Should You Offer Incentives for Good Tenants?

Innovative Ideas to Secure Tenancies for Your Buy-To-Let Property If you are finding it difficult to get new tenants or want an innovative way to retain your existing tenants, you might consider offering incentives for good tenants. There are many types of incentives that you can offer. These include: Upgrades on appliances Flexible lease terms [...]

Is Raising the Rent of a Good Tenant a Bad Idea?

Tips to Think Logically and Make the Right Rent Review Decision A decision that causes many buy-to-let landlords to have sleepless nights is whether they should raise the rent of a good tenant. After all, good tenants can be hard to find. Exceptional tenants are like gold dust. When you are blessed with a tenant [...]

Why UK Politicians are in the dark on the Future Of Renting in the UK

Video Transcription: Hi guys. So why I think the housing industry and market have changed dramatically, but politicians are still being dinosaurs back in the dark ages. They haven't really accommodated for this. And what do I mean by this is, if we think about it, everything is moving towards a shared economy, okay? You've [...]

How to Expel Smoke Smell from Your Rental Property

Make Your Walls, Carpets and Furniture Odour Free Smoke smell in a rental property might be caused by a small house fire, the smoke from an open fire, or – most commonly – by cigarette smoking. Even vaping can leave a nasty odour behind. Your landlord rights allow you to ban smoking or vaping in [...]

Post UK Election – Two Impacts of Renting Property

Video Transcription: Hi, guys. So, Tory majority and its effect on lettings, and actually landlords and how we're going to be letting our properties and that sort of thing and what really is in the manifesto. The interesting thing with the manifesto, there wasn't a lot on housing. Really the focus was on Brexit and [...]

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6 Reasons You Should Rule out Renting to Friends

Don’t Ruin Personal Relationships When You’re a Landlord Many rookie landlords think renting to friends is an easy solution to tracking down top-class tenants for consistent rental income. You don’t have to pay for vetting – because you know them. You don’t have the expense of advertising your property. You can trust them to pay [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

High Employment Boosts Rental Values

A Perfect Storm to Raise Rents Figures from ARLA Propertymark and research from Howsy show that landlords are benefitting from higher rental values, thanks to the UK’s booming jobs market. More tenants than ever before are facing rising rental values, with buy-to-let landlords helped not only by higher employment but also by increasing demand and [...]