So, you’re ready to let your property out. What’s the best way to get started?
The vast majority of private landlords are honest and hard-working. They provide a well appointed and clean property at a reasonable rent and will attend promptly to any issues their tenant may have. Unfortunately, as in any profession or industry, there are some bad apples.
We’ve discussed elsewhere on this blog the value of building a tenant-landlord relationship. How a good relationship with mutual respect can help a tenancy run smoothly. But what happens when that relationship is closer than normal? When your tenant is your friend.
On the 20th March 2019, the government introduced the Fitness for Human Habitation Act. This law, which is also known as the Homes Act, essentially ensures that all rental properties are deemed safe. While the majority of landlords will only rent out properties that are safe, the new law protects tenants should their landlord fail to keep them safe.
Here are 5 of our best advice for making a good impression with potential tenants and maintaining a healthy and positive relationship with your tenants.