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The Ultimate Guide to Attracting a Tenant with a Beautiful Lawn Guest Columns, Lettings & Management, Property Maintenance

As the sun begins to show its face, we’re all taking our first tentative steps around the garden and the majority of us will all be thinking the same thing; what a mess! If it makes you feel any better, you should know that we’re all in the same boat and, even though it will take some hard work and dedication, you can get your garden looking fresh and healthy in no time!

This helpful little article is going to focus on getting your lawns looking green, fresh and healthy, perfect for attracting a prospective tenant. A gorgeous lawn will not only complement the rest of the garden, but it will also provide them with a practical living space to enjoy the summer with their friends and family. It might just make the difference for that tenant too. Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Attracting a Tenant with a Beautiful Lawn


MP sees red over forcing green repairs on landlords Buy to Let News, Latest Articles, Lettings & Management, Property Development, Property Maintenance

Landlords may have to clear minor repairs with council building inspectors who could force them to carry out extra energy efficiency improvements under controversial proposals drafted by the government.

Under the plan, maintenance like changing a boiler or fitting a new front door will trigger a visit from the council – and demands for other green building works like laying loft insulation or draught-proofing. Continue reading MP sees red over forcing green repairs on landlords


Cleaning Tips for Students Buy to Let News, Cautionary Tales, Guest Articles, Guest Columns, HMO's & Student Lets

Tips for keeping the house looking its best

Here are some quick and simple tips to help keep the house and furniture looking its best, follow these to help save money from your damage and cleaning deposit.

It is worth spending a bit now to save a lot later! Continue reading Cleaning Tips for Students


Frivolous it might be but I don’t fall out with my tenants because….. Guest Columns, HMO's & Student Lets, Property Investment Strategies

There have been some really interesting comments on the EU Trying To Kill Buy To Let – sign the petition to STOP it now. blog and it is great to see some new people contributing to this important discussion but I am feeling a bit frivolous at the moment and I thought that I would post on a lighter subject.

According to MyDeposits one of the main reasons that landlords stop money from a tenants deposit is to cover the cost of cleaning. This is interesting because I would have thought that damages might have come above cleaning. Mary Latham Continue reading Frivolous it might be but I don’t fall out with my tenants because…..


Maintenance Men – Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them! Guest Articles, Guest Columns, HMO's & Student Lets, Lettings & Management, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

A couple of weeks ago I started a discussion thread on Property Tribes about the trials and tribulations of dealing with trades in terms of property maintenance. It started out as a bit of a rant after my long-standing builder and I “had words”. Actually, he came over after sensing that I’d got my knickers in a twist about lack of visible progress on starting some roofing work before the winter and bravely sat in my kitchen whilst I launched a stiff accusation of “it’s not bloody rocket science – I just want a start date, quote and timescale. I’m not asking you to perform brain surgery and if I knew anything about roofs or wasn’t scared of scaffolding, I’d do it myself!” Continue reading Maintenance Men – Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them!


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