Last time on the blog, Tom talked about MEES and landlords facing mandatory force to improve the energy efficiency of their rental properties. Since then, the Government has announced they’re not stopping there. Last week, the Ministry for Housing announced that they are going to carry out a private rental sector health and safety review*… Read more »

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The property sector seems to be the talk of the town at the moment and new legislation is being introduced all the time! Over the last couple of months portable appliance testing, also commonly known as PAT testing has come up more than once and I think it’s something you should be acting on now…… Read more »

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MEES has been in for six months now and is beginning to make its mark in the lettings industry. For many properties, MEES has not been an issue as EPCs have been around for over a decade and as EPCs have been a requirement for Landlords in order to let-out a property since April 2008,… Read more »

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Listen up landlords; this is your final claxon warning. There are changes regarding Section 21 and you need to act now to ensure you are compliant. Sorry, I sound a little bossy there, but this is a very important matter which you need to check you are complying with from 1st October onwards, especially if… Read more »

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We’ve been busy over the summer months with tenant viewings which are now culminating in that time of the year again; September, a month of new beginnings, fresh starts at college and in new jobs and… tenant move-ins. If you are a landlord anticipating new tenants over the next month, then here’s my top tips… Read more »

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Earlier this year I discussed ‘Deposit Free Renting’ (DFR) after the Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) – lots of acronyms here, hope you are keeping up! – announced that the average deposit for a rental property in 2017 was £967 and tenants were struggling to move from one rental property to another, having to find the… Read more »

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Imagine; you are entering your rental property after the tenants have left, only to find the property has been severely damaged. To add insult to injury you’ve failed to make and supply a detailed written and photographic inventory report. With both problems in mind you realise you may face digging deep into your pockets if… Read more »

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All landlords make mistakes, it’s all part and parcel of being in business and I hope that by reading this second part of our frequently made mistakes blog, it will help you to avoid making some, if not all of them! Not listening to tenant requests I know that some requests from prospective/new tenants can… Read more »

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Being a landlord and managing a rental property isn’t rocket science however, there are a number of common mistakes most landlords make but don’t worry, the good news is they can easily be avoided. I have gone through all my landlord correspondence, notes and client questions from my recent valuations in order to put together… Read more »

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How much do you love animals? I personally love the thought of coming home to a fluffball with a wagging tail to greet me after a hard day in the office and a recent survey has proven that as a nation, the UK are animal lovers with 45% of the population owning a pet; 26%… Read more »

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