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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 2


12:01 PM, 7th April 2020, About 2 years ago

Coronavirus - Government intervention for Landlords and Tenants

I rent a 3 bed house, and the fixed term 6 month tenancy on my two (previously working) tenants comes to an end in 15 days time.

They pay 6 months upfront, because they are on freelance jobs and can't pass a reference. For the new contract in 15 days they want to pay monthly due to the uncertainty.

I can't see anything in the Covid-19 guidance that says I need to accept this. As far as I can see, the Gov guidance is about existing tenancies - not granting new ones. Am I right?... Read More


11:06 AM, 19th December 2018, About 3 years ago

44% of landlords fear Right to Rent

It's not a big deal to ask my potential clients (the tenants) for their passports when carrying out all the other paperwork, I would do it anyway as part of my own "know my tenant" checks. Or ask for something similar for identity purposes.

I wouldn't have any issue renting to non-British tenants who have the right to rent. Would I prefer the tenants with British passports? Not necessarily, because a lot of foreign nationals I rent to take far better care of my properties than British passport holders have done. It depends on the individual.

However, do I think that the government pushing the onus on landlords to carry out immigration checks is wrong? Absolutely.... Read More