I had decided that 2017 was the year I was going to grow my business. I wanted to show more landlords what it was like when you had your property managed properly. Here at Carlean we want to show landlords that there is middle ground between managing a property yourself which most people don’t have … Continue reading Why did I enter the Kent Women in Business Awards?
This is what was written on the end of a text from a tenant who unfortunately I am having to evict. Although no laughing matter as it’s a very expensive, time consuming and frustrating exercise I did have a little chuckle as to what was going through their mind. They have been a tenant of … Continue reading Justice will be done!!
It has struck me that many Landlords are “accidental” by accidental I mean that it was unintentional, maybe you’ve inherited a property or you are a part of a couple entering a relationship where both of you are homeowners… But whatever the reason is you may be unaware of the legal requirements that you will have as … Continue reading Are you an accidental Landlord?
Sometimes, disputes arise between landlords and tenants, with each claiming the other is responsible for certain maintenance issues and other aspects to do with the property. As a landlord, what are you responsible for, and what should the tenant be doing around the property? Here is a list of what responsibilities fall to who: Landlord: … Continue reading As a landlord, what are you responsible for?
First impressions count a lot when renting out a property, so I spend a lot of time getting this right. It’s amazing how many landlords and letting agents don’t though, I really believe this is one of the main reasons that I seldom have vacant periods at my property. Like the majority of letting agents, … Continue reading Tips for letting out a property
Recently, one of my properties became available to rent, and so I did the usual, fixed anything that needed to be repaired, dressed up the property ready to be viewed, and then advertised on all the usual websites. The listing went live on Monday, and by Tuesday, I had five viewings all booked in, starting … Continue reading Why it’s so important to understand and adapt to your tenants
I’d love you to get to know me, as much as I get to know all of my landlords and tenants. So this blog will talk about all manner of things to do with renting or letting a property in Kent from my point of view. You’ll see first-hand what it’s like having me as a letting or managing agent, the wealth of my experience and local knowledge and how I do really get excited about going on viewings! There’s some good advice and hints and tips in there too, hopefully you’ll find it useful, informative and fun to read!