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Condensation and mould: This time of year, as the temperature drops, both new homes and old homes are susceptible to the formation of condensation and unsightly mould: new homes because they are effectively a sealed box, and old...
If you own a rented property one of your prime considerations will be keeping it secure. However, this then raises questions of whose responsibility the security of rented properties is, and what rights landlords and tenants have with respect to...
Electrical Safety: ARLA propertymark reminds us that the Commencement Order in Sections 122 and 123 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (electrical safety standards) came into force on 25 October 2019. This means that mandatory...
The colder weather is here again, it’s that time of year coming; you feel that cold chill in the air, the snow and ice will soon arrive, and you know its time to get out that winter coat, scarf...
Fire Safety: As a landlord it is your responsibility to keep your tenants safe and secure, with fire safety being amongst one of the most important areas to consider. Landlords should not underestimate their legal responsibilities...
Pest Control: In Britain, bed bugs are a relatively recent phenomenon. Most people in Britain have never seen one or even heard of anyone reporting an infestation, though now that seems to be changing.
Tenant Moves: The lettings industry (letting agents) should do more to raise awareness of reducing moving stress for tenants and landlords, that’s according to Tenant Shop, a company that takes care of all the administration process...
Letting Costs: Research carried out by agents Benham and Reeves has produced some worst case scenario costs of removing a really bad and determined tenant, costs which are truly alarming. These high...
Don't let your poor credit history stop you investing in a rental property. Find out what to consider when thinking about applying for a buy to let mortgage Don’t let your bad credit stop...
Section 21 Notice: With all the legal changes in the PRS that have been implemented recently, the knock on effect can become too complex for most of us, and it seems for the lawmakers too.