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Know Your Housing Market

Landlord Know Your Housing Market

With the government seeking to tip the balance towards owner occupiers and away from buy to lets the prospects appear to be relatively unfavourable for landlords.

Understanding the housing market and demography should influence everything private landlords do when planning future investments; everything from population change, housing standards and government policy should inform your next property investment. Continue reading Know Your Housing Market

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Landlords, Do You Know Your Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards?

Landlords, Do You Know Your Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards?

With regulations changing, do not get caught out with a property you are not able to legally rent out.

The government has now introduced a minimum energy efficiency standard in April 2018 and it applies to all privately rented properties that are legally required to have an EPC and where rooms are let on one of the qualifying tenancy types in England and Wales. These regulations do not affect sales properties. Continue reading Landlords, Do You Know Your Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards?

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How to reduce your tax bill as a landlord

How to reduce your tax bill as a landlord

How to reduce your tax bill as a landlord by deducting many of the expenses you incur when letting out a property.

How these work and what you can claim and allowable expenses a landlord can claim

The annual investment allowance for landlords, Changes to landlords’ ‘wear and tear allowance’
What qualifies for the ‘replacement of domestic items relief and How does the ‘replacement of domestic items relief’ work?

Continue reading How to reduce your tax bill as a landlord

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Top 4 Tips To Equip New LandLords

Top 4 Tips To Equip New LandLords

All sorts of people rent these days – some as a lifestyle choice, others because they can’t afford to buy, and many will be renting long-term. They want a property that feels like a home, not a stopgap, so if the property does not meet today’s expected standards, the tenant will either treat it badly or find a better one and most of the time leaving landlords with a possible costly headache or even threatened legal action against them. Continue reading Top 4 Tips To Equip New LandLords

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How to apply for Council Tax Exemption For Landlords

How to apply for Council Tax Exemption For Landlords

It’s always a tragic day when the Government conjures up a new and way of squeezing extra pennies out of landlords.
The current landlord news which landlords are moaning a little about is paying council tax when a tenant moves out and the property becomes vacant.

Continue reading How to apply for Council Tax Exemption For Landlords

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How to keep your tenants safe?

How to keep your tenants safe?

Landlords are being fined heavily for not being compliant with legislation and in some cases, they are given prison sentences for noncompliance. “ignorance of the law is not a defence.”

A landlord who considers it his duty to give due care and attention to his tenants will comply with all legislation and have peace of mind.

Continue reading How to keep your tenants safe?

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How do Landlords know what is Fair Wear and Tear?

How do Landlords know what is Fair Wear and Tear?

As with many landlords assessing fair, wear and tear can be difficult especially when many landlords believe that the property should be returned to them in the same condition as at the start of the tenancy. As the landlord you are not entitled to betterment (to end up in a financially or materially better position) from when you start the tenancy to at the end of the tenancy. Continue reading How do Landlords know what is Fair Wear and Tear?

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How to find Tenants for your rental property and where do landlords advertise.

How to find Tenants for your rental property and where do landlords advertise.

If you want to find tenants quickly for your rental, prospective tenants need to be able to find you. Learn seven popular methods to fill your property and seven tried methods by landlords. Continue reading How to find Tenants for your rental property and where do landlords advertise.

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How to fix common problems that landlords face when renting a property

How to fix common problems that landlords face when renting a property

Renting out a house or an apartment provides a constant income source for property owners. However, landlords often must deal with some common problems. While background checks and high standards can help to reduce the number of troublesome incidents, a few common problems seem to crop up anyway. Knowledge of what might happen is a valuable tool for landlords. Continue reading How to fix common problems that landlords face when renting a property

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How a Landlord deals with a tenant who complains about damp and mould

How a Landlord deals with a tenant who complains about damp and mould

It’s that time of year again when Landlords start receiving numerous telephone calls from tenants complaining about damp and mould problems in their properties.

Different types of damp can affect a property in different ways, and it is important to identify the type of damp you have as soon as possible. There will be different root causes for the different types of damp and various ways of dealing with them. Continue reading How a Landlord deals with a tenant who complains about damp and mould