Tag: landlords legal

Deposit Into Piggy Bank

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 […]

Universal Credit Landlords

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. […]

rent guarantee

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? […]

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Landlord Mistakes That 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 […]

lock insurance

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 […]

home renovation insurance

What to do if Tenants Damage your Property Normally you will request a deposit before your tenant moves in to cover damage to any part of your property. This could include damage through negligence such as burns on the carpets or painting the walls bright colours and then not restoring them to their original colour […]

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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 […]

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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 […]