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 [...]

How landlords can avoid a £5,000 fine from their local authority

More council powers mean more chance of expensive action against you It doesn’t take a lot to be in breach of health and safety regulations for buy-to-let properties, and if you are, you could end up with a hefty fine. If a tenant complains to their local authority about the condition of your home, it [...]

By |2019-06-24T04:31:26+01:00July 1st, 2019|Property Management|0 Comments

UK buy-to-let news roundup June 2019

The news that all UK landlords need to know At Ezytrac, our business is to ensure that our landlords and their tenants get the best service possible. So, it won’t surprise you that we are avid watchers of all the news that affects UK buy-to-let landlords, investors and tenants. We’ve captured the news that you [...]

By |2019-06-25T08:48:51+01:00June 28th, 2019|News, Property Management|0 Comments

UK buy-to-let news roundup

The news that all UK landlords need to know At Ezytrac, our business is to ensure that our landlords and their tenants get the best service possible. So, it won’t surprise you that we are avid watchers of all the news that affects UK buy-to-let landlords, investors and tenants. We’ve captured the news that you [...]

Could landlords benefit from tax deductible property improvements?

You could build higher rents and property values, and reduce your taxes No, it wasn’t a late April Fool’s joke. On 4th April 2019, a House of Lords committee made a recommendation that is sure to be welcomed by an overwhelming majority of landlords. It recommended that there should be “stronger incentives for private landlords [...]

Why buy-to-let landlords must increase rents each year

Tips to help landlords maintain their business profits Many buy-to-let landlords find it hard to increase rent, especially if their tenants are good, long-term tenants. However, not increasing rents each year could be a big mistake. You have rising costs to consider, and a tougher mortgage and tax regime have made it more difficult to [...]

Have the new MEES regulations made it harder to let your buy-to-let property?

Don’t get caught out because you didn’t know about the new EPC rules No, it wasn’t an April Fool’s prank. On 1st April 2019, letting properties became more difficult – and it will become more difficult again on 1st April 2020. New MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard) regulations mean that landlords with properties rated F [...]

Rents continue to rise as more tenants are happy to rent for life

What does the new lifestyle trend and rising rents really mean for buy-to-let landlords? Great news for buy-to-let landlords has emerged in the last couple of weeks. First, rental prices in the private rented sector (PRS) have continued a rising four-year trend. Second, a third of tenants would be happy to rent for life. What [...]

Prevent damp in your buy-to-let and avoid being sued by your tenant

Tips to help buy-to-let landlords avoid prison Damp is one of the most common issues found in buy-to-let properties. A damp home can cause mould growth and health issues. Under the new Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, which came into effect on March 20th, 2019, it is more likely that a damp property [...]

A ban on ‘no DSS’ rental property adverts: is the government mad?

It's noble to tackle homelessness, but not by making landlords the scapegoats Hot on the heels of the debacle in the High Court, where its Right to Rent scheme was judged to force buy-to-let landlords to discriminate against non-UK nationals and British ethnic minorities, the government has launched another salvo against private landlords. This time, [...]