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 came into force on 1st June 2019. At the centre of the new rules is a ban on tenant fees, including admin and agency fees.Continue reading “Tenant Fees Act (2019): What Landlords Need to Know”
From 20th March 2019, tenants in England will have new powers to fight unfit housing — including the ability to sue landlords for not carrying out repair work.
The Bill was originally championed by Karen Buck MP, and was given much attention after the fire at Grenfell Tower. Continue reading “Homes (Fitness) Act Allows Tenants to Sue Landlords over Property Condition”
Many landlords use their own tenancy agreements: sometimes using the same old agreement over and over again for years or even decades!
But the law around renting evolves rapidly and your trusty old contract is probably full of errors.