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3 things landlords offering ‘bills included’ tenancies should know

As the cost of energy spikes and the government rolls out new support, landlords and tenants involved in ‘bills included’ rental contracts will be grappling with...

4 ways landlords can protect their tenants

As the providers of housing for tenants, landlords are responsible for ensuring the property is safe for those living in it. Various aspects of the home need...

Why you should consider letting your home internet-ready

A good broadband connection is one of the main amenities tenants expect from a rental property and something you, as a landlord, should take care of. If...

Property risks to watch out for as Britain faces record temperatures

Simply Business is one of the UK’s biggest providers of small business and landlord insurance. Insuring over 350,000 landlords has given us a unique insight into...

Revealed: top 5 energy efficiency tips for landlords

Energy bills have increased for around 22 million energy consumers – and they’re expected to escalate again later this year when Ofgem announces the winter energy...

What does being a letting agent involve?

Letting agents are relied on to make the letting process easier for landlords and tenants. As a landlord, there is a long list of obligations that must...

Why this month’s Supreme Court ruling provides a crucial reminder for landlords

In this guides and tips piece, Kerry Barber, head of Compliance at Goodlord, and Leanne McCarthy, claims facilitator at Goodlord, discuss why this month's supreme court ruling is a...

Top tips - how to handle mediation

Since the eviction ban was lifted on May 31, landlords are once again able to move forward with eviction proceedings. However, with the court backlog growing...

Top tips on how landlords can look for an ideal tenant

Oliver Andrews, editor at Property Assist Claim, sets out how landlords can find the ideal tenants for their rental homes.  If you are a landlord in the...

The importance of landlords keeping records during Covid

Oliver Andrews, editor at Property Claim Assist, outlines why it’s vitally important for landlords to keep record during the current Covid crisis. The global Covid-19 pandemic has...

Property Investors and traders – What to look for when viewing auction property

Investors viewing auction property A property investor is a long-term investor who lives by the fact they will be substantially better off later on in life and...

Traditional auctions vs Modern Method of Auction

Sellers look to achieve three main tasks when selling their property via auction. Speed – Sell in the shortest possible timeframe. Whether this method has been sought out...

9 most common boiler faults - tips to check & fix

As a landlord, there may be times when you face boiler issues and tenants asking you to resolve problems. It is your responsibility as a landlord...

Owe council tax and worried about the upcoming price hike? Here's what to do

From April, almost two-thirds (67%) of England’s councils are set to increase their council tax by 4.90 – 5.0%. However, the pandemic has left many Brits struggling to...

Post-Budget BTL hacks - advice for landlords trying to beat stamp duty extension chaos

Landlords trying to expand their portfolios can avoid delays caused by residential buyers taking advantage of the Chancellor's stamp duty extension by using four 'buy-to-let hacks', according to broker Mortgages for Business. In this tips piece,...

What should you do to maximise the rental potential of your property?

The first thing you need to consider when you’re buying a second property is what are you buying it for – solely for personal use, solely...

Advice - how landlords can survive the pandemic

Around 840,000 private renters in England and Wales have built up rent arrears since lockdown measures began and one in five tenants have debts of more...

The top 10 tips for preventing pet damage in your home

Whilst 24% of adults have welcomed a new pet into their home since March 2020, or are planning to before Easter 2021, Brits need to keep...

Expert tips - How to set up and manage a holiday let

Britain’s holiday rental market is preparing for a busy year ahead, as many travellers are expected to opt for staycations over holidays abroad while foreign travel...

Revealed: top tips for buying property in Spain in the new normal

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed so many things for so many people. For international real estate agents in Spain, it has made a huge impact on...

Top tips on investing in student HMOs

HMOs are an important part of the UK housing market as they offer students and young professionals affordable accommodation. There is growing demand for HMO student...

Top tips for pandemic-proofing your property abroad without breaking the bank, or the rules!

No matter if you have a property abroad, a holiday home, or rent a place long-term, 2020 has definitely been a difficult year.  It was clear...

Golden visas – what are they and how can investors benefit?

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, many of the countries worse hit – reliant on tourism and outward investment to aid their recovery –...

Traditional and online auctions – what’s the difference?

Property auctions are fast becoming a popular method of buying and selling properties. This is down to the speed of sale, potential bargain prices and the...

How to find a bargain at auction

Property auctions help to minimise the chances of complications in the homebuying process. However, there are still measures you will need to take in order to...

Answers to the most common questions when it comes to the 30-day CGT rule

Summer 2020 saw changes to the 30-day Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rule come into force and talk of a CGT increase began hotting up, as Rishi...

Considerations for landlords and investors when purchasing a property

When it comes to conveyancing for landlords and investors, the purchasing process itself doesn’t differ that much from residential conveyancing, there are just additional things to...

Make a grand entrance: 6 expert tips to maximise kerb appeal when renovating your home

According to recent statistics, British homeowners have spent an average of £4,035.70 each on house renovations this year. With people spending more time at home and...

Rethinking hospitality in a post-Covid world – how to meet rising demand for holiday lets

For over two decades, The Cumberland has been offering specialist lending to the hospitality sector, and 10 years ago, it became one of the first building...

Tips – the six best ways to use the Green Homes Grant

The Green Homes Grant scheme went live on September 30 2020, offering landlords and investors the chance to apply for £5,000 worth of vouchers to put...

What should any prospective holiday let investor ask themselves before investing?

With the staycation boom caused by Covid-19, which is likely to continue for the foreseeable future as travel restrictions remain for some time, investing in holiday...

Rising damp – how can you ensure damp is not an issue in your rental home?

Damp in your home is a serious issue, potentially costing thousands to repair. It’s important that you act quickly as soon as you spot the signs...

Asbestos: what are your responsibilities as a property owner?

It’s common knowledge that asbestos is a highly damaging group of microscopic fibres that can severely impact the health of our lungs if inhaled. Many wonder...

Periodic inspections – what should you be looking for?

Periodic inspections of your property are just as important for landlords as the inventory check at the start of the tenancy. Done properly, a periodic property...

What advice to give tenants on mould in the home

Many landlords will be familiar with the scourge that is mould. It is a major source of complaints by tenants and left untreated it can cause...

Carbon Monoxide detectors – What is the law on replacing expired alarms?

As all those responsible for managing property will be only too aware, landlords have many obligations under the laws and regulations applying to the residential property...

Top tips to make your properties ‘gas secure’

Gas Safety Week is an annual event, that took place 14-20 September in 2020 and aims to raise awareness of gas safety and reminds us to have...
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