Not all landlords are bad

Not all landlords are bad

I read some interesting research carried out by the National Landlord Association. In light of the ongoing landlord bashing that seems to happen by the press, governments, and pressure groups on a daily basis, it is refreshing to read the report. It seems just over 80%...

removing tenants

Spare a thought for the landlord

I would like to share with you a situation that happened to us earlier in the year. An elderly lady visited our offices in September with an issue she had with a tenant. Through floods of tears she told me, that her tenants had not paid their...

Do you have troublesome tenants

Do you have troublesome tenants?

It is not news that becoming a landlord will bring with it several financial responsibilities, but while these aspects are often carefully considered by most landlords, there's one area that can be overlooked, the thoughts of the tenants themselves. Unfortunately, not taking this into consideration...

subletting by tenants

Subletting

Do you know who’s living in your property? Subletting is definitely on the increase. We have found a couple of research articles that shows that when surveyed just over 17% of tenants admitted to renting out all or part of their property to someone who...

property short falls

What is right to rent, are you carrying out the right checks?

Immigration checks From 1st February 2016 landlords in England who let private rented accommodation must complete a right to rent check for new tenants. Basically this means checking that tenants have the right to live in the UK before allowing them to rent the property. This is not...

too many tenant removals

How many tenant removals is too many

How many tenant removals is too many? We were carrying out some market research and came across an interesting article regarding tenant evictions and the increase in removing tenants from their homes. According to the Ministry for justice, it seems that more than 170 tenants were...

ignoring the deposit scheme

Is it worth the risk?

We have received a few phone calls this month from Landlords concerned about protecting a tenants’ deposit and the potential consequences of failing to do this correctly. We thought we would do a little digging and it seems that despite all the information about securing...

wrong advice for tenants

Are local authorities perverting the course of justice

Why are local authorities advising tenants to ignore eviction notices that are being served to remove them from a private property? It seems that local authorities are advising tenants to wait until the bailiff turns up to remove them because then the tenant qualifies for...