What Are a Landlord’s Responsibilities for Repairs?

Maintaining a Buy-to-Let Property Effectively As the owner of a buy-to-let property, you have many landlord responsibilities. Privately rented homes should be kept free from hazards and be a safe place for your tenants to live. Therefore, most repairs and maintenance issues will fall on your shoulders. You are responsible for fixing any issues that [...]

What Are Your Landlord Responsibilities if Flooding Makes Your Rental Property Uninhabitable?

How to Help Your Tenant and Protect Yourself As I write this, the UK is threatened with several days of gales and torrential rain. Whaley Bridge residents are struggling to receive compensation after the potential flooding that forced them to evacuate their homes and businesses never materialised. And buy-to-let investors are worried about their landlord [...]

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 [...]

Gas kills London landlord – why you need the gas safety certificate

Landlord responsibilities for gas safety Utility bills are a cost that never seems to fall. For some unsuspecting landlords in London and elsewhere, their gas bill is enough to make them faint. In 2011, London landlord James Long had to pay £30,000. He hadn’t understood his landlord responsibilities for gas safety. In one of his [...]

Section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985: Landlord responsibilities

Abide by this law to keep your reputation intact In my last post, I examined Section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and your landlord obligations. This piece of law is pretty detailed when it comes to what repairs you’re expected to make as a landlord. It also provides a lot of guidance about how [...]