12 Regulations To Help Letting Your Property Fast

Property values jumped by 9.8% in 2021, meaning landlords have made more money from their homes with capital appreciation than in annual rent. For landlords looking to find tenants fast, London based Estate Agents Douglas & Gordon have put together a simple yet practical 12 tip guide to ensure landlords have a smooth letting process – perfect for getting your home off […]

The Property Teacher: The Responsibilities of a Landlord

I’ve had a question in from a reader asking, ‘What are the responsibilities of a landlord?’. That’s a great question, and there’s two different ways at looking at this. Firstly, from a moral point of view, the responsibility of the landlord is to provide good, safe, sound, watertight, good quality […]

The Basics of Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Property investment is a business and property investors are effectively business managers. They may not have direct staff but they will have tenants and those tenants need to be managed. Part of tenant management is dealing with landlord/tenant disputes. How exactly should landlords deal with tenant disputes? The causes of […]

A Landlords Guide To EICR & Electrical Safety

Since 1st April this year, all tenancies in England have been covered by the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. As the name suggests, the regulations set out electrical safety requirements for private sector landlords. The regulations apply to all standard tenancies Schedule 1 of […]

Residential Buy-to-Let Laws In 2021 – What You Should Know

What investors need to know about residential buy-to-let laws in 2021 At present, 2021 is still very much a case of “watch this space”. That said, some law-changes look close to guaranteed to be implemented. Here is what you need to know. Eviction ban extended until the end of March […]

Buy to Let Conveyancing Tips

Buy-to-let conveyancing is significantly more complex than conveyancing for standard, residential property. In addition to checking all the basic facts about the house or flat, the conveyancer also has to check its suitability as a rental property. Here are some of the key points which will be checked as part […]

Should Landlords Break Clauses In Accommodation Contracts?

UNIVERSITY students believe break clauses should be automatically included in tenancy agreements to protect them financially in the event of a second wave of coronavirus, according to a survey conducted by websites Money Magpie and Save The Student. The break clause would lapse the rental contract, meaning students required to return […]

Eviction Bans & Tenant Protection.. What It Means

Business Rate Reliefs, Mortgages Frozen, Tenancy Eviction Bans it all seems a lot to take in right now so how can you profit (or at least ensure you are least effected) through these hard times ahead?… We look at the current situation in the UK In light of the most […]