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Updating check out reports featured image
Date: 7/12/18 Category: Landlord Advice

The tenants have moved out and you've received your Check Out report. But, you or the tenants have noticed something that's been missed. What do you do? Updating Check Out Reports The check out report is an essential document in any deposit claim. It is paramount that the properties condition....

Arbitration Happy Inventories
Date: 27/11/18 Category: Landlord Advice

Since the start of Arbitration schemes such as the TDS in 2003. The importance and requirements for an inventory report have grown. As this need has grown, competition has increased in the inventory service market. This has gone onto increase the demand for quality in the inventory reports...

Date: 13/11/18 Category: Landlord Advice

What is the Homes (Fitness For Human Habitation) Bill 2018 The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill was presented to the House of Commons for its first reading on the 19th July 2017. Now, the Bill has reached the report stage, which takes place on 26th November 2018. This is where MPs can...

Smoke and Carbon Alarms
Date: 6/11/18 Category: Landlord Advice

The importance of Smoke, Carbon and Heat alarms cannot be understated. According to statistics released by the fire and rescue service, fatalities from a house fire are twice as likely to occur if the property has not been fitted with a working smoke alarm. It has also become a legal...

How to prevent tenants damaging your property
Date: 22/11/17 Category: Landlord Advice

When entering the world of BTL investments, or even if you have become a more increasingly common “Accidental Landlord” you should be aware of the potentially high overheads that come along with such a move; An extra 3% stamp duty, Landlord Insurance, BTL mortgages, Property Management Fees,...

Are Landlords responsible for Mould?
Date: 30/8/17 Category: Landlord Advice, Tenancy Tips, Uncategorised

Rising damp, mould, continual condensation on the inside of your windows; these can all affect a tenant’s standard of living on a daily basis but is your landlord responsible for putting these right, or as the tenant, will the cost, time and effort fall on your shoulders? It’s a perennial...

Tougher action to be taken on rogue landlords and letting agents
Date: 19/7/17 Category: Landlord Advice, Lettings News

The housing and planning act implementation means a start for more draconian and tougher measures to be taken out on rogue landlords and letting agents. The measures they have put in place aim to give councils and local authorities more power and control of regulating and acting against those...

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...

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