Tips for Landlords

There are some things every landlord should know. We’ve put together this guide to give you advice, support and information about how to protect your property, keep your tenants happy and deal appropriately with any issues as they arise.

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Your rights for inspecting or viewing a property

house Your rights for inspecting or viewing a property as a landlord

One of the main causes of tension between landlords and tenants is a misunderstanding of the landlord’s right to inspect their property. Here's a rundown of what you can and can't do...

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Landlords are obliged, by law, to secure their tenant's deposits in a specialist protection scheme - we look at the rules and the options you have for ensuring you’re compliant.

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house What‘s The Housing Act 1988 and what rights does it give me?

The Housing Act 1988 is one of the leading statutes governing property law in England. But what do you need to know, and do, to ensure you comply with the law? Here's the key points...

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As a landlord, you'll need to ensure your property's fit for tenants to live in, and keep it maintained to avoid any costly problems arising. Here are some simple steps for essential property maintenance...

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gbp What rent should I charge?

Whether you're a new landlord, or you've invested in another property to add to your portfolio - you'll need to know how to set an appropriate rent that's suitable for the type of property and the area it's in.

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tip icon How do you evict a tenant?

Hopefully you won't have to evict one of your tenants - as it can be of the most difficult parts of being a landlord. But if you do have to resort to eviction, we can help make it an easier process... 

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tip icon Should I furnish my let property?

So you've acquired, or invested in, a buy-to-let property and it's almost ready to be let to tenants. But one question remains - do you fully furnish, part furnish, or leave it bare? We look at your options...

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tip icon How do you reduce the risk of problem tenants?

The majority of tenants are great - looking after your property and paying their rent on time. But how do you ensure you avoid the small minority who could cause you problems?

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Lets for the disabled

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How do you make your buy-to-let property suitable for tenants with disabilities? We look at the legislation, support options and how much it could cost to make the necessary modifications...

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tip icon What's landlords insurance and do I need to consider it?

What is specialist landlord insurance and why might you need it? How does it differ from other types of cover? Here's all you need to know about why, and how, you should protect your rental properties.

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Property viewings maximise potential

tip icon Property viewings: maximising your potential

When you show a tenant round your buy-to-let property, you obviously want them to like it as much as you do. To save you time, and help you attract great tenants, here are our top tips... 

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tip icon Protect your property against the perils of winter

Winter can be especially difficult when it comes to property maintenance and the cold weather can wreak havoc on buildings. From frozen pipes to broken boilers and even fallen trees, we help you prepare.

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tip icon 5 things to consider before investing in buy-to-let property

if you're considering taking the plunge and investing in a buy-to-let property, there are some things you may need to think about first, to ensure you're fully prepared for life as a landlord...

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gbp Taxation rules for landlords

Tax can be a tricky subject, with complicated rules and regulations surrounding it. If you're a landlord - there are specific factors you'll need to take into account when it comes to tax... 

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tip icon Resources for planning your buy-to-let

If you're considering making a buy-to-let investment, it's not always as simple as just purchasing a property. Here are our top tips on planning well and making the most of your investment...

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tick Starter checklist for landlords

To help landlords prepare for a new tenancy, we've come up with a checklist detailing some of the most important aspects and things to remember when it comes to the pre-tenancy process.

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info The differences between landlord and home insurance

It's often wrongly thought that normal home insurance will serve the same purpose for an owner-occupied property as it will for a buy-to-let property. So what extra protection might you need?

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gbp How do I calculate my rental yield?

Your rental yield is the income you earn from rental payments, shown as a percentage of your property's value. We take a look at how to work yours out accurately, and why it's vital that you do so.

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house Becoming a landlord: do you know the rules?

There are a lot of rules and regulations in place that apply to landlords, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at first.  We take a look at the key areas of legislation you need to comply with...

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