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Information for Landlords

Buying rental property: How the buy to let scheme works

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 08/08/19

Buying rental property can be a great investment but, it can also be daunting if you don’t know where to start. The buy to let scheme offers mortgages to people who want to buy a house or flat in order to rent it out. These mortgages are slightly ...

 Buying rental property: How the buy to let scheme works

Buying rental property: How the buy to let scheme works

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 08/08/19

Buying rental property can be a great investment but, it can also be daunting if you don’t know where to start. The buy to let scheme offers mortgages to people who want to buy a house or flat in order to rent it out. These mortgages are slightly dif...

How to take in a lodger if you have a spare room to rent

How to take in a lodger if you have a spare room to rent

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 06/13/19

Have your kids moved out? Are you feeling a bit lonely living alone? Do you just need some spare cash? If you've recently decided you have a spare room to rent in your home, taking in a lodger and establishing a lodger agreement could be the perfect ...

Rental Law: The Right to Rent Check

Rental Law: The Right to Rent Check

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 05/29/19

In February 2016, a new rental law was introduced in England, stating that all landlords renting out properties in England must ensure that their prospective tenant(s) have the Right to Rent. The Right to Rent check has become one of many landlord re...

Landlord documents guide

Landlord documents: A guide for first time landlords

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 05/17/19

Unless you have a degree in real estate law, knowing which documents you need to provide and obtain can be difficult, especially for a first time landlord. While the focus is mainly on rental contracts, there are a plethora of landlord documents, som...

Knowing how to go about finding the right tenant for you

Finding the best tenant for you

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 05/24/18

So maybe you’ve finally decided to rent out that spare space of yours, to rake in some extra cash. You may be doing this for the 1st or 20th time, but either way one very important step towards a smooth rental process is finding the best tenant for y...

Bad tenants can prove to be stressful

How to deal with bad tenants

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 05/16/18

Renting out your property can prove to be a very rewarding process as you are able to make additional income from an available space without causing you to have to perform heavy workloads, just a good use of management and respect. With that also com...

Landlord's right of entry

Can a landlord come into the property without notice?

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 05/07/18

A Landlord’s right of entry into the property according to the housing act 1988 highlights that privacy is key, t’is real important that landlords understand that.So knowing how to go about entry into the property is a must as you want to avoid any f...

Common Mistakes made by Landlords

Common Mistakes To Avoid When You Rent out a Room

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 03/26/18

Offering a spare room to rent can be a hugely rewarding experience, allowing you to indulge in new cultures and new life experiences. Leaving you with memories to remember for life. But in order for it to be a joyous experience, there are certain fac...

Notice period for Rented Accommodation

Ending a lease: What is the notice period for Rented Accommodation?

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 11/21/17

The duration of a rental is an uncertain issue for many tenants and a concern for all owners. On the one hand, tenants are not always in a stable situation to set a long term rental in their lease, but on the other hand, landlords want to be sure...

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs): what you need to know

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs): what you need to know

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 06/27/17

A House in Multiple Occupation can be a great choice for both landlords and tenants; landlords can make more out of a large property and tenants get all the benefits of living in a house without the cost. Although the term has been around since the 1...

Landlord safety regulations

What you need to know about landlord safety regulations

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 06/13/17

As landlords and property owners, not only does it make sense to ensure that your property is safe for your tenants, it’s legally required. If you fail to comply with some of these checks and measures, you can be prosecuted. Generally, these conditio...

UK Rent-a-Room Scheme

What you need to know about the UK Rent-a-Room Scheme

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 06/08/17

As a landlord or property owner, you may have been interested in the UK government’s ‘Rent-a Room-scheme’. This was part of an effort by the government to optimise the housing stock in the UK – many occupied houses have empty spare rooms, which provi...

What You Can and Can’t Ask Your Tenants

Landlords: What You Can and Can’t Ask Your Tenants

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 10/05/16

Choosing a tenant is always a difficult task. As an owner, you need to quickly assess the level of trust you have for the future occupant of your home. To reassure yourself, the law allows you to request a certain amount of information, in order to g...

Good Reasons To Rent Your Room To A Student

5 Good Reasons To Rent Your Room To A Student

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 09/20/16

Have the birds have flown the nest, leaving you with an empty room? Take advantage of this opportunity by supplementing your income throughout the school year! If you live in a large university town such as London, Birmingham, Glasgow, or even Edinb...

Are You Allowed to Enter Your Flatmate’s Space

Are You Allowed to Enter Your Flatmate’s Space

Landlords | Information for Landlords | 04/08/15

It can happen. You can be tempted to enter your flatmate’s space when they’re away. After all, you just needed to borrow their iron, or take something back that rightfully belongs to you, right? It shouldn’t be a problem, but what if it becomes one? ...