Boundary disputes can be awkward for everyone involved; the neighbours, the tenant and the landlord. Any arguments are uncomfortable but unfortunately, boundary issues are pretty common. Under the umbrella term of boundary disputes comes high hedges, dilapidated fences and walls and shared driveways, amongst others. In the modern day, people are living in much closer […]
Neighbours Dumping Rubbish28-07-2023
Good relationships with our neighbours is something that we all aspire to, whether we are property owners or tenants – but sadly, not all neighbours become good friends. Some can be less-than-friendly in their actions which could impact on you and/or your tenants. One example of such potentially problematic behaviour is the dumping of rubbish. […]
How to take a tenant to a small claims court04-07-2023
If you decide to take legal action against your tenant for a fee under £10,000, then the case might be sent to a Small Claims Court. Here, the judge will read all the evidence and decide either to accept your claim and demand that the tenant pays you the costs or delay or dismiss it. […]
How landlords can mediate neighbourly disputes12-10-2022
If you’re in the middle of your tenants and their neighbours dispute, you’ll want to resolve it as quickly as possible. Your tenants are paying for service. That service is your property to sleep, eat and live in. If that service is disrupted by neighbours, you’ll need to put on your mediation hat and try […]
How much notice for a tenant that disrupts neighbours?18-05-2022
No one wants to be a killjoy. But disruptive tenants can have a knock-on effect and become a real problem for the whole street or apartment building. Everyone is entitled to the quiet enjoyment of their property and most tenancy agreements require tenants to not do anything that causes disruption to neighbours – whether it’s […]
Are tenants liable for damages to a neighbour's property?22-03-2022
It can be tricky for landlords to figure out what they’re liable for and what tenants are liable for, particularly when it comes to damage to a neighbour’s property. After all, if your tenant floods the neighbour’s flat, they should be the one who foots the bill and not you, right? The good news is […]
Disputes with neighbours over building work18-11-2021
Let’s face it, neighbours can make life difficult – even at your buy-to-let. So, when you get good neighbours, try to keep them around. Maintaining good neighbourly relations and avoiding neighbourly disputes is sometimes just as important as having a good relationship with tenants. The trouble is, staying on good footing with the neighbours can get tricky when […]
Planning disputes with neighbours22-10-2021
You’ve probably heard of the famous quote, “good fences make good neighbours.” But what exactly did the American poet, Robert Frost, mean by this? To put it simply, neighbourly relations are at their best when neighbours don’t encroach on each other’s property. Neighbours don’t always make life easy – especially when it comes to buy-to-lets. […]
Garden disputes with neighbours29-09-2021
Good neighbourship is not just limited to being friendly or keeping noise down, it also includes keeping on top of your garden. Sadly, your trees and hedges could become a point of contention with your neighbours and vice versa. Or at least if you don’t regularly maintain them, that is. Whether it’s a case of […]
How to Resolve Neighbour Disputes17-06-2021
It goes without saying that we all want to get along with our neighbours. That will be no less the case for your tenant. And even if a dispute were to arise, most of us would hope that a discreet chat would be enough to solve the problem. In reality, though, neighbour disputes can often […]
Resolving Noise Issues01-04-2021
No landlord wants to be faced with noise issues – whether they’re coming from your tenants or your tenant’s neighbours. Our homes are our safe spaces. When someone else’s lifestyle interrupts this, it’s often not long until the frustration reaches boiling point. Excessive noise can soon begin to impact everyday life. Whether your tenant is […]
Neighbourhood disputes are never good for a landlord’s reputation – even if they are totally out of a landlord’s control. You might not want to get involved, but it could reflect badly on you if you don’t. After all, as a landlord one of your most important responsibilities is your duty of care to your […]
Neighbourly Disputes Jargon Buster12-10-2018
Neighbourly disputes are amongst the most unpleasant issues to have as a landlord and of course, as a tenant. Things can get very nasty very quickly and with neighbours, there isn’t often anywhere to escape the issue. Be clued up on how to handle these situations and be sure to know your jargon by brushing […]
Top 5 Neighbourly Disputes in Rented Property Infographic12-10-2018
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One of the hardest things about neighbourly disputes as a landlord is the lack of day-to-day control you have over what your tenant does in relation to whatever situation they’re in, whether it’s their fault or not. Niggles and problems are magnified and made worse between neighbours because they are usually raised in the wrong […]
Are Noisy Tenants The Landlord's Responsibility?09-03-2018
Even if you have thoroughly vetted your tenants, there’s no guarantee that they won’t cause excessive noise in the property leading to neighbours or even the local authority taking action. But is a noisy tenant a landlord’s responsibility? As a landlord, you aren’t the one making the noise. However, there are ways to decrease the […]
Most landlords will experience an issue of some degree with damages to their property at some point. We advise on how to handle deliberate and non-deliberate damage to the property or its contents.
Dealing with tenant and neighbourly disputes in the correct way is so important. Here, we identify the common issues that may arise, such as boundary issues and noise complaints, and the best way in which to resolve them.
It’s so important for landlords to know their stuff when it comes to money and finances. Here you’ll find advice on everything from rental arrears, deposits and many other important financial issues.
We explore and advise on issues regarding illegal activity taking place at a rented property – with everything from drugs and cannabis farms, to the setting up of secret brothels and gambling dens.
Landlord Insurance Advice
Landlord insurance can protect landlords in the event of fire, theft, loss of rent and more. Whether you’re considering cover or have just taken out a policy, we’ll guide you through the topic of landlord insurance.
It’s important to approach legal issues carefully to honour your tenants’ rights, so pay attention to the details. We’ll give advice on the most common legal issues landlords face.
We explore all of the other issues and situations that may arise for landlords, so that you can feel confident and in-the-know.
Should you relax your ‘no pets’ policy, or is an animal-friendly rental a recipe for disaster? We explore the pro’s and con’s of housing tenants furry friends and how to deal with unauthorised pets, complaints and damages.
Once you hand over the keys to your tenant, you can’t just turn up and visit your buy-to-let property as and when you like. Here you’ll find advice on the correct protocols to follow when carrying out inspections and guidance on what might constitute too much contact between you and your tenant.
Property Maintenance & Interiors
Every landlord wants their rental property to stay in top condition, and tenants may want to decorate their new home. Read our advice about garden and property maintenance, and interiors here.
Squatters and unregistered tenants and guests are more common than you might think, so it’s vital you’re aware of the rules and regulations and how to deal with these issues correctly. We explore the in’s and out’s of squatters rights and secret subletters so that you don’t get caught out.
It’s a landlord's responsibility to ensure that a rental property is compliant with all safety regulations - from gas certificates to fire safety measures. Here, we talk about every safety regulation you should be aware of.
It’s no secret that the screening process is so important to get right, as it’s the foundations to ensuring an easy and simple tenancy. Here, we offer advice regarding applications, credit and background checks – and everything else you may need to know before selecting your future tenants.
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