Tag: landlord advice
Tardy Tenants are Financial Nightmares for Landlords If you’ve ever been a landlord, this scenario will almost certainly sound familiar to you. Your property needs a small repair. It’s a loose door hinge, a dripping pipe, or something else minor that could easily be repaired by the tenants in an hour or two. It could […]
Why Landlords and Tenants Hate Mould / Damp Mould, landlords and tenants: They’re combustible combination. Tenants feel landlords ought to take responsibility for the problem and fix it ASAP without any cost to them. Landlords, on the other hand, often feel that mould and damp caused by condensation is tenants’ fault because they dry clothes […]
Buy-to-let property owners want the best possible returns. One of the most promising areas is the short-term rental market. In the short-term renal market landlords let their properties at daily, weekly or monthly rates.
Deposit Protection is Failing Tenants: Here is What You Need to Know Rent (or tenancy) deposit protection schemes are designed to protect the deposit amount that tenants pay landlords when they move into a property. The deposit is supposed to be reserved for repairs to damage or replacement of lost (or stolen) items. It is […]
Government Tells Landlords: Green Up & Improve Energy Efficiency 2016 has been a heck of a year for landlords, and there are still 4.5 months to go. The latest is the revision of the government’s energy efficiency policy for landlords. It’ss be illegal for landlords to rent any property that doesn’t meet Band E energy […]
What Do New Landlords Need to Know About Energy Performance Certificates Energy efficiency is one of the most important issues of our time, and it’s an issue that the UK government takes very seriously. In 2008, legislation regarding energy performance certificates (EPC) gave landlords incentive to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. If you’re looking […]
Exactly How Does Universal Credit Affect Tenants & Landlords? 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. […]