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Landlords Should Be Prepared To Do Things Properly


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Landlord’s Need To Be Prepared For Responsibility All UK private rental sector landlords are legally obliged to provide a safe and secure habitable environment for their tenants to live in, just as it should be, however some PRS landlords remain uncertain about what this actually means. There are many things around properties that can be [...]


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FCA Monitoring Buy To Let Mortgage Applications


Thursday, May 29, 2014

FCA Looking For Fraudulent Buy To Let Mortgage Applications The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are on the lookout for fraudulent buy to let mortgage applications following the introduction of tighter affordability rules on residential mortgages under the Mortgage Market Review (MMR). Under MMR, all applicants face tougher questions about their lifestyle to ensure they [...]


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Dealing With Problem Tenants


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Practical Advice For Dealing With Problem Tenants It is important for all landlords to be consistently polite, courteous and professional at all times when dealing with problem tenants, even if the tenants don’t behave quite the same way. Renting property is your business and you need to you treat it as such and always behave [...]


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Bad Tenant’s Identified By Referencing


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Comprehensive Tenant Referencing Saves Landlords Time, Stress And Money! The number of bad tenants trying to apply for rental properties in the UK’s private rented sector (PRS) is on the rise, according to a number of lettings agencies. Letting agents who conduct thorough tenant referencing checks on all applicants have reported an increase in the [...]


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Avoid Rent Arrears This Christmas


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Landlords Need To Take Action Now To Prevent Rent Arrears Many UK private rental sector landlords without rent guarantee insurance may find that a number of their tenants will choose to put Christmas before paying the rent, leading to increased financial pressure for landlords and the threat of eviction for non paying tenants. Tenants often [...]


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Tenant Referencing Helps Landlords Avoid Tenants From Hell


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tenant Referencing Works! UK PRS landlords who have empty rental properties over the Christmas and New Year holidays won’t be full of festive spirit, in fact without changing the way they operate many landlords could be very “Bah, Humbug!” Empty rental properties do not generate income, leaving landlords to cover the buy-to-let mortgage payments from [...]


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Property Repossessions At Five Year Low


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Property Repossession Figures Reported To Be Better Than Expected The latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) shows that the number of residential properties being repossessed has fallen to its lowest level since 2008, the figures include private residential properties and Buy-To-Let properties within the UK private rental sector. The CML data reveals [...]


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1 in 4 UK Landlords Don’t Have Correct Insurance


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The UK buy-to-let market is currently thriving, however new research by AXA Business Insurance has revealed that thousands of UK landlords have left themselves and their tenants exposed through lack of adequate insurance protection and many have very little financial back up should the worst happen. Data from the AXA Business Insurance survey suggests that [...]


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Half Of UK Landlords Don’t Trust Letting Agents


Thursday, August 22, 2013

  Self Management Of Rental Property Is Preferred To Letting Agents New research published by Direct Line for Business has revealed that over half of UK private rental sector (PRS) landlords prefer to deal directly with tenants themselves, bypassing letting agent’s fees and avoiding binding long term management contracts. The research found that 63% of [...]


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Buy-To-Let Property Maintenance – The Essentials


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Buy-To-Let Maintenance Is Better Than Expensive Repairs Conducting timely repairs on buy-to-let property as they arise and conducting regular property maintenance on rental properties can be the difference between owning an income producing asset or financial ruin for many buy-to-let landlords. Maximising profit from rental properties is not always straight forward, however if buy-to-let landlords are not prepared [...]


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