New draft Legislation, Gas Safety

Draft legislation around gas safety should make renewing a tenanted property’s Gas safety certificate easier. At present, it is a landlord’s responsibility to ensure that the gas appliances, fittings and flues in their properties are safe and regularly checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer. The engineer must issue a Gas Safety Certificate confirming that […]

Six ways to increase the rental value of your property

With a general slowdown in the property market, many buy-to-let landlords are looking instead to see how they can increase the profitability of their current property portfolios. The key to maximizing the rental value of properties is understanding how to attract tenants who will pay the most or finding a way to get more rent from property. […]

Reporting problems and getting things fixed

The success of most tenancies will come down to the working relationship between landlord and tenant. It is important to remember that it is a professional contractual relationship and not a friendship.  Most problems occur when there is a breakdown in communication.  So if you are able to maintain an open and transparent working relationship […]

6 Home Improvements That Add Value to a Property

Are you thinking of renovating, remodeling or updating certain areas of your house? If you are then you should keep an eye on the type of home improvements that actually add ‘value’ to a property so that if the day ever comes when you want to sell your home then the improvements you’ve invested in […]

Preparing to rent: Knowing what you can afford and costs to expect

The costs of running your home can add up and the initial cost of moving and setting up your home can be costly. When thinking about how much you can afford to spend on your monthly rent it’s important to consider any additional costs you may need to pay, including other outgoings and financial commitment […]