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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 »

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 should I convert my property into HMO?

Why you should convert your property into HMO … and how we do it. As a landlord or property manager, you naturally want to get the most value out of your property. In order to do this, you might adopt the HMO strategy. If you want to maximise your profit, without risk, you have to think… Read More »

British Landlords Surprised by New Tax Changes

British Landlords Surprised by New Tax Changes The Government’s latest tax changes came into force on April 6th. But, a recent survey suggests some 85% of those affected by the changes may not realise it. The recent tax change relates to tax relief; from April 2017, the amount of tax relief landlords can claim was… Read More »

My landlord told me negligence saves money.

“Negligence saved me some money there, didn’t it?!” says Stuart, chuckling. We want to share with you a funny and inspirational story that involves one of our first landlords. We don’t recommend you follow this example, as negligence can cause headaches. This applies to every business or aspect of your life, but what happened taught us a… 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 »

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 »

How much does it cost to change a bed for a tenant?

Changing a bed in a property that you do not live in can be quite stressful. However, many landlords don’t realise this until it’s too late. Beds get old and break over time, so landlords should familiarise themselves with the process of replacing a bed. In these cases you have few options available to you:… Read More »