Category Archives: Agent

How the UK Property Market Will Look Post-Brexit

The UK housing market is a popular topic of conversation among, well, pretty much everyone! And, since the UK voted for Brexit and Prime Minister Theresa May said “Brexit means Brexit”, discussion on the topic is in overdrive. But, what exactly does Brexit mean for the housing market and more importantly, house prices? Well, we’ve… Read More »

HMO License Rule Changes – The Essentials

If you’re unsure whether or not your property now needs a HMO license, where it didn’t previously. Or, if you’re concerned other changes might affect you, read on for a quick outline of what you need to know about the new HMO licensing rules. Everyone knows there just isn’t enough property in England – particularly… Read More »

Overdue rent? Making sure your tenants pay the rent on time

Overdue rent: Do your tenants usually pay you the rent on time? When you get a new tenant, even if you do all the proper background checks you might still encounter overdue rent. As a landlord, you are always opening yourself up to a degree of risk. If somebody pays you the rent late once or… Read More »

House viewing tips: what to check before you rent a property.

When you are viewing a house or a flat there are many aspects to consider. Here we want to share with you some of our house viewing tips. Make sure you ask the right questions to the landlord or the agent you are dealing with when viewing the property.  Do your homework first, then if… Read More »

Tenant responsibilities and what you should be aware of.

When you think about tenant responsibilities, you shouldn’t take anything for granted. In our opinion, it is a good habit to explain the responsibilities and the duties your tenants have to them. Obviously, you have to write down in your agreement the clauses you want to apply. Therefore, make sure your tenants understand all the rules. To make… Read More »

Guaranteed Rent: why is everyone using this property strategy?

Guaranteed Rent, ever heard of it? Guaranteed rent is what every landlord wants: the best way to guarantee yourself a profit. Renting out your property can be stressful sometimes, it takes time and effort. Looking for prospective tenants by advertising the property on the market, arranging viewings, finding the right person, closing the deal, credit checking and… Read More »

Have you got the right to rent in the UK?

The Right to Rent Act is a recent piece of legislation that the landlords need to understand and adapt to. Since February 2016, all private landlords have to check the new tenants have the right to rent in the UK. You need to check everyone living in the property over the age of eighteen, before… Read More »

Boiler problems and how to avoid them.

Managing a house can be really challenging. Imagine if you have to deal with a faulty water boiler at Christmas time. The water boiler is the electric or gas-burning device fitted to a tank in your home (usually the kitchen or bathroom) to heat water. Without that white noisy box, there would be no hot… Read More »

Letting fee ban – Autumn Statement 2016 – Will it change the UK property market?

The letting fee ban is one of the key points raised in the Autumn Statement 2016 that could affect the UK property market. Most likely, letting agents will no longer be allowed to charge any fee to renters. This means less money for the agency, but also less money to pay for the tenants before… Read More »