News & Notices

Electrical Safety Changes 2020

Five-year safety checks will be mandatory for landlords for all new tenancies from July 1 this year. This will be rolled out to all existing tenancies from April 2021. The new regulations were tabled today (MON), requiring pre-tenancy and five yearly checks of all...

Minimum Energy Efficiency Rating

Did you know that there are over 150 laws and 400 regulations when it comes to letting Private Rented Sector homes and often it is the tenant left paying the price. As of April 1st 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented...

What if my tenants damage my property?

Hopefully, you're a landlord that has either a property manager, or at least, a fool proof way of reporting damage. Ideally, this should be done straight away! The next steps are to arrange how and when any repair or replacement is going to take place, and more...

How safe is your HMO?

How safe is your HMO?  Some of you may have seen the devastating article this weekend; "Six evacuated from HMO as firefighters tackle Hednesford Garage Blaze" Firefighters spent an hour tackling the blaze at the garage of a HMO on Cannock Road last night. A small...

How to Market your HMO!

Believe it or not, HMO’s are becoming increasingly popular, be it with private landlords, social housing as well as student accommodation. Looking at student accommodation in particular, HMO’s are outsmarting luxury studio flats as they are half the price for tenants...

Changes to Landlord legislation 2020

This year is set to be a massive year of change for many landlords! With new legislation covering everything from EPC's to CGT coming in throughout 2020. The RLA recently released a quick guide to the changes you can expect to see throughout the year. Our best advice,...

What to do when my tenant moves their partner in?

Is your tenant moving in their other half this valentines? Moving in with a partner is a big step in any relationship, but did you know that there are also implications for the tenancy deposit? In this article originally published in Residential Property Investor,...

Renting in the New Year!

Renting in the New Year!With more than a third of UK households now renting, it can be an expensive business! If you want to make sure that you don’t fall down all the usual pitfalls of wasting your money on a bad experience, we’ve got some tips to help you improve...

Urgent recall on tumble dryers

Urgent Recall on Tumble Dryers!Over half a million washing machines have been recalled by Whirlpool, with landlords urged to check whether white goods in their rentals are affected! The machines in question are branded as Hotpoint or Indesit. A fault means their door...

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