If you choose to use our Rent Now tenancy creation service, then you’ll be using our standard contract. It’s an industry-leading contract that has been designed to reflect best practice while also meeting the needs of real landlords.Continue reading “How to Add Custom Clauses to OpenRent’s Contract (AST)”
What is a Section 13 Notice?
Section 13 is a way for landlords to increase the rent they charge for a property. It refers to Section 13 of the Housing Act (1988).
Landlords can only use Section 13 for assured periodic tenancies. These are tenancies that are not within a fixed term. For example, the fixed term may have expired, meaning the tenancy has automatically become a periodic tenancy.Continue reading “How to Increase the Rent by Serving a Section 13 Notice”
Setting up a new tenancy can be confusing. Rules and laws have probably changed since the last time you let your property — especially with the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act (2019).Continue reading “A Guide to Holding Deposits for Landlords”
Our May newsletter revealed that a 90% of landlords oppose the Government’s plan to end Section 21 evictions. Over 800 landlords voted in our poll, making it a very credible assessment of the mood on this issue.
We’re analysing our rental data to bring landlords valuable insights on how to find great tenants quickly.
By looking at the most popular times for tenants to view your advert, and send you a message, we can learn some valuable lessons.
If you are letting property in the UK and need to find tenants quickly, you can do no better than to advertise your property on both Rightmove and Zoopla at the same time.Continue reading “How to Advertise a Property on Rightmove and Zoopla as a Private Landlord”
Have you been offered a ‘nil deposit scheme’ from your agent? It’s an offering that is getting people talking. But should you say yes?Read more
In case you missed it, the Government has announced plans to end Section 21 evictions. They promise “the biggest change to the private rented sector in a generation”.Continue reading “Section 21 Evictions to Be Abolished: What Landlords Need to Know”
A verdict of the High Court has slammed the Government’s Right to Rent scheme. The mandatory document checks were called “discriminatory”, with “little or no effect” on immigration.
The Tenant Fees Act will come into force on 1st June 2019. At the centre of the new laws is a ban on tenant fees, including admin and agency fees.