There is often confusion around the topic of utilities. Even with the tenants’ names on the bill, landlords can still be responsible in some cases. We’ll guide you through the topic of utilities here.
Do landlords have to provide internet?29-04-2022
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.
Can a landlord claim for a new boiler?4-03-2022
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? Let’s explain.
What certificates do landlords need to provide?20-01-2022
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 with the full range of landlord certificates - either at the start of the tenancy or at tenancy renewal - your pocket could be hit by considerable legal costs. What matters most is that you could potentially put your tenant in unnecessary danger.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Amina was very helpful in sorting out my landlord’s insurance and spotted an error in my cover which helped reduce my premium.
We are first time landlords and you gave good advice and the process was easy and good value.
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