As a landlord, what are you responsible for?

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?

Do they know it’s Christmas time?

It’s Christmas! I’m sure that you and your tenants are looking forward to spending the Christmas period with family and friends, I know I am too! However, before you clock off, there are some things that you should check with your tenants, so that you can rest assured that you’ve prepared as much as you … Continue reading Do they know it’s Christmas time?

Why letting agents all need to pull together for the sake of the industry

In my last blog, I talked about how the greed of the larger letting agents have spoilt it for the rest of the industry. We have unfortunately all been tarred with the same brush, and the Government has seen fit to try and right some of those wrongs by limiting the hundreds of pounds tenants … Continue reading Why letting agents all need to pull together for the sake of the industry

So what does it all mean for landlords, tenants and letting agents?

Well, I couldn’t not do a blog without mentioning the bombshell that was announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn statement. If you haven’t heard it, then it’s this. All letting agents in England will be banned from charging upfront fees to tenants, and this is going to be introduced ‘as soon as possible’. At the moment, … Continue reading So what does it all mean for landlords, tenants and letting agents?

The most common problems a landlord is likely to face

I’ve been a landlord and letting agent for many years, and I would like to say that I’ve seen most things, but there’s still something that happens every now and again that surprises me! But I love the variety and that’s what gets me out of bed in the mornings. However, there are some problems … Continue reading The most common problems a landlord is likely to face