Category Archives: Private Rental Sector

What the new draft Tenant Fee Ban bill means for you.

The UK Government is continuing its work on overhauling the UK’s ’broken housing market’. Part of its plans focus on the private rental sector. And, under plans outlined in the draft Tenant Fee Ban Bill, all letting fees will be banned. The draft bill, published early in November details the reason behind the bill. It… Read More »

5 Golden Rules for Landlords Who Want to Live in Peace

Renting a property can be stressful for Landlords. Many things can go wrong for the tenants and the owner, from contract wrangles to a difference of opinion. To avoid that scenario, landlords should adhere to a set of principles to ensure things work well for both parties. Here are our 5 golden rules that should… Read More »

Location Really is Everything! Don’t you think?

If you’re a home-owner, property investor or landlord, you need to pay attention at what’s happening around your property, location is really important when it comes to property. Of course, many people do that as a matter of course. Knowing what’s opening and what’s closing down is always relevant. And that includes new restaurants, bars… Read More »

Why Short-Term Lets Work Well for Some Landlords

To non-landlords, life for a Buy-to-Let (BTL) landlord can often look like a road to riches. The view from a short-term lets landlord’s perspective is a lot more complicated! They know it requires hard work, clear and careful thinking and a dash of luck from time-to-time. Landlords must make lots of decisions that affect the… Read More »

Who is going to wait for the Plumber to come and fix it?

The plumber is coming tomorrow morning at 11am, who is going to wait for him to come and fix it? As the property management team, it was up to us to arrange the time with the plumber. But, for that whole week, all of our tenants were either away, or unable to attend the property… Read More »

6 Benefits of letting your property through an agent

6 Benefits of letting your property through an agent If you are currently trying to make money from the property market, then you might have considered letting as an option. While there are indeed many people who manage to make money in this way, there are several things that you need to take into account… Read More »

Time for every Landlord to Embrace the Internet of Things?

Every Landlord should know that: The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the broad term for the ability to control our home via a digital connection. Examples include Hive from British Gas, where you can control your heating from your phone. Digital TV, where you can set or cancel recordings from any device with internet… Read More »

Why Long-Term Rental Agreements Work for Landlords

Make no mistake, the life of a landlord is hard work, particularly if you want to claim the biggest financial rewards from it. Different types of property investment and rental agreements suit different landlords. In this post, we’ll outline why long-term rental agreements can prove a rewarding venture. Even if you like the idea of… Read More »