle? How do you maintain [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

By | 2018-06-22T03:01:44+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Assured Shorthold Tenancy's (AST), Deposit Protection, Landlord lessons, Maintenence, Property Management, Tenant Management|Comments Off on Stress free let-to-rent if you’re thinking about renting out your home

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 [...]

By | 2015-06-06T16:19:12+00:00 June 6th, 2015|Assured Shorthold Tenancy's (AST), Deposit Protection, Landlord Insurance, Property Management, Rental Management, Tenant Management|Comments Off on Landlord Stories: Why an ARLA can save you the deposit and hassle.

Stories: Communication on Checkout

Hello, A big part of our role is surrounding checkouts, involved in this is liaising with tenants, landlords and an independent checkout clerk who are my eyes and ears and support us by reporting conditions of the property when the tenant vacates. In this stories a checkout was conducted, there was cleaning issues and fair [...]

By | 2015-03-23T07:48:57+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Deposit Protection, Landlord lessons, Maintenence, Property Management, Tenant Management|Comments Off on Stories: Communication on Checkout