Who pays what during a tenancy, particularly energy bills, can cause confusion between landlord and tenant. And it isn't just who pays for the quarterly running costs. What happens if an appliance breaks down? Or if bills go unpaid? Hopefully, we can clear up some of the confusion here.
The number of landlords investing in property has fallen by 9.1 per cent for the first time. However, buy-to-let can still be a popular source of income for many landlords. Are you considering investing in a buy-to-let property? We’ve put together a list of the benefits and risks associated with buy-to-let.
Time is money and there's never enough time in the day. It’s a familiar story for anyone who's self-employed. And it's certainly true for landlords. Especially those who have a portfolio of properties.
Is your rental starting to look its age? Been awhile since you updated the property? Fixtures and fittings past their sell-by date? Or maybe you've just added a new rental to your portfolio that's looking a little jaded? It's time to modernise.
Are you looking to sell your existing property or even invest in an additional property? A good first step in that process is getting your property valued. This process is important as it provides a fair and unbiased figure for those looking to buy, sell or let a property.
All tenants have the right to ‘quiet enjoyment’. This means a right to privacy. Unreasonable demands for access from the landlord would undermine that right.
If you're going down the HMO route, what are the things you need to know and how can you manage your property without using an estate agent? We'll look at these questions in this article.
The government has recently announced plans to abolish Section 21 evictions as part of its overall plan to overhaul the housing market.
Despite the south-east as a whole enjoying a vibrant economy and rising prices, there are still affordable towns near London. Communities which meet the demands of both landlord and tenant.
It's fair to say as a private landlord you'll spend a lot of your time thinking about the rent. Will the tenant pay it this month? Am I charging enough? And probably the biggest question. Should I raise the rent?
As a private landlord, you have a duty of care towards your tenant. You also have legal obligations too. Many of them concerning safety standards. In this article, we'll look at landlord legal requirements, the rules regarding safety and the Fitness for Human Habitation Act. In short the obligations, you have to provide a safe and secure home for your tenant.
The new tax year, which started last month on the 6th April, has seen a host of tax changes, including amendments to capital gains tax and income tax. Here’s what you need to know about the reduction in mortgage interest tax relief.