Tips for letting to pet owners28-11-2023
It’s safe to say that we are a nation of pet lovers, and around 57% of a UK households are home to furry friends. However, some landlords in the past have been hesitant to allow tenants with pets. This means that pet owners have often struggled to find suitable accommodation to house both themselves and their […]
Pet Damage in Rented Property22-11-2023
The Renters Reform Bill will ensure landlords cannot unfairly turn down a tenant’s request to have a pet in their home, and tenants will be able to challenge unfair decisions. We all know that pets can sometimes cause damage to homes, in fact, dogs alone are estimated to cause at least £1.5 billion in property […]
Are tenants allowed to have pets?08-09-2023
Pets are adorable – except when they are chewing up your furnished rental property and depreciating the value of your rental yield. Can you relate? Where do your rights as a landlord stand and what restrictions can you enforce before and during a tenancy? It’s one thing having a small poodle who appears quite charming at […]
How many pets can you have in a rental property?11-07-2022
The subject of pets in rental properties has been a much-talked-about one in recent times, thanks in large part not just to increasing pet ownership in the UK, but also several eye-catching government initiatives. One of those initiatives was, in January 2021, the introduction of a new standard tenancy agreement that the government said would […]
Using the Landlord Law Pets Agreement and Information Form27-04-2022
The Model Tenancy Agreement now says pets are allowed by default. This means landlords need to be accommodating if a responsible tenant with a well-behaved pet makes a written request to keep one. Whilst landlords can still refuse to allow tenants to keep pets, they must provide a reasonable excuse in writing within a 28-day […]
The most popular types of pets in rented property13-12-2021
Let’s face it, attitudes towards renting have shifted considerably over the past few decades. Today, renting is no longer seen as a short-term option to fall back on if you can’t afford to buy a home. In fact, homeownership in the UK has plunged, with adults in their prime working age being three times more likely […]
Pros and cons of being a pet-friendly landlord18-11-2021
Understandably, many landlords are on the fence about opening their doors to pets. If you’ve been in the landlord game for a while, you’ve probably heard countless horror stories about other landlords’ experiences with pet owners. But pet-friendly properties don’t have to be a source of worry. Recently-introduced standard tenancy agreements mean that it’s difficult […]
Pet Fouling and Odours in Rented Property06-10-2020
Many landlords and pets have an infamously difficult relationship. Although it is much harder now for landlords to enforce a blanket ‘no pets’ clause, it is fair to say that tenants still often struggle to convince their landlords to welcome their cats, dogs, rabbits, and other pets into rented homes. There are a few different reasons for […]
Flea Infestation in Rented Property05-03-2020
With animals often come fleas. No matter how clean a pet is kept, simply a walk in the park or a sniff in the garden can result in fleas. Most responsible pet owners will give their animal regular flea treatments to avoid this, but the problem can quickly get out of hand if they don’t. […]
Pet Allergies in Rented Property11-10-2019
There are many good reasons for a landlord having a pet-friendly policy – more rental applicants to choose from and lower tenant turnover to name but a few – however many landlords choose not to allow pets, despite it becoming quite difficult to enforce a blanket pet ban. Pets should be considered on a case-by-case […]
Pets in Rented Property03-09-2018
For tenants with furry friends, finding rental property that will allow pets can be a real obstacle. Many landlords employ a ‘no pets’ policy, and they have their reasons. However, with a growing number of people having little choice but to rent well into their 30s, the views and laws on pets in rentals could […]
Pets Jargon Buster03-09-2018
From puppies to parrots, if you are going to be allowing pets into your rental property then it’s important to be clued up on your tenants furry friends. Our pets jargon buster provides you with a breakdown and definition of all the words and phrases that are commonly used throughout this section of our advice […]
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.
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Landlord Insurance Advice
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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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