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How to Get Rid of Roof Moss

Depending on who you talk to, roof moss or algae is either a serious problem for UK roofs or absolutely nothing to worry about. In September 2012, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) went so far as to say that “moss on roof tiles is rarely a problem”, adding that it only need to […]

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How to Deal with a Rat Problem

Rats! The word alone is enough to make some people leap onto furniture and whip out their phones to call the exterminator. The first instinct is usually kill, kill, kill – but all that does is take care of one or two particular rats, it doesn’t really take care of a rat (or rodent) problem. […]

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Rent Guarantee Insurance – Is it Necessary?

What is Rent Guarantee Insurance? Rent Guarantee Insurance is a policy which protects you from legal fees if you need to take your tenants to court and compensates you for rent and service charges owing to you which have not been paid to you. But is it necessary? Consider the following statistics: In 2012, a […]

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Landlord Mistakes You Should Never Make

When it comes to being a landlord, a lot of responsibility rests on your shoulders – not only do you need to keep good tenants in your property, you need to ensure the house is maintained well and make sure you put measures in place to prevent the tenants from damaging your property. In short, […]

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Help! My Tenant won’t let me onto the Property

If you need to gain access to your rented property for any given reason, for example to do a gas certificate or to show potential new tenants the property, but your tenant does not grant you permission to enter, you first need to get permission from the tenant and until given you are not legally […]

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What to do if Tenants Damage your Property

Normally you will request a deposit before your tenant moves in. This is to cover damage to any part of your property. This could include damage through negligence such as burns on the carpets. Another example is painting the walls bright colours and then not restoring them to their original colour before they leave. However, […]

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What to do if your Tenants won’t Pay the Rent

When you buy to let, the benefits seem obvious: the rental income will pay off the mortgage and after a given time frame you will receive a healthy supplement to your income from your additional property or properties. However, letting out a property can equally be a nightmarish experience which results in you losing money […]

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How to Complain about your Letting Agent

Letting agents can be heaven-sent – arranging all rentals on your behalf and dealing with your tenant’s complaints, or from the other side of the same coin, liaising with the landlord on your behalf. However, a bad letting agent can be far worse than managing your rental property or properties yourself. If you have had […]

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Will your Insurance pay for Storm Damage to your Roof?

Storm damage has been a regular topic in the news in the UK over the past few months, particularly in the south of England. As a result insurance claims have been multiplying, mostly through water damage. However although it’s been mostly the foundations of homes and furniture that’s been damaged by the storms that cause […]

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6 Reasons Why Your Laptop Keeps Turning Off

6 Reasons Why Your Laptop Keeps Turning Itself Off Having your laptop turn off while being used is a real bother as you risk losing valuable data. If your laptop keeps shutting down on its own, it could be due to any one of the following reasons. 1. Overheating If you often use the laptop […]

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10 Troubleshooting Tips for iPad Not Connecting to Wi-Fi

The iPad is an extremely convenient device for checking your email and social networking accounts, as well as for catching up on your daily reading. This is why it is frustrating when your iPad does not connect to the home Wi-Fi network, or when you experience inordinately slow internet speeds on the iPad. If you […]

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10 Tips for iPhones not Showing in iTunes

iTunes is an important way to sync and back up your iPhone data. Therefore, your iPhone not showing up in iTunes can be a real problem. If your iPhone is not being recognised in iTunes, try the following troubleshooting steps: Ensure that your iPhone is properly connected to your computer. Check for the battery charge […]

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How to Fix a Frozen iPhone

A troubleshooting guide for resolving a frozen iPhone Having your iPhone get stuck or frozen can be frustrating. Try these simple troubleshooting tips to fix the problem. Restart the phone: Press the on/off button for 10 seconds until the red slider appears. Slide the screen for the phone to switch it off. Restart the phone […]

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