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Gas Safety in HMO’s!

A-Z of property management G is for Gas SafetyBadly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning, so this stuff shouldn’t be taken lightly by student landlords or any student letting agent. Carbon...

The importance of Fire Safety

A-Z of property management F is for Fire SafetyWhat was the Fire Certificate is no longer required as it was previously under the Fire Precautions Act 1971 for hotels, boarding houses, factories, offices, shops and railway premises. All these premises must comply...

Electrical Safety vs EICR?

A-Z of property management E is for Electrical safety CertificateE is for Electrical Safety What is an Electrical Safety Certificate?   An Electrical Safety Certificate is a document issued by a certified electrician to attest that all electrical circuits and...

Holding Deposits and Tenancy Deposits

A-Z of property management D IS FOR DEPOSITs!D is for Deposits! Tenancy deposits were introduced in April 2007 under the Housing Act 2004. The legislation was so badly drafted at the time that it has, following several test cases, most notably Superstrike Ltd vs....

We love our cleaners, we do!

A-Z of property management C IS FOR CLEANERS!C is for Cleaners If you don't yet have cleaners for your HMO properties - what are you playing at?! As soon as the second tenant moves in, we strongly recommend that you have at least bi-weekly cleaners for them; they help...

Paying bills in a HMO!

A-Z of property management B is for BillsThis week, we're talking about bills! As standard, bills are included for HMO rooms, so tip number 1 is: Make it clear as to which bills are included within the tenants rent. It usually tends to be: Gas, Electricity, Water,...

A is for Arrears!

A-Z of property management A is for Arrears!A is for Arrears As we head for yet another lockdown this year, we wanted to help you by providing some helpful tips on the A-Z of property management! A is inevitably for arrears. Something that seems more prevalent given...

Can I afford to rent?

CAN I AFFORD TO RENT?After reading a helpful article about calculating the amount of rent here: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/how-much-rent-can-you-afford We thought we'd share it with YOU! To see how much rent you can afford, you first need to add...

Do you take holding deposits?

Do you take holding deposits?A few weeks ago, we had a call from one of our landlords - they were asking if we take holding deposits for our HMO rooms. The first stage of applying for a room is getting the prospective tenant to fill out a tenancy application form. ...

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