Advice for Landlords

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An Investor's Guide to Becoming a Landlord 

With interest rates still fairly low, letting residential property can offer a viable long-term alternative but what do you need to know. Read more...

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What is Client Money Protection (CMP)?

If you were to book a holiday, you wouldn’t hand over thousands of pounds to a travel agent without knowing your money was safe. The same goes for a property agent. Read more...

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What Does a Letting Agent Do?

Letting agents can find tenants to move in, complete referencing, inspect or maintain the property throughout the tenancy and more. Read more...

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Top Tips for Renting Out Your Home

If you’re thinking about letting out your home, there are a number of important factors to consider before putting it up for rent. From practical advice to legal responsibilities, our handy guide has got you covered. Read more...

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Landlord Jargon Explained

As a landlord, there's a whole host of terminology, acronyms and organisations you need to be aware of. This list covers some of the most common terms you may come across as a landlord, and what they all mean. More info...

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How to Complain About Your Letting Agent

You have the right to complain about your letting agent, providing the complaint is legitimate. We’ve put together examples of complaints you may have and how to properly report them. More info...

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Deposit-free renting schemes

Check out our fact sheet on the alternatives to the traditional ‘cash’ tenancy security deposit. Companies often referred to as a ‘deposit-free’ or a ‘deposit replacement’ scheme are gaining traction, with a number of new suppliers emerging. More info...

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Landlord's Tax Considerations

The Government has hit landlords hard over the past 12 months with changes to the tax they pay and can claim back. Here we outline the tax rules which landlords need to consider. More info...

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Fair Wear and Tear

At the end of the tenancy, proposed deductions must be reasonable, proportionate and in excess of fair wear and tear. More info...

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Fitness for Human Habitation UK

Privately rented properties in the UK have certain standards of living they need to adhere to, by law, so that the property is safe, comfortable and suitable to be lived in. It is the landlord's responsibility for ensuring their property is fit for human habitation. More info...

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9 Things Accidental or First Time Landlords Must Know

With the ever-growing number of laws governing the private rented sector, becoming a landlord for the first time can be somewhat daunting. Here are a few top tips to make sure you understand your legal obligations so you can be sure that you don't fall foul of landlord legislation. More info...

Regulated letting agents

Is Your Letting Agent Regulated?

The UK's Private Rented Sector can be a confusing place. With housing under the remit of the devolved governments, it means that the rules can vary quite dramatically across the different countries. More info...

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How Energy Efficient Is Your Buy-To-Let Property?

With a growing focus on climate change and a generation of tenants becoming increasingly ‘green’, maximising the energy efficiency of your rental property can prove hugely beneficial. More info...

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Recycling and Waste Management

Recycling is one of the best ways for people to have a positive impact on the world in which we live. It’s vitally important that letting agents, landlords and tenants understand the importance of recycling and their responsibilities before, during and after a tenancy. More info...

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What's Happening to Section 8 and Section 21?

The Government recently announced plans to remove Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 and improve Section 8 eviction grounds. More info...

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Evicting Tenants – Do’s and Don’ts

To begin the eviction process and seek possession, you must follow strict procedures in order to have a tenant removed from your property. We have compiled a list of do’s and don’ts. More info...

Safety

Safety – It’s More Than Smoke Alarms and Gas Checks

When it comes to being a responsible landlord, the most importance must be put on the safety of tenants. There are around 150 laws now that apply to landlords when they come to letting a property. More info...

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The complete Stamp Duty and Land Tax guide

When it comes to purchasing additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy-to-let properties, buyers now have to fork out more in land tax fees. More info...

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10 Tips to Protect Your Home When Your Tenants Are on Holiday

There's a good chance at some point during the year that your tenants may head off for a holiday, leaving your property empty, and potentially vulnerable. Here are our tips to ensure your property remains protected while your tenants are away. More info...

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How We Protect You

You need an agent that you can trust and rely on when issues arise. The quality of the agent makes a real difference. More info...

How to rent guide

Government's How to Rent in England guide

All landlords must provide their tenants with this guide when their tenancy begins. Make sure you're sending the most up-to-date guide. Read more...

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Principled, Professional, Propertymark Protected

If you're looking to let your property, you need an agent that you can trust and rely on. The quality of the agent makes a real difference. Find a Propertymark Protected letting agent in your area.

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