Lettings & Management

Kevin Eggleton - Letting Supermarket agent in the West Country

Our agent in the West Country

05/11/2014

As you will no doubt be aware, the owners of Property118 acquired a 26% share in Letting Supermarket when it was a start up business. It has since flourished and over the coming weeks and months we will be proudly introducing you to some of the team. Kevin Eggleton is the Letting Supermarket agent covering The… Read more

Evicting tenants just to break a contract with a letting agent

Evicting Tenants – A sister website to Property118

We have so much information on Property118 about evicting tenants that we decided to produce a simplified website to consolidate it. We’d like to think our new website looks great on all mobile devices too. Please CLICK HERE to view the new website. I am very much looking forward to reading your feedback, please leave… Read more

Mark Alexander

Surrender of Tenancy Agreement

21/08/2014

I have just helped my brother to draft a Surrender of Tenancy Agreement, you can download a copy at the foot of this article, but the story behind it is an interesting one too. The property was purchased at auction a few years ago, it was an absolute bargain but it’s 250 miles away from… Read more

Property Management Checklist

Property Management Checklist

20/08/2014

I have created this property management checklist to document the tasks you will already be doing if you are managing your buy to let properties effectively:-  Visiting your property, taking particulars. Setting up a system to store your documentation securely, preferably online so that it can be accessed at any time wherever you are Advertising… Read more

Evicting tenants just to break a contract with a letting agent

Evicting tenants just to break a contract with a letting agent

16/07/2014

I was talking to Tony Sheldon at LettingSupermarket.com this morning about the increasing number of landlords who are being forced into evicting perfect tenants as the only way to get out of a contract they have with their letting agents.  Tony explained that he has conversations with landlords on a daily basis who are so… Read more

CMA

New consumer protection guidance for the Lettings Industry

13/06/2014

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published new guidance for the lettings industry to improve their understanding and compliance with consumer protection law. The follows a report last year by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) which raised concerns about a number of unsatisfactory practices affecting tenants, including unfair and surprise fees and… Read more

London Rental Standard

Boris’s new London Rental Standard

28/05/2014

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has launched a new voluntary accreditation scheme for Landlords and Letting agents. It is called the “London Rental Standard” and an accreditation badge will be issued upon successful completion of a one day course. This scheme is designed to improve the quality and standard of rental accommodation for tenants… Read more

Tenant Referencing Using Common Sense

Best practice guide to letting your property

30/04/2014

All landlords want three basic things:- 1) Tenants who pay their rent on time 2) Tenants who will respect their property 3) Tenants who respect their neighbours This is a relatively comprehensive guide, hence it is quite long. It may well put you off self-management but please invest your time into reading it fully to… Read more

Transfering a tenants deposit when a property has been sold

Transfering a tenants deposit when a property has been sold

09/04/2014

What is the protocol for transferring a tenants deposit? The tenant has lived in the property for a couple of years through an agent. The deposit is protected in one of the three schemes.  The property was recently sold to a new investor landlord who is happy for the tenant to stay and is waiting… Read more

Could you run your property portfolio from the other side of the world

Do you feel trapped by your property portfolio?

27/03/2014

Could you run your property portfolio from the other side of the world? If you couldn’t, without making a lot of changes, ask yourself “why not?” Whether you live next door or the other side of the world isn’t really the point. The real question is whether you are working as efficiently as possible and… Read more

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