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Do I need to provide fire-fighting equipment?

However, many landlords and tenants feel happier if there is something in place should the worst happen. As long as you make sure you are meeting all the required fire safety regulations, there is no problem in providing that little extra safety net.  Remember though, if you choose to take the full belt-and-braces approach, there …

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How do I get tenants ‘swiping right’ on my property ad?

However, as internet consumers, we are often spoilt for choice. The rental market is no different, and tenants can be overwhelmed with the array of properties available to them.  So how can you make yours stand out and be the obvious choice for the discerning online browser? Think of your advert as a shop window …

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Tenant has substance abuse issues. Can I help?

Acting solely as a landlord, when you and your tenant signed the tenancy agreement, you agreed to allow them a right to quiet enjoyment of the property. This means that they are entitled to live in the property as their home, without undue involvement by you.  Unless your tenant’s lifestyle choices doesn’t breach agreed terms …

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Why is a property paper trail so important?

Is your filing legal?  It can be tempting to rip up old documents the minute a new one is in your hand. However, in some cases, this (satisfying) filing process could actually be breaking the law.  In order to comply with the regulation 36(3)(c) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, you are …

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Will you ever be able to evict your tenants?

The ‘eviction revolution’ is really more of an eviction prediction at the moment, but it’s not likely to be bad news for anyone.  There are certainly going to be some changes to the way landlords regain possession of their property once Section 21 is phased out and replaced with a turbocharged Section 8, but how …

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11 Key Learnings From Our Webinar – Your Questions Answered!

Last week we ran a webinar on the changes coming for Section 21 and Section 8 – but in case you missed it, we’ve brought together our key learnings so you don’t have to! Section 8 and Section 21:  Section 21 is still in use – for now At the moment, you can still use …

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Can a Landlord Change the Locks?

There are a fair few do’s and don’ts when it comes to being a landlord, including knowing the rights you have with your property.  Changing the locks is one of the situations that may arise if a landlord-tenant relationship goes sour.  We’ve put this handy guide together detailing everything you need to know about changing …