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Tenant demand keeps buy to lets full for 50 weeks a year Latest Articles, Lettings & Management

Buy to let homes are standing empty for less time as demand from tenants continues to hot up.

Landlords can expect rental home voids of just 2.8 weeks a year –down from 3.5 weeks compared with a year ago. Continue reading Tenant demand keeps buy to lets full for 50 weeks a year


Tenants from Hell (Part 2). Every Landlord’s Nightmare Cautionary Tales, Guest Articles, Latest Articles

Sequel to Frazer Fearnhead’s popular Guest Blog

It’s amazing what you uncover upon conducting a check out inspection. Below are the top 7 nightmare cases inventory agents from The Video Inventory Agency have discovered.

Continue reading Tenants from Hell (Part 2). Every Landlord’s Nightmare


Tenants from Hell. Every Landlord’s Nightmare Cautionary Tales, Guest Articles, Latest Articles

It’s the situation every landlord dreads. You do the usual checks, the tenants seem like nice reasonable people but 6 or 12 months later they have trashed your property……..and if you haven’t got a professional inventory and supporting evidence such as photos (or even better) a video you have no hope of keeping the deposit. In fact, even if it is obvious to all that the tenant is responsible for the damage, literally all they have to say is “it was like that when I moved in”. The adjudication bodies regard the deposit as the tenant’s money and so if you cannot prove otherwise you will not be awarded any damages. Continue reading Tenants from Hell. Every Landlord’s Nightmare


Third of buy to let landlords have hiked rents this year Latest Articles

Buy to let landlords are enjoying more income from the investment property portfolios, according to new figures from a leading lender.

Around one in three landlords have put rents up this year,  says research from Paragon Mortgages. Continue reading Third of buy to let landlords have hiked rents this year


5 more common reasons why inventories fail at adjudication Cautionary Tales, Guest Articles, Latest Articles

Part 2 of a 2 part series.  Read part one here

With over 23,500 deposit disputes last year year – a figure that is set to increase as tenants become more aware of their rights – it has never been more important to have a professional (and independent) inventory. Continue reading 5 more common reasons why inventories fail at adjudication


Hindsight is a wonderful thing, especially in property Guest Articles, Latest Articles

Hindsight is a wonderful thing.  If we had known how every successive generation was going to hold us up to ridicule we would not have dressed like that in the 1970’s, we would not have paid good money for Mullet haircuts in the 1980’s and we certainly would never have taken out an endowment mortgage. Continue reading Hindsight is a wonderful thing, especially in property


Check your rental properties for common damages warns AIIC Guest Articles, Latest Articles

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) is warning all landlords and management companies to check each rental property thoroughly for signs of common damage, which can often be missed at check out, costing landlords hundreds of pounds. Continue reading Check your rental properties for common damages warns AIIC


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