How do you avoid a tenant refusing to pay rent and then trashing your property?

Tips to prevent an expensive nightmare experience Despite more buy-to-let landlords entering the market, stories of nightmare tenants are still a big disincentive. If you have a tenant who trashes your property, it can be expensive and disheartening. Some great landlords have quit the market because they had poor tenants. In this article, you’ll read [...]

Landlord furniture pros and cons

Is letting a house with a landlord furniture package a good move? One of the questions we are most often asked is whether it is a good idea to supply landlord furniture. In many cases, the answer would be yes. This is especially the case if you wish to take advantage of the largest growing [...]

6 Types of insurance buy-to-let landlords must consider

What insurance do you need to protect your income and profits? Landlord insurance is a key strategy to help minimise risks and maximise profits as a buy-to-let landlord. However, like other insurances, landlord insurance is not ‘one size fits all’. To ensure that you select the correct insurance cover for your needs, you should understand [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

177,000 reasons buy-to-let landlords cannot ignore fire safety regulations

Smoke alarms and furniture – what landlords need to know On 24th August this year, landlord Philip Brotherton was fined £177,000 for breaching the fire safety regulations and putting his tenants’ lives at risk. The landlord’s property, an HMO in Reading, was inspected by the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service and found to fail [...]

What should you do if your tenant leaves and owes on utility bills?

5 steps to protect you and your next tenants from a previous tenant’s debts What do you do if your tenant leaves your property and you discover that they haven’t paid their utility bills or council tax? This does sometimes happen, and when it does it is usually because of the delay between the tenant [...]

Gas Safety Week 2018

This week sees the eighth annual Gas Safety Week take place. The aim is simple; to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances which can cause a magnitude of issues including gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning to name a few. Here at Ezytrac Property Management, we want both our [...]

Pros and cons of DIY property management

What you should consider before deciding whether to hire a property manager One of the most important decisions you’ll make as a first-time landlord is whether to manage your property yourself or to hire an investment property management company. For many landlords with one property, the main thing they consider is the cost of professional [...]

My buy to-let won’t let – what am I doing wrong?

Solutions to the 6 common reasons why your property remains untenanted One of the most common reasons for landlords turning to Ezytrac is that they can’t get their property rented. If this sounds like a problem you currently have, you must do something about it quickly. In this article, you’ll learn the most common reasons [...]