Make Your Rental Property Attractive to All Generations

How to Attract Quality Tenants When you invest in property, one rule to follow is to invest in an every person property – a property that draws the widest range of potential tenants possible. The more people who want to rent your property, the more chance it has of being rented quickly. Greater competition from [...]

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 [...]

Property Landlords Must Beware of Local Authority Powers

Buy-To-Let Landlords Are Suffering under Hefty Fines A short while ago, we published an article that discussed how property landlords could avoid a £5,000 fine from their local authority. In that article, we concluded that the new and extended powers handed down to local authorities would lead to local authorities using them. Cash-strapped authorities could [...]

By |2019-10-29T08:48:01+00:00November 27th, 2019|Landlord lessons, Property Management|0 Comments

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 [...]

How to Use Section 13 to Make a Rent Increase

Raising Rents When Your Tenant Disputes the Increase If you are a buy-to-let landlord who is looking to make a rent increase on your property, you may wish to read our article, ‘How to Raise Rents without Resistance from Your Tenants’. But what if you cannot agree on a new rental amount with your tenant? [...]

Should Private Landlords Let to Tenants on Universal Credit?

Is the Risk of Letting to Tenants on Benefits Really so Big? A question we are often asked by our private landlord clients is whether they should let to tenants on Universal Credit. Our advice is that you probably shouldn’t. Is our advice right? What do the arrears statistics really tell us? Rental Arrears Have [...]

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 [...]

Evicting a Tenant Could Give You a Criminal Record

Abide by Eviction Rules or Go to Jail without Passing Go Are you thinking about evicting a tenant? In the UK there are strict proceedings for starting the eviction process. Not following the rules as a landlord can land you in big trouble, with huge legal costs and even a criminal record. In this article, [...]

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 [...]

Don’t Become This Week’s Landlord News by Harassing Your Tenant

Did You Know Landlords Can Be Sent to Prison for Harassment? A landlord has made landlord news in Liverpool for harassing one of her tenants. She’s been jailed because of her offence. This article will help you avoid the same fate and becoming the hot topic in landlord news. Violet Musoke, 61 and from Liverpool, [...]

By |2019-09-10T07:01:40+01:00October 25th, 2019|Landlord lessons, News, Property Management|0 Comments