Landlords want high-quality tenants at their viewings. That means tenants who have read the property description and understand the kind of tenancy that the landlord is looking for.
There’s nothing more frustrating than driving to a viewing just for the tenant to have misread the move-in date or the maximum number of occupants! Clearly, vetting tenants before you conduct viewings and referencing makes good sense.
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Landlords often ask us how to switch from their current letting agent to OpenRent. It’s really simple.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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?
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”.
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