Even tenants who seem totally reliable on paper can become unable to pay the rent. When this happens, Rent Guarantee Insurance becomes incredibly important. Continue reading “What Is Rent Guarantee Insurance & Why Do Landlords Love it?”
Renting in the UK is unrecognisable from 15 years ago. Properties can be let in just one day – or even a few hours. You just need to know the best times to advertise.
We’ve used OpenRent data to reveal the best month, week, and day to advertise your rental property. Continue reading “When Is the Best Month, Week & Day to Advertise Your Rental Property?”
Universal Credit is rolling out across the UK, with huge consequences for landlords and tenants – yet many are still in the dark about what the new benefit system means for them. Continue reading “8 Things Landlords NEED to Know about Universal Credit”
On 1 December, Scottish landlords will no longer be able to sign a new Short Assured Tenancy. Instead, they will have to sign a new type of agreement to create a tenancy: the Private Residential Tenancy. Continue reading “New Tenancy Rules in Scotland End No-Fault Evictions”
A Bill with plans to make big changes to how landlords can let properties in England has passed its Second Reading. At the centre of the plans is a ban on tenant fees.
We’ve launched a new Rent Calculator! It tells you the rental value of any property, anywhere in the UK. Simply enter your postcode plus a few details.
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Two Kinds of Deposit Protection Scheme
There are two kinds of scheme that landlords can use to register a rental security deposit: custodial and insured.
The main difference between them is simple. Under a custodial scheme, the money is held by the scheme provider; under an insured scheme, the landlord can keep the money in their own bank account during the tenancy.
A Failed Rental Reference Doesn’t Mean the End of the Road
It sounds confusing, but just because a tenant fails referencing or a credit check, it doesn’t necessarily mean that letting your property to them is a bad idea.
Finding the right tenants is the main challenge of being a private landlord, and referencing is the best tool at your disposal. But the Pass or Fail on your referencing report isn’t the be all and end all of whether an enquiry will turn out to be a good tenant.
Here to take us through just how to interpret the result of your referencing report is Priya Gill from UK referencing company Rentguard.
Landlords are seeing a big increase in regulation. Over the last few years, there have been many changes to housing licenses, minimum property standards, immigration checks and more.
Many landlords fear that they have forgotten to do something important. So we’ve made a checklist of legal landlord responsibilities you must perform when letting a property. The checklist ensures that you can easily check whether you are fully compliant with the law.
A section 21 notice is one of the most common ways for a tenant to be evicted from an assured shorthold tenancy in the UK. This one passage of housing law has had a huge impact on millions of landlords and tenants, but it has a troubled legal history. Here to take us through it is legal expert Tessa Shepperson. Continue reading “Section 21: Eviction, Possession & Notice to Quit”