With former homeowners being forced back into the rental market, The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks has warned landlords to either be prepared for pets or look for the signs of undeclared pets.
Most landlords who do accept pets will increase their deposit, but many landlords won’t rent to tenants with pets at all. Tenants unwilling to part with their pets may well ignore their landlord’s request and bring them into the property with them, and then attempting to hide any potentially expensive resulting damage. Continue reading Pets are not a landlord’s best friend
After reading Experian launches rent payment profile for tenants, I am perfectly prepared to give a person a chance for a new start but I cannot afford to take people who will not pay their rent. Many landlords feel like this too. Many of us are in a position to pick and choose our tenants and just won’t take a chance but we all need to remember, as the all financial investments warn, “Past performance is no guarantee of future” and those landlords who avoid tenants on LHA are just one P45 away from that tenant. Continue reading Reducing/avoiding rent arrears – I’ll have some of that please
Ideally landlords want a long-term tenant who treats the property as if it is their own, and this is where it is beneficial to use letting agents , that are experienced in finding good tenants ( in Nottingham in my case) and who can carry out the relevant checks for you. If you want to do it yourself, then the key to success lies in taking your time to carry out thorough checks, and resisting the temptation to cut corners. Continue reading How to Reference Tenants
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