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Advice for taking smart meter readings

Taking meter readings when carrying out property inventory reports, check ins, outs and interim property visits is an imperative aspect that is required to be recorded during these inspections. With the introduction of smart meters, we are finding people coming up against meters that require a...

Date: 30/5/17 Category: Inventory Services, Landlord Advice, Tenancy Tips

Typically, an inventory will be organised for a property by the Landlord or Letting Agent managing the property before the start of a new tenancy. This process will not involve the tenant(s) who will be moving into the property as it is very important that an Inventory Report is compiled while no...

Date: 16/5/17 Category: Landlord Advice, Lettings News

This infographic takes a look at whether or not Landlords will stick with their current Letting Agent due to the proposed fees ban. So, who will stay and who will look elsewhere? If you would like a copy for yourself, please use the following link to download our PDF Version: Where Will All...

ARLA Fees Ban Campaign
Date: 5/5/17 Category: Housing White Paper, Lettings News

  What’s The Story? In the continuous battle to ensure the changes to letting fees are carried out in a fair and more positive manner, ARLA, have been at the forefront of negotiating how the fees ban can be approached in different ways. Although it appears the government...

Fair Wear and tair
Date: 10/4/17 Category: Landlord Advice, Tenancy Tips

What is Fair Wear and Tear? It’s a question that anyone involved with the property industry will hear on a near daily basis; however, for a question asked so much, there is very little in terms of a clear answer. This can be the case with something that is affected by opinion, however, there...

Banning letting agent fees paid by tenants
Date: 7/4/17 Category: Landlord Advice, Lettings News

What’s The Update? The banning letting agent fees paid by tenants, a consultation paper was released today (7th April) from the Government. What is it? Essentially, this consultation paper consists of; a current overview of the rental sector and how present procedures, practices and...

Changes to procedures and penalties for landlords
Date: 31/3/17 Category: Landlord Advice, Lettings News

It has been confirmed that the Government will be implementing new procedures and penalties that will apply to Landlords across England as of the 6th April These new developments include changes to the processes involved in fining or prosecuting Landlords for not complying with the rules and...

The most popular front door colours
Date: 23/3/17 Category: Home Tips & Tricks, Landlord Advice

Is the colour choice of your front door putting off potential tenants? According to research from Westbury Windows and Joinery, it might very well be doing just that... But what colours attract and which ones repel? Our guide below will provide some insights into what colours draw the right and...

The average cost of renting across the UK
Date: 20/3/17 Category: Lettings News

A snapshot into the average cost of renting across the UK. Statistics Source: https://homelet.co.uk/homelet-rental-index #mc_embed_signup{background:#a5ce39; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site...

Letting agents and interim property visits
Date: 13/3/17 Category: Inventory Services, Property Visits

Property Visits or Mid Term Inspections happen throughout the tenancy and check on the maintenance and general condition of the property. By visiting the properties frequently throughout the tenancy you can check that nothing untoward is happening and catch any issues that could become large...

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