How often should a landlord replace a carpet?04-01-2024
Carpets can easily become damaged or stained during tenancies. Red wine spillage, makeup stains, hair dye disasters, pet damage, fire damage, or the like can all cause irreversible damage to carpets. It can. be difficult to know how often you would need to replace your carpets as a landlord. In cases such as these, landlords […]
What certificates do landlords need to provide?31-07-2023
On the surface, renting a property seems quite simple. However, being a landlord comes with a myriad of legal responsibilities that are designed to protect both you and your tenant. Before you rent your property, you need to carry out a range of safety checks and retain the documents as evidence. If you cannot provide your tenant […]
Can a landlord refuse a smart meter?30-07-2023
With the cost of living increasing and energy bills increasing, smart meters are all the rage right now. Smart meters allow you to record exactly how much gas and electricity is being used. They accurately record the amount of energy used and avoid either the landlord or tenant being overcharged. As a landlord, you may have […]
How to make a rental property more energy efficient30-08-2022
Cost of living crisis after cost of living crisis and constantly rising energy bills have made many landlords curious about how they can make their property more energy efficient. Energy bills have increased for around 22 million energy consumers – and they’re expected to go up again later this year when Ofgem announces the winter […]
Do landlords have to provide internet?29-04-2022
Do landlords have to provide internet? Let’s face it, the rental market is more competitive than ever. If you want to have a stream of prospective tenants eager to move into your property, there are a myriad of market standards you may need to meet. It’s all about getting your property rent-ready – be it […]
Can a landlord claim for a new boiler?04-03-2022
Your tenant has just rang you up to say that the boiler has broken and the engineer can’t fix it. It’s time for a new boiler. No landlord wants to hear those dreaded words, but fear not. You may be able to claim some money back. So, can a landlord claim for a new boiler? […]
What electrical certificates do landlords need?19-11-2021
In 2020, the government introduced a guide to mandatory electrical safety inspections for landlords in a move to improve safety in the private rented sector. There are a number of actions that landlords must take to ensure that they comply with the latest regulations. We’ll fill you in on what electrical certificates you need. What do the Electrical […]
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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