Tag Archives: regulations

Life for Landlords After HMO Regulation Changes

Now the new “HMO regulation changes” are in place, what does that mean for you, the landlord? In some cases, it doesn’t mean too much, but in others, a whole lot of work is afoot. In this post we break down what the changes into two sections. The first considers work for landlords of existing… Read More »

Is Government Support of Long-Term Tenancies Well-Placed?

Clear support of Long-Term Tenancies for renters was one of those points of the Housing White Paper way back in February of this year. When the Government finally unveiled it in February, it received a mixed response. There were a few points that were generally accepted as ‘good’. But response to the majority was dependent… 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 »

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 »

Tenant ran away without paying the rent? Don’t get screwed.

Did your tenant run away and leave you with a debt? Don’t get screwed When a tenant runs away from your property, you will have to deal with it. Paying the rent regularly is not something that always happens – especially if someone loses their job or have personal problems. Unfortunately if you are renting out… 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 »

Two bedroom house turned into a cannabis factory

Have you turned your property into a cannabis factory ? A couple of years ago we received a strange phone call from one of our landlords asking us if we could deal with his property. When we went to view the property we couldn’t believe our eyes – a full blown cannabis factory had been… Read More »

Landlord responsibilities no one ever told you about.

Most people don’t think about landlord responsibilities when dreaming of becoming a property owner. “Became a Landlord so you can get passive income for the rest of your life”; this is what most of the property coaches say when you start to approach the real estate world. What they usually forget to mention is all the… 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 »