Kate is a first-time landlord who trusted OpenRent to find tenants and create her first ever tenancy. With our speedy, safe and convenient Rent Now tenancy creation service, she wasn’t disappointed! Continue reading “Customer Story: Kate B”
Landlord law expert Tessa Shepperson explains everything about periodic tenancies, contract renewals, and what to do when your AST’s minimum term is about to expire!
Continue reading “Going Periodic: What Happens When a Tenancy’s Fixed Term Ends?”
A ban on letting fees was announced back in 2016, so why isn’t it in place yet? Our infographic explains all…
A great way to put tenants off your property is to demand a big lump-sum payment before they can move in. This lump-sum is usually the amalgamation of:
- Holding deposit
- Security deposit (six week’s rent)
- First month’s rent upfront
- Agency fees
- Referencing, inventory, etc.
It isn’t uncommon for these fees to add up to well over £2,000 per tenant. Continue reading “Are You Putting off Good Tenants with High Upfront Costs?”
By the end of this post, you will know how much rent to charge. Even better, it’s all broken down into just two simple steps.
Tessa Shepperson of Landlord Law explains why its more important than ever to get on top of recent changes to rental legislation. Continue reading “How to Get Up to Date with Landlord Law (& Have Fun at the Same Time!)”
We’ve just secured £4.4m of investment from Global Founders Capital. Hooray for us, right?
Sure, we’re happy. But here’s why that matters for you.
Since February last year, 2016, if you are a landlord, you 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.
Timing your rental property’s entry to the market is key to making the most of your advertising. Here is everything you need to know, with concrete steps you can take to ensure your advert does the best it can. Continue reading “When to Put Your Property on the Market”