Right to Rent: Why You Should Check Before the Tenancy Agreement Is Signed

UK right to rent for tenants and landlords explained

Since February 2016, landlords have a new job.  As well as being a landlord, you are also an immigration officer for the government!

The Immigration Act 2014 imposes on all landlords in England (including lodger landlords) the obligation to find out whether the proposed occupants have a ‘right to rent’ property in the UK.

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Accepting DSS Tenants, Couples, Pets & Students

How to accept DSS,, families, students and tenants with pets, without increasing risk

Some landlords limit their tenant-pool by not advertising to certain groups. This is a leading reason why online property adverts sometimes fail to create enquiries and viewings. Put simply, the fewer people you advertise to, the fewer enquiries you will get.

Only around 20% of all households in England are private sector renters (although this is growing). That’s roughly 4.5m households. This means your market for tenants is not huge – especially outside of major cities.

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Six Steps to Becoming a Private Landlord

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Setting up as a private landlord can be fantastic source of income in a world of rock-bottom interest rates and stormy instability. There’s a lot you’ll have to do before you hand your new tenants the keys, but with this comprehensive checklist, you’ll be renting out your property before you know it!

At OpenRent, we’ve set up thousands of tenancies and have written this guide to pass on all the knowledge we’ve picked up. Here is how to set up your property and find the perfect tenants in six easy steps.

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