White goods – what are the buy-to-let landlord’s responsibilities?

Should you supply white goods, and what are your obligations? As a buy-to-let landlord, should you supply white goods (fridges, washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, etc.)? And, if you do, what are your responsibilities toward them? This article answers both these questions. Should you supply white goods in a buy-to-let property? While white goods are [...]

New Year’s resolutions to enhance buy-to-let maintenance

Tips to improve your buy-to-let business in 2019 Many landlords have the mistaken view that a property will take care of itself, or that their tenants will take care of the property for them. While it may be reasonable to expect tenants to respect and look after their home, it is the landlord’s responsibility to [...]

New Year’s resolutions to boost landlord finances

Tips to improve your buy-to-let business in 2019 The end of a calendar year is one of those natural ‘breaks’ when it pays to assess how the previous year has worked out and how you can improve your lot going forward. For you as a landlord, it provides a period of reflection during which you [...]

By |2019-01-21T14:47:36+00:00January 17th, 2019|Landlord lessons, Property Management|0 Comments

How to ensure buy-to-let success

Three areas of responsibility buy-to-let landlords must be on top of For buy-to-let landlords, success doesn’t only depend on buying the right property in the best location. Of course, this is an essential factor in your success, but it doesn’t stop there. You’ll need to manage your tenants, your property and your finances. Managing your [...]

New Year’s resolutions to cement the landlord/tenant relationship

Tips to improve your buy-to-let business in 2019 As we head toward the end of another year (where on earth has the time gone?), it’s worth taking stock of where your buy-to-let business stands and how to improve it in 2019. One area on which your business depends is the relationship you have with your [...]

It’s time for landlords to prepare for the new Tenant Fees Bill

How can buy-to-let landlords protect their profits with this new law? The Tenant Fees Bill is making its way quietly through Parliament. However, we believe that buy-to-let landlords (and letting agents) should be listening very closely. When implemented, the new law will give tenants more protection and, critically, cap or ban some fees that tenants [...]

How does the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement affect buy-to-let landlords?

Does right to residency mean right to rent? As I write this, the arguments and debates about the Withdrawal Agreement are rumbling on. These could derail the agreement in Parliament. Luckily for buy-to-let landlords, whether the Withdrawal Agreement is passed or not makes no difference to how the buy-to-let sector operates. Or does it? The [...]

By |2018-11-26T14:54:44+00:00December 10th, 2018|Landlord lessons, Property Management|0 Comments

More tips for buy-to-let landlords ahead of harsh winter weather

Six ways to keep tenants safe and warm and save your money in the long-term According to WXCHARTS, the UK is going to be shocked by bitterly cold conditions and an avalanche of snow that will sweep down from the north. The country could be plunged into arctic conditions within days, and then continue for [...]

Is the PRS evolving away from buy-to-let landlords?

Tips for buy-to-let landlords to benefit from new property market dynamics I don’t think that the government’s meddling in the private rented sector over the last couple of years has had quite the effect the government was hoping for. I’m sure they wanted to look like the good guys to tenants and be paid for [...]

Electrical safety for buy-to-let landlords

Electrical safety is not mandatory, but unsafe electrics are a criminal offence We often get asked about a landlord’s obligations for electrical safety in their buy-to-let properties. Unlike gas safety regulations, the law doesn’t make it mandatory to have electrical appliances checked each year. However, it does make failing to make sure electrical equipment and [...]