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Top Tips and Advice

Rent calculator: Find the rental value of your property

By Marc Da Silva

If you are thinking about adding to your property portfolio...

Three-year tenancy plans could deter a third of BTL landlords

By Marc Da Silva

One third of landlords say they would be less likely...

Landlords could earn an extra £72 a month by allowing tenants to decorate

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords could potentially earn more than £850 extra a year...

Early bird tickets now on sale for RLA’s next Future Renting Conference

By Marc Da Silva

Early bird tickets are now on sale for the Residential...

Where is the best place to retire?

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a notable increase in the number of...

Concern grows over unregistered landlords of HMOs

By Marc Da Silva

With just a few days left until changes to mandatory...

Landlords can get up to 21% more rent for a furnished property, research shows

By Marc Da Silva

While the cost difference between furnished and unfurnished rentals varies...

Almost half of private tenants would prefer deposit-free renting

By Marc Da Silva

Close to half of private renters would like to see...

More than a third of tenants don’t know how to claim their deposit back

By Marc Da Silva

A high number of private tenants do not know how...

Rental market is in recession, says The DPS

By Marc Da Silva

The UK rental market is in recession for the first...

‘Ask The Landlord’ platform launched to provide tenants with ‘help’ and ‘advice’

By Marc Da Silva

Private landlords are offering their expertise to the increasing number...

Fire safety regulations: are you aware of your responsibilities as a landlord?

By Marc Da Silva

As a landlord, it goes without saying that you must...

Letting agent disappears owing landlords thousands of pounds in rent

By Marc Da Silva

A letting agent in Newmarket has disappeared owing landlords thousands...

Here are some useful tips when doing an end of tenancy clean yourself

By Marc Da Silva

Having a cleaning checklist to ensure your property is in...

Top 10 student buy-to-let hotspots

By Marc Da Silva

Student property remains one of the most lucrative investments available...

Are landlord licensing schemes actually a good idea?

By Mark Burns

Licensing schemes can serve purposes which are indisputably genuine and...

How Brexit could impact the buy-to-let market

By Paresh Raja

On 29 March 2019, the UK is scheduled to leave...

Renting to students provide ‘some of the best yields in the country’

By Marc Da Silva

Student property is one of the best investments available at...

Top 10 best places to be a landlord at the moment

By Marc Da Silva

Bootle in Merseyside has been named the best place to...

Top 10 buy-to-let hotspots unveiled

Buy-to-let has recently taken a bit of a bashing with...

Landlords could save more than £1,300 a year on letting agent fees – claim

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords could save hundreds, if not thousands of pounds every...

Does your letting agent belong to a valid redress scheme?

By Marc Da Silva

When a tenant paid his initial one month’s rent in...

The summer rental market - top tips for landlords

By Marc Da Silva

While the UK weather continues to defy all expectation, with...

Evicting problem tenants can take up to 17 weeks and ‘cost a lot of money’

By Marc Da Silva

Rogue landlords who break the law and exploit vulnerable tenants...

Best places to invest based on capital growth

By Marc Da Silva

When it comes to investing in property, it pays to...

Most private tenants are happy with their homes

By Marc Da Silva

The vast majority of private sector tenants are satisfied with...

Top tips to attract family tenants

By Marc Da Silva

Many landlords consider family tenants the Holy Grail with recent...

Important information for landlords: ‘How to Rent’ guide updated

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s “How to Rent” guide was once again updated...

ARLA Propertymark launches licensing scheme database

By Marc Da Silva

ARLA Propertymark has launched a new database in partnership with...

Landlords must prepare for next EPC deadline

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords with existing tenancies on properties rented out in...

Rent collection service aims to offer landlords ‘financial security’

By Marc Da Silva

Unpaid rent and rent arrears are the main reason for...

Metro Bank teams up with CreditLadder for rent reporting

By Marc Da Silva

Tenants who have a personal account with Metro Bank are...

The rise in 'staycations' and the opportunities they create for landlords

By Mark Burns

Overseas family holidays are a relatively recent concept in the...

Landlord insurance: Is making a claim always a good idea?

By Marc Da Silva

Can claiming on your landlord insurance be a false economy?...

Price comparison site launches buy-to-let tool

By Marc Da Silva

GoCompare has launched a new tool to help determine where...

Government publishes new guidance for landlords to further protect tenants

By Marc Da Silva

New guidance for landlords to further protect tenants from poor...

How much do you know about landlords’ rights and responsibilities?

By Marc Da Silva

As a private landlord you are bound by specific housing...

These are the big issues facing property investors, including BTL landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Brexit uncertainty, higher taxation and more stringent mortgage lending conditions...

Increasing number of buy-to-let landlords switching to limited companies

By Marc Da Silva

Almost two out of five buy-to-let landlords will use limited...

Automated payment systems can protect landlords against letting agency fraud

By Marc Da Silva

Automated payment systems can help to reduce letting agency fraud,...

New online platform to provide buy-to-let investors with an ‘exit strategy’

By Marc Da Silva

A new online platform designed to simplify the sale and...

How to avoid fines as a BTL landlord

By Mark Burns

As a landlord, you have a number of different responsibilities...

Landlords advised to prepare for letting fees ban

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords are being urged to prepare for the introduction...

Top tips for success in the ever changing BTL property market

By Mark Burns

The UK buy-to-let property market has witnessed some extensive changes...

A quarter of landlords have the wrong property insurance

By Marc Da Silva

Often the best way for a landlord to protect themselves,...

Top buy-to-let tips from Together

By Marc Da Silva

Despite changes to tax relief for residential landlords, buy-to-let remains...

A guide to property tax for non-residential landlords

By Mark Burns

Many buy-to-let landlords in the UK are often overwhelmed with...

Tenants want their landlords to be more eco-conscious

By Marc Da Silva

Investing in buy-to-let property can be a great way to...

High house prices will lead to a shift toward renting

By Marc Da Silva

High house prices and years without real-terms wages growth have...

Tenants should be able to improve credit score by paying rent on time

By Marc Da Silva

RentalStep has added its voice to growing calls for rent...

Free industry guidance to help landlords ‘stay on ‘right side of the law’

By Marc Da Silva

New ‘Home Safety Guidance’ has been released by the Electrical...

Seven in ten prospective tenants think deposit-free renting is a good idea

By Marc Da Silva

Seven in ten prospective tenants registered with MovingSoon.co.uk, a website...

Landlords are ‘sick of being utilised as a cash cow’

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords who own properties in Blackpool are being urged...

Deposit cap risks leaving landlords out of pocket at the end of the tenancy

By Marc Da Silva

Plans to cap the security deposits that tenants leave with...

Are you ready for new minimum energy efficiency standards?

By Marc Da Silva

There is less than four weeks remaining until new Minimum...

Should renters with pets be given greater rights?

By Marc Da Silva

Many people with pets still find it difficult to find...

London property hotspots – where should you invest in 2018?

By Mark Burns

With 65,000 affordable new homes planned to be built in...

Could direct debit be the answer to rental arrears?

By Sam Pollard

Rental arrears – or the potential for rent arrears –...

Appointing a new housing minister is ‘a step in the wrong direction’

By Marc Da Silva

Theresa May continued to shake-up her ministerial team yesterday by...

BTL landlords offered new way to buy replacement boilers for their properties

By Marc Da Silva

With buy-to-let let landlords making up around 30% of the...

New auction platform allows prospective tenants to bid for rental properties online

By Marc Da Silva

A new online property auction platform is launching that enables...

Four in five tenants deterred by a bad property advert or viewing

By Marc Da Silva

Some 80% of prospective tenants have been put off renting...

Council tax discount for landlords may be scrapped

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords could soon be hit with an empty homes...

World’s ‘most successful’ Airbnb landlord earns £11.9m a year in London

By Marc Da Silva

The world's ‘most successful’ Airbnb landlord is based in London...

Top tips to improve your properties’ EPC ratings

By Marc Da Silva

With less than three months until the new Minimum Energy...

Top tips to protect landlords against allegations of ‘revenge evictions’

By Marc Da Silva

A number of landlords are leaving themselves wide open to...

Tenancy deposit theft total hits £850k so far this year

By Marc Da Silva

The recent conviction of letting agent Lee Grace for illegally...

Government issues guidance on complying with minimum EPC standards

By Marc Da Silva

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Regulations make it unlawful...

Around 1.6 million rental homes at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning

By Marc Da Silva

Almost a third of rental properties in the UK are potentially...

Student landlords urged to up their game

By Marc Da Silva

Given the sharp rise in purpose-built student accommodation in recent...

Funding available to help landlords install ‘vital’ energy efficiency improvements

By Marc Da Silva

From the 1st April 2018, it will be unlawful to...

Top tips every landlord should consider when investing in student property

By Marc Da Silva

A number of buy-to-let landlords are turning their attention to...

Landlords urged to run their buy-to-let portfolio ‘as a business’

By Marc Da Silva

Private landlords are being advised to adopt a more professional...

Top tips for getting tenancy deposit protection right

By Marc Da Silva

Despite the anti-landlord policies adopted by the government, many investors...

Top tips: A few options to help protect your profits and limit loss

By Marc Da Silva

The anti-landlord policies adopted by the government has had an...

Is property still a better bet than a pension?

By Marc Da Silva

Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, last year...

Top tips for DIY landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Demand for good quality rental homes continues to rise across...

Almost half of landlords have fallen out with tenants, but why?

By Marc Da Silva

A growing number of tenants and landlords are falling out...

Landlords taking out ‘no deposit’ insurance should keep ‘eyes wide open’

By Marc Da Silva

It is now 10 years since tenancy deposit schemes were...

Britons with no passport struggling to rent due to immigration checks

By Marc Da Silva

Almost half of private landlords say the Right to Rent...

New rent guarantee launched by Direct Line Landlord Insurance

By Marc Da Silva

To help safeguard landlords from losing out on rental income,...

Almost a quarter of households will be renting privately by end of 2021

By Marc Da Silva

With home ownership levels continuing to fall, almost a quarter...

Right to Rent – what landlords need to know

By Steve Wood

Steve Wood, Wales and West chairman of the Council of...

Over a quarter of landlords experienced rent arrears in last 12 months - top tips

By Marc Da Silva

Rent arrears are a real concern for a number of...

BTL investment case remains compelling for those ‘who adapt’ to market changes

By Marc Da Silva

Having long provided mega double-digit returns for investors, investment in...

Vast majority of landlords have a good relationship with their tenants

By Marc Da Silva

More than two thirds of private landlords have a good...

Why you really should consider taking out rental payment insurance

By Valerie Bannister

Most landlords hope that their experience of letting a property...

New legal helpline launched for landlords

By Marc Da Silva

A new telephone service to help landlords resolve property matters...

Top tips to improve your property’s EPC rating

By Marc Da Silva

From the 1st April 2018, it will be unlawful to...

Just the two of us: Building a successful landlord-tenant relationship

By Phil Bird

Since 2004, the private rental sector has almost doubled in...

Where can landlords achieve the best rental yields?

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let returns continued to outperform many major asset classes in...

Cleaning is the main cause for deposit disputes between landlords and tenants

By Marc Da Silva

The most common cause of a tenancy deposit dispute in...

Free landlord and property investor event to be held at EcXel

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let Landlords will descend on London's ExCel on April 28...

Landlords urged to allow tenants to personalise their rental properties

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords should be more open-minded to tenants’ requests to make...

Top tips for improving your property’s energy efficiency rating

By Marc Da Silva

The 2015 Energy Efficiency Regulations, passed in March 2015, set...

Prime rents in London to stay flat until 2018

By Marc Da Silva

Rental prices continued to fall across prime central London during...

Why buy-to-let is still going strong

By Pete Muglestone

Over the past two years we have seen a drastic...

Almost 17% of homes could become unrentable by 2018

By Marc Da Silva

Nearly 17% of properties currently available on the private rented...

Here are some top tips to keep your boiler running smoothly this winter

By Marc Da Silva

Well cared for central heating systems will help keep your...

Expert tips on dressing a property for rental

By Natalie Fogelström

Finding a tenant for your property is more of an...

Dress to impress to achieve a higher rental yield

By Marc Da Silva

Home staging can not only help to make a property...

A good relationship with tenants is a must

By Marc Da Silva

Every tenant wants to be comfortable; he or she wants...

How to deal with a tenant that is not paying rent

By Danielle Hughes

Recovering rental arrears from non-paying tenants is one of a...

The rental market remains ‘one of the most resilient asset classes’

By Marc Da Silva

For many people buy-to-let continues to look an attractive income...

Minimum energy efficiency standards for rented properties – are you prepared?

By Ian Shipley

Ian Shipley provides an insight into how you can prepare...

Thousands of tenants may be driven from PRS due to new benefit cap

By Marc Da Silva

Close to 100,000 households, including more than 40,000 single parents...

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to condensation and mould

By Marc Da Silva

It is that time of year again when landlords and...

Number of older tenants set to soar, but ‘awful conditions’ must improve

By Marc Da Silva

The number of older people living in the private rented...

Ireland’s decision to scrap buy-to-let tax is a warning to Britain

By Marc Da Silva

As the UK prepares to change the way landlords are taxed...

New landlord checking service launched

By Marc Da Silva

Private tenants can now verify a landlord's credentials for any...

Here are some top tips for achieving an E EPC rating

By Marc Da Silva

With the new EPC changes coming into force in April...

Top tips to ensure your tenants stick to the rules

By Marc Da Silva

While we all know that it is important for all...

One-Day landlord course could help boost your BTL returns

By Marc Da Silva

Two leading property experts, Paul Shamplina and Kate Faulkner, have...

Bad eviction advice can prove costly

By Marc Da Silva

Unfortunately for private landlords looking to regain possession of their...

New digital letting service could save landlords up to £1,600 a year

By Marc Da Silva

A new digital letting service that aims to save landlords...

Landlords warned not to make small insurance claims

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords that make insurance claims could see the cost of...

How can you protect yourself from costly property damage?

By Jax Kneppers

Landlords in the UK are out of pocket to the...

Turning a house into flats

By Robert Nichols

Converting houses into flats is becoming increasingly popular. There’s a...

This technology can help save energy - and why landlords should consider it

By Simon May

Simon May, heating controls expert and product manager at Drayton,...

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