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Tom Entwistle

Tom Entwistle
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Tom Entwistle has invested in and developed commercial and residential properties since 1979 and later founded LandlordZONE back in 1999. editor@landlordzone.co.uk
The Coronavirus has affected all parts of the economy, including rentals, but tourism in particular has been hard hit. It meant that holiday lets came to a complete standstill during lock-down, whereas the traditional long-term lets have...
Covid-19 has presented UK landlords with some severe challenges right across the rental market, residential and commercial, but it’s left student landlords facing a unique set of difficulties. There has been a plethora of...
In these days of lock-down it would be very convenient and timely to accept documents relating to tenancies and other business contracts that have been signed electronically and transmitted electronically, rather than using the usual face-to-face...
These are turbulent times for both landlords and agents: Covid-19 has thrown an unprecedented curve-ball into what was already an increasingly complex environment in the UK lettings market, making more landlords consider full management.
Landlords wanting to remove some of the hassle connected with the do-it-yourself letting process, or even using a letting agent, could consider "guaranteed rent", renting their property to the local authority to rent out on their behalf....
Why Use an Inventory? With the introduction of the Deposit Protection Schemes (DPS) inventories are now more important than ever. If you take a deposit from your tenants (most landlords and agents do) then by law you are obliged to...
The guarantor is the landlord's insurance policy against tenant default. The guarantor pays the landlord the rent if the tenant defaults, he pays the landlord all his losses, expenses or damages where the tenant fails to carry out his...
With Coronavirus hitting many businesses hard, there could be an exodus of commercial tenants leaving landlords to pick up the pieces. In many cases Dilapidations is a process that will need to be dealt with and dealt with in...
Government has shown landlords support, both commercial and residential landlords, but laws currently being passed are putting both on the back foot.
A pre-tenancy checklist is a must for landlords and agents to make sure all the legal, and other necessary and sensible tasks have been completed when setting up a new tenancy – act in haste with this process and...