Landlord law expert Tessa Shepperson explains the law behind letting a company rent your residential property for the use of their employees or guests. Continue reading “Company Lets: What Are They & How Are They Different?”
50 people a year die from Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning in the UK. A further 4,000 are treated in hospital. Frustratingly, it’s all completely preventable.
In England and Wales, landlords are under no legal obligation to supply CO alarms in most cases. Continue reading “Help Us Save Lives: Tenant Carbon Monoxide Survey”
Currently, landlords in England and Wales are only required to install a Carbon Monoxide alarm if the property has a solid fuel-burning appliance. Click the link below to complete our survey on Carbon Monoxide in the private rental sector and help us raise awareness!
You are no longer able to let a property in England and Wales without an EPC rating of E or above. Over one million dwellings would not currently pass the new rules, and could face huge fines.Continue reading “Time Running Out for Landlords Meeting New EPC Rules (2018 & 2020)”
A dodgy boiler is the most common problem that UK tenants face. In fact, nearly a third of tenants have experienced a lack of hot water or central heating during their tenancy.
This post explains everything about periodic tenancies, rolling tenancy contracts, renewals, and what to do when your AST’s minimum (fixed) term is about to expire!Continue reading “Going Periodic: What Happens When a Tenancy’s Fixed Term Ends?”
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?”
By the end of this post, you will know how much rent to charge. Even better, it’s all broken down into just two simple steps.