Time Running Out for Landlords Meeting New EPC Rules (2018)

New EPC Regulations for April 2018 and 2020

From next year, you won’t be able to rent out your property unless it passes an efficiency test. Over one million dwellings in England and Wales would not currently pass the new rules, and could face huge fines.

To make sure you don’t fall foul, EPC Expert Tom Harrington takes us through the new rules and what you need to do to make your property compliant in time. Continue reading “Time Running Out for Landlords Meeting New EPC Rules (2018)”

Are You Putting off Good Tenants with High Upfront Costs?

deterring tenants from applying to your property with high cost move in moneys

A great way to put tenants off your property is to demand a big lump-sum payment before they can move in. This lump-sum is usually the amalgamation of:

  • Holding deposit
  • Security deposit (six week’s rent)
  • First month’s rent upfront
  • Agency fees
  • Referencing, inventory, etc.

It isn’t uncommon for these fees to add up to well over £2,000 per tenant. Continue reading “Are You Putting off Good Tenants with High Upfront Costs?”