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Tips for Landlords

Who is responsible for the plumbing bill? Landlords or Tenants?

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 05/07/18

Think how people must have lived without indoor plumbing?! We often take the simplest things for granted within our homes, these aspects don’t even cross our minds at times. But we need to understand that plumbing systems are a vital aspect toward...

Plumbing maintenance

Who is responsible for the plumbing bill? Landlords or Tenants?

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 05/07/18

Think how people must have lived without indoor plumbing?! We often take the simplest things for granted within our homes, these aspects don’t even cross our minds at times. But we need to understand that plumbing systems are a vital aspect towards c...

Good reasons to Rent your Home during the Holidays

Good reasons to Rent your Home during the Holidays

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 12/12/17

There are so many reason why renting your home during the holidays can be a great idea, so we thought we'd compile a list of some of the best reaons! 1 Gifts for the whole family, endless Christmas meals to prepare? By renting your home d...

What to do with your childrens' bedrooms after they've flown the nest

What to do with your childrens' bedrooms after they've flown the nest

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 02/21/17

It’s finally happening. Your darling child is finally starting university in another city or even abroad, or perhaps just moved out of Mum and Dad’s for a new start. Leaving the family home is a big step for everyone involved, but it does also leave ...

 advantages for Landlords

Renting a Room to a Student: What are the advantages for Landlords?

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 11/07/17

The advantages of renting to students might be far more numerous than you think! With the never ending accommodation search for students, especially around the start of new term, now could not be a better time to post an ad! Here are some rules y...

How to Set the Rent for a Room

How to Set the Rent for a Room

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 09/09/15

Thanks to the changes in the Rent a Room Scheme made in the new budget, from April 2016 UK landlords will be able to make up to £7,500 TAX FREE through renting out a spare room in their home, as opposed to the previous £4,250. There are just a fe...

 Posting a Successful Ad on Roomlala

Tips for Posting a Successful Ad on Roomlala

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 09/09/15

If you’re advertising a room for rent on Roomlala, you definitely need to ask yourself how to make your ad as good as possible to attract lots of tenants. Here are some tips that will help you create an effective ad! A Short, Catchy Title • The...

Manage conflicts with your tenants in a flatshare

Flatsharing: how to manage conflicts with your tenants

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 07/04/17

Renting out a property as a house or flatshare has many advantages, including financial benefits. However, by choosing to rent to multiple tenants you increase the risk of conflicts surrounding the rental of your property. It is therefor wise to know...

What is landlord insurance

What is landlord insurance and do I need it?

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 07/04/17

As a prospective or current landlord, you may hear a lot about landlord insurance. It’s not always clear who needs to take out landlord insurance and what the exact benefits are. Here is a quick run-down of the important aspects of landlord insurance...

 Furnished or unfurnished rentals

Landlords: furnished or unfurnished rentals?

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 05/31/17

There is no legal definition of ‘furnished’ or ‘unfurnished’ rentals in UK law, but your choice to furnish your rental – or advertise the availability of both options – will impact your rental in other ways. While many think that a furnished rental w...

Top 5 UK cities to invest in property

Landlords: Top 5 UK cities to invest in property

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 05/04/17

Investing in property – particularly buy-to-let – is a popular choice for both landlords and people who want a nest egg or money-earner on the side. It is, however, important to remember that it must be viable to let the property. In order to make th...

Preparing your room for your new tenant

How to prepare your room for your new tenant

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 04/20/17

Thinking of renting out your spare room to a lodger or student? Here are a few tips on how to prepare your room before they arrive. Things to think about before renting Before renting out your room, it is important to ensure that the room is bi...

Top 3 benefits of accommodation in exchange for work

Landlords: Top 3 benefits of accommodation in exchange for work

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 03/16/17

Accommodation in exchange for work can be an enriching experience not only for the tenant, who benefits from a greatly reduced rent, but also for the landlord, who can use the help for household tasks, babysitting or free up their time in other ways....

Taking Successful Photos of Your Holiday Rental

Tips for Taking Successful Photos of Your Holiday Rental

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 01/12/17

On the internet in general, photos can strongly influence your purchasing decisions. In the case of a holiday rental, visitors or seeking an escape, and don’t want to take any risk on the destination, let alone the accommodation. Roomlala gives you 9...

Making Your Bedroom Look Presentable During Tenant Visits

How to Make Your Bedroom Look Presentable During Tenant Visits

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 12/22/16

Have you got a nice place to rent? Most prospective tenants judge an accommodation by the bedroom, it can make or break the decision of the potential tenant to rent or not. Make sure that your bedroom leaves a good impression when getting visits from...

How to Facilitate Your Tenant’s Rent Payments

How to Facilitate Your Tenant’s Rent Payments

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 11/24/16

When leasing your place out to someone, receiving your rent payments can be a monthly source of stress for both you and your tenant. Fortunately, there are different ways in which you, the landlord, can facilitate your tenants’ rent payments each mon...

How to Live with Several Lodgers

How to Live with Several Lodgers

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 09/22/16

Renting out a spare room in someone’s home has now become a cheap accommodation solution for tenants and an extra source of income with many welcome advantages for landlords. However, you’ll need to learn how to live with several different types of l...

Tips for Taking Successful Photos of Your Accommodation

9 Tips for Taking Successful Photos of Your Accommodation

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 08/05/15

Did you know that ads with photos receive 5 times more views than ads without photos? We therefore strongly recommend that you update your ad with pictures of your accommodation, if you haven’t done so already! To help you out we’re providing you wit...

Avoiding Unpaid Rent

How to Avoid Unpaid Rent

Landlords | Tips for Landlords | 02/18/15

Certainly the most feared part of renting out a space is not getting paid on time. It’s well known that housing costs consume the largest chunk of one’s budget, and we’re sure that’s no different for you, however some tenants view the landlord as h...