What expenses are landlords able to claim back on? There are two types of expenses for landlords which are: business expenditure and capital expenditure. By the end of this blog you will have a clear understanding of which types of spending fall into which expenditure category and you will also know which can be claimed back on. […]
Around 36% of UK landlords have had a tenant abandon a property.
By asking a tenant to attend a viewing and discussing the property’s condition together, any problems can be resolved more quickly. This will help to prevent disputes particularly over the return of the tenant’s deposit.’
Clean properties let quicker! Reports by Industry bodies such as The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks and the Tenant Deposit Scheme show that cleaning issues are one of the most common cause of dispute between Landlords and Tenants and 56% of deposit disputes are down to cleanliness.
When a tenant vacates a rental property they can sometimes leave behind certain possessions. Often these are not of any value, but they may later claim that they were either irreplaceable or of high or sentimental value, so landlords must be cautious when it comes to discarding these items.
Property for Rental Once a landlord has the consent to let it is a good idea for them to get their property up to a condition that will attract prospective tenants and achieve maximum rent.
Many tenant and landlord relationships become strained due to issues regarding maintenance and who is responsible for fixing those issues. Letting Agents and landlords are responsible for sorting certain regulated issues, however, not everything falls into the same category. Responsibilities of lettings agents and landlords Safety, security and sanitation are the three main areas that […]
One of the biggest issues landlords face is whether to accept tenants with pets. According to a survey conducted by lettingaproperty.com 68% of landlords now accept tenants who have dogs and cats. Lets with Pets was set up by Dogs Trust in 2009, it is a scheme which highlights the benefits of taking on tenants with […]
The Government has announced that from 1 February 2016 all private landlords in England will have to check new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. Under the new rules, landlords who fail to check a potential tenant’s ‘Right to Rent’ will face penalties of up to £3,000 […]
Revenge evictions are being tackled in a law that came into force on 1 October 2015. The Government is also planning to increase fines for housing offences. Illegal evictions have a current fine limit of £5,000, with this removed, offenders will be liable to a potentially unlimited fine. Its paper, Review of Property Conditions in the Private Rented Sector, was […]