Landlords ought to make themselves aware of the proposed changes to licensing requirements for HMO’s otherwise they run the risk they could get caught out! There are currently two types of HMO licensing, these are: Mandatory licencing This applies to all HMOs which have 3 or more storeys and are occupied by 5 or […]
Monthly Archives: January 2017
Capital Gains Tax refers to the gain made after selling, giving or exchanging an asset.
It seems the end of so-called ‘seven day evictions’ is near and gaining possession of your property may be a lengthier process going forward.
Does your rented property have a working smoke alarm? A survey has claimed that more than four in ten tenants in house-shares could be at risk due to not having working smoke alarms. As of 1 October 2015, all landlords were required to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties. But new research […]
Landlords lose £6,500 a year, on average, to damage, repairs and rent arrears. Quite frankly, landlords should never enter into a tenancy without a rent warranty and legal protection. The benefits include consistent and guaranteed rental income in the event that a tenant cannot or will not pay rent. It also includes cover for legal fees involved […]
Should we bring home information packs back? The conservatives have made no less than 2,500 amendments to the Housing & Planning Bill and one of those is to bring back the Home Information Packs which they abolished in 2010! The commencement of the order for the re introduction of the Home Information packs has been […]
One of the biggest surveys of tenants in the private rental sector shows that a narrow majority favour a six month or annual tenancy – not the longer periods suggested by some consumer groups and politicians. The survey was conducted by respected polling organisation You Gov on behalf of Knight Frank and involved some 5,000 […]
There are strict procedures regarding giving notice to tenants, and the exact procedure you should use depends on the type of tenancy agreement and its terms as well as taking into consideration if and how the tenant has broken their agreement. There are 2 types of assured short hold tenancies (AST’s), these are; periodic tenancies, where the agreement […]
Alan Blockley, CEO, was the director of a business consultancy specialising in service and operations, he has worked in delivering change for a variety of companies including Marks and Spencer, BUPA and BOC.
Whether you’re taking on a property that’s let only or managed check out these tips to ensure the tenancy runs smoothly.