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 [...]

What Are a Tenant’s Maintenance Responsibilities?

What Should a Buy-To-Let Landlord Expect of Their Tenants? As a buy-to-let landlord, you have many responsibilities. For example, you are required to maintain the property in a fit and habitable condition for your tenants. You must provide water, heating and energy, and necessary repairs must be completed in a timely fashion. However, there are [...]

7 Ways to Avoid Tenant Damage to Your Rental Property

Less Tenant Damage Means Lower Costs and Higher Buy-To-Let Profits Tenant damage is any damage that you would consider over and above normal wear and tear. It includes any damage caused by a tenant’s children, guests or pets. When this occurs, a landlord’s rights include keeping an amount to cover the damage from the tenancy [...]

What If the Tenancy Deposit Doesn’t Cover Damage Caused?

Steps to Take If a Nightmare Tenant Leaves Owing You Money A tenancy deposit is an amount of money held to cover unpaid rent, property damage, cleaning or unpaid bills when the tenant leaves your property. By law, it must be held in a tenancy deposit scheme. There are rules that dictate how you can [...]

Do Landlord Rights Let You Ban Vaping in Your Buy-to-Let Property?

If You Can Ban Tenants from Vaping, Should You? There has been a lot of noise in the press about the potential health hazards associated with vaping. Many deaths in the United States have been attributed to vaping. Health experts, there are recommending that more research be done into vaping, and known vaping lung injuries [...]

The Best Christmas Gifts for Tenants – A Landlord’s Guide

Seven Christmas Gift Ideas That Will Be Appreciated Christmas is a great time of year for showing your appreciation. As a landlord, you may wish to give a gift to your tenants. Easier said than done. Coming up with Christmas gift ideas is hard enough for friends and family. Deciding on Christmas gifts for tenants [...]

How to Rent to Long-Term Tenants

5 Tips to Build a Profitable Landlord/Tenant Relationship Long-term tenants are a godsend. They tend to look after your property better, and you suffer fewer void periods. This means your costs are lower and your profits higher. You won’t have to work hard to replace tenants, and you have an easier life as a landlord. [...]

10 Tips to Help Your Tenants at Christmas

How to Keep Your Property Safe and Tenants Happy During the Festive Season Christmas is coming. A time of good cheer and good food. A time for families, parties and presents. A time when people leave their homes, and when bad weather can burst pipes. A time to make certain that your tenant knows you [...]

7 Tenant Scams That Buy-To-Let Landlords Must Avoid

Tips to Ensure You Don’t Get Conned I recently read about a fake landlord scam in Edinburgh, in which prospective tenants are conned out of money by the fake landlord asking for a deposit before showing the property for rent – which, of course, is not for rent, and does not belong to the fake [...]

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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, [...]