Since April this year, landlords who own some of the most inefficient properties in the private rental sector have been required to improve these issues with energy efficiency measures, with support available to cover the costs. Under new measures announced following … Continue reading
As part of the Government’s plans to enforce the upcoming lettings fee ban, a new lead enforcement authority will be established for the private rental sector. According to the draft Tenant Fees Bill, which is currently moving through the House of … Continue reading
Living in a shared household can be a fascinating experience. The opportunity to be infused into meeting and living with new people and new cultures is more than guaranteed to develop invaluable life experiences. If you’re managing a house share … Continue reading
Auctions are one of the most varied, interesting and yet risky methods of buying property. They are a great way to avoid the lengthy and uncertain buying process, and there is always the potential to walk away with a … Continue reading
Tomorrow (6 April) introduces the enforcement of banning orders for rogue landlords and letting agents, and the introduction of a database logging their transgressions.
You’ve invested a great deal of time, effort and costs into your property, ensuring it’s ready for a tenant occupancy; yet it remains empty with costs beginning to escalate. Now you’re beginning to ask yourself, why isn’t my property letting?
Cold temperatures can cause pipes to freeze. With the bitter weather brought from the east over the recent days, the conditions are already making their mark on pipes up and down the country. So what can be done to stop … Continue reading
Stepping into the world of property investment for a first time buyer can be intimidating; it’s an expansive venture that is almost impossible to conquer by simply jumping in as if it’s an inviting hot tub. You need a hardened … Continue reading
Over the past few months and certainly heading into the future, pressure has been mounting on landlords to increase the quality of their rental properties and the conditions of their tenancies.
Landlords who are renting out multi-occupied properties at present aren’t necessarily required to hold a house in multiple occupation (HMO) license, subject to the scale of their property. Later this year however, this is set to change.