Tenancy Management


    Don’t Get Court Out: Maintenance Issues Could See You In Court

    Many landlords fall foul of small mistakes that can lead to fines or even a day in court Being a landlord can feel fraught with pitfalls, especially when it comes to ensuring that you and your tenant are on the same page with regards to property maintenance.  Your property is an asset, and you want …


      Rent to Rent Schemes: Too Good to be True?

      Rent to Rent: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Property Admit it: at some time or other you’ve seen an amazing new product, imagined it solving all your problems and bought it straight away. Then three months later it’s gathering dust and you realise you’ve thrown away a few quid with no benefit. …


        What do I do about anti-social behaviour complaints?

        I’ve had anti-social behaviour complaints about my tenant, what should I do? Anti-social behaviour ranges from playing music too loudly and dumping rubbish on the street, all the way through to threatening, abusive and violent behaviour.  Many people will encounter some form of anti-social behaviours at one time or another, but if the perpetrators are …


          Subletting: What you need to know

          Subletting is when a tenant who is renting a property then rents part, or all, of that property to another person. Whether you are a tenant looking to let out a room in your rented house, a landlord navigating the legalities of the comings and goings in the student flat share you rent out, or …


            The Ins and Outs of Breathing Space

            What is ‘Breathing Space’? Breathing Space is the informal name for the Debt Respite Scheme, which was introduced by the government in England and Wales during the pandemic when many people found themselves suddenly in tough financial situations and unable to keep up with rent, mortgage payments or bills.  The scheme gives people a minimum …


              Is Your Own Workspace the Key to a Happy Work From Home Life?

              Thanks to Covid, millions of us began working from home in March 2020 – but has this affected an otherwise happy home life? Almost overnight homes had to adapt to become workspaces, and partners and housemates became co-workers. The hourly commute was swapped for a few seconds’ walk to the home desk; train fare and …


                Should I allow tenants to smoke in my properties?

                As a general rule, landlords don’t allow tenants to smoke in their properties. But why is this – and should you consider relaxing the rule? Smoking can cause damage to your property, from staining the walls, to lingering smells in soft furnishings and the possibility of burns, not to mention the potential fire risk! Once …


                  Should I rent out my 3 room house as an HMO or single let?

                  As a landlord, making the right choice for your property is key. So if you have a property with multiple rooms, should you rent it as a HMO or a single let? There is, of course, no straightforward answer for this, as it all depends on you and what works best for you and your …


                    My tenant is elderly, do I have a duty of care?

                    As a landlord, you are responsible for your tenant’s safety in your property, but are you more responsible for an elderly tenant? It’s worth noting here that age doesn’t mean infirmity. Just because you have an older tenant doesn’t mean they need extra support or that you need to worry about them at all!  However, …

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