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Critical Information for Landlords in the Student Rental Market

Landlords Insurance Articles Posted on by Richard Hannan

Students don’t have a great reputation when it comes to several things, including sobriety, cleanliness and consideration for others. These are just 3 reasons landlords don’t particularly fancy investing in the student rental market. According to a survey by TheHouseShop.com, the top 3 undesirable types of tenants are: Smokers (64%) Housing benefits (44%) Students (40%) […] Read More

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Exactly How Does Universal Credit Affect Tenants & Landlords?

Landlords Insurance Articles Posted on by Richard Hannan

Universal Credit is rolling out across the UK, but not everyone is happy, especially landlords. The intentions behind Universal Credit (UC) are good. It replaces 6 different benefits and simplifies payments. It should also encourage recipients to learn financial responsibility. Unfortunately, the process is proving problematic. One of the biggest problems is late payments. Many tenants […] Read More

Awesome Tips to Help Landlords Own Social Media

Landlords Insurance Articles Posted on by Richard Hannan

Social media is ubiquitous; everyone uses it, grannies, granddads, not-for-profit organisations, businesses, bands, recruiters, and prospective employers, employees – everyone. It’s no surprise that landlords delve into tenants’ social media history during background checks. It’s easy for landlords to run potential tenants through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram and hope for lax privacy settings. Now, there’s another […] Read More

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Tenants: It’s Critical to Check Your Landlords Credentials!

Landlords Insurance Articles Posted on by Richard Hannan

Most tenants know that landlords will conduct a background check to uncover any skeletons in their closets. Most checks look for a poor credit rating, tardiness when it comes to paying rent, or a criminal record. However, not many tenants check out potential landlords. What’s sadder is that many tenants wouldn’t check landlords anyway because the […] Read More

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Top 5 Best Buy-to-Let Mortgages

Landlords Insurance Articles Posted on by Frances Bailey

When taking out a buy-to-let mortgage, you have to research the market carefully. The lenders offering the lowest fees (as low as 2.49%) also require a larger deposit (normally 40%) and may charge high lender initiation fees (these could be as high as £1800 or more). Also bear in mind that the interest rate is […] Read More