With the introduction of Selective Licensing across many cities and towns in the UK, dealing with anti-social behaviour in your properties is more important now than it ever has been! This guide will show you how to handle tenants who are being antisocial and how to mediate effectively if you own an HMO in Leicester where your tenants are falling out with each other. Just complete the form below and your guide will be emailed to you immediately!
Being a self-managing landlord is scary, you're responsible for keeping on top of the 150+ pieces of legislation that apply to private rented housing that, should you fall foul of any of them, could see you on the receiving end of hefty fines and even a prison sentence. This article tells you what you need to know to be a legally compliant landlord in England (though references to local authorities will be with Leicester City Council in mind, each local authorities may have slightly different rules). These tips should enable you to put your best foot forward in the [...]
Without doubt 2019 has so far proved a year of change within the buy to let sector. At a time of Brexit uncertainty, political and economic uncertainty, what can landlords expect from the private rental sector in the second half of 2019? Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited, looks at some of the trends set to continue. Setting the scene The first half of 2019 has brought wide-sweeping changes to the private rental market and it will inevitably take time for stakeholders to become accustomed to the new requirements. The Tenant Fees Act [...]
It doesn’t take much imagination to imagine the consequences of non-payment of rent; not only does it impede your ability to pay your mortgage or other costs associated with being a landlord and when left to spiral out of control, it can have devastating effects on your investment, including repossession if there are debts associated with the property purchase and it may likely even result in homelessness; It could also have an adverse effect on your overall opinion of being a landlord. Therefore, it is imperative to deal swiftly with rent arrears and solve any problems preferably before they arise. In this guide, you’ll learn good [...]
Being a landlord is brilliant, owning high yielding properties, the day to day management of your properties, liaising with tenants, dealing with their issues, often having to take on responsibilities of housing providers and social workers as you help your tenants to budget their money to ensure next month's rent comes rolling in... But it's not all fun and roses. Have you considered all the laws you have to be aware of? Last year, we released an article detailing more than 125 laws you need to be aware of as a landlord if you're letting property in the United Kingdom and property [...]