" Landlords - Stop making friends with your tenants. "
Sounds incredibly harsh doesn’t it, but we must remember that letting a home is a business decision. It is simply a mechanism to provide an investment for the future or perhaps as a pension.
" Minimum EPC regulations and a Ban on letting any property rated “F” or “G” "
This little gem was almost an afterthought news item a few weeks ago, but one that all landlords and potential buy to let investors need to be aware of.
" Selling my house - Should I tidy up? "
“OF COURSE, YOU SHOULD!” I can hear the amazement in your voices, but you’ll be amazed at the amount of times in a working week we hear this from clients. Curiously, this topic was also raised by three of our staff who have recently themselves moving.
" Why would I need an inventory? Its brand new! "
This is a true story. An old friend of mine decided to get into the buy to let market, he bought a nice property which was a cracking buy to let. Being a knowledgeable chap, he decided to find his own tenants and having done this asked me for a “tenancy agreement”.
" DID YOU KNOW? - Under the radar legislation changes "
As an avid news watcher, I am normally pretty tuned in to anything related to the economy or property sector but there were two little snippets of news which seem to have gone under most people’s radars.
" How to tell the Children "
Moving is very exciting for us as adults, new beginning, fresh start or even a new project on the go. As adults we can consume and even embrace this type of stress, but what goes through the minds of Children?
" Do Women Make Better estate agents? "
Now here’s one that should provoke debate!
" The danger of letting furnished "
Whether to offer your property furnished or unfurnished is a very common question to be asked mainly by newer or less experience landlords. I write this article after a recent situation with a landlord who recently let his property furnished with us.
" Professional property management - What not to expect "
During December, we’ve been fortunate to be appointed as managing agents by a number of landlords fed up with their existing agents. Usually it’s a fairly simple process, however we have noted a few areas of concern:-
" The Demise of letting agents in 2018? "
The draft paper on the banning of agent’s fees is here and the consultation period has started. But how will it impact on landlords and lettings agents in 2018?
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