Landlord and Property

What you need to know about tenant evictions and Section 21 Notices

As a landlord, there may come a time when you need to take back possession of your rental property from the tenant. It's important to understand what's required of you when it comes to serving eviction notices. Read our guide to find out more - after all, one missed signature could result in your eviction order being rejected by the courts, or appealed by the tenant at a later date.

7 ways to add value to your rental property

The private rental sector is growing in the UK, which means it's never been more important for landlords to market their properties to the right tenants to produce the highest rental yields. With this in mind, here are seven tips to help you market your properties to the most suitable tenants.

5 steps to become a buy-to-let landlord

Lots of people dream of becoming a landlord, as it’s a profitable way of getting onto the property ladder and making a stable, long term investment. Here’s a five step guide on how to become a buy-to-let landlord.

Who's responsible for repairs - the tenant, or the landlord?

Are you and your tenants clear about who is responsible for repairs? If you’re new to the buy-to-let market, then you might not be entirely sure on who should be responsible for specific tasks, such as changing a lightbulb or reading meters.

Changes to energy efficiency standards

Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know about the changes to energy efficiency standards taking effect from 01 April 2018.

What can landlords expect in 2018?

The past few years have seen the private rental sector in a state of flux. Here’s a summary of some of the challenges landlords may face in 2018.

What should I provide to my tenant?

When letting a property, there’s a lot of information that’s either useful, or a legal requirement, to provide to your tenants before the start of the tenancy.

Conservative Party Conference: Changes for letting agents

The Conservative government have just announced a number of new controls over the lettings industry at the Conservative Party Conference, which ran from 01 to 04 October 2017.

Do I need buy-to-let house insurance?

Often there’s a lot of confusion surrounding tenant and landlord responsibilities when insuring buy-to-let properties. We’ve put together a short guide outlining the different types of buy-to-let insurance available.

Unexpected problems of becoming a private landlord

We’ve put together some of the top problems private landlords can face when renting properties, and how you can easily solve them.

Why use a letting agent?

Our survey, of 500 landlords, uncovered widespread misconceptions among landlords about the value for money offered by lettings agents. Here we run through some of the reasons you may want to consider using a letting agent.

The tenant fee ban

Confirmed in the Autumn Statement that letting agents and landlords in England will now be banned from charging fees to tenants for their rental properties.

How to protect your property from snow and ice

As temperatures plummet, it's time to consider how to prepare your property for the effects of snow and ice.

How to prepare your property for winter

As we approach winter, now’s a good time to think about how best to prepare your property for the months ahead. Here's some tips on how to prepare your property for the winter.

Tales of the Unexpected

We commissioned research of over 2,000 tenants and 500 landlords to find out what really drives the rental market. The research sheds lights on tenant-landlord relationships, and the unexpected tales of the rental market.

Endsleighs top landlord tips

20% of landlords say their biggest concern over the next 12 months are poor tenants and damages. We’ve put together some top tips to get you on your way.

Exhibition of Oops

Our ‘Exhibition of Oops’ highlights just a handful of the many unexpected moments that occur as a landlord. From loft conversions to stolen cars, we’ve heard it all…

What challenges will I face?

We look through the challenges and worries facing landlords in 2016 and how to avoid any unexpected costs.

Keeping your tenants happy

We take a look at the ways in which landlords have gone above and beyond to do something nice for their tenants and what they think is the best way to keep a happy tenant-landlord relationship.

Types of landlord insurance

Many landlords who are new to letting a property may not realise that they need specialist insurance to cover the properties they rent out.

Landlord responsibilities guide

Its not always clear where the responsibility lies in a rental property. We have created a responsibilities guide to clear up the confusion when it comes to rental property maintenance and care.

Changes in Stamp Duty

How do the changes in Stamp Duty affect landlords and property investors? Here is a brief outline on what you need to know about Stamp Duty.

What is ‘right to rent’?

From 1st February 2016 landlords will be responsible for checking their prospective tenant’s right to rent. Find out more here.

Tax changes and buy-to-lets

The Government’s Budget in July 2015 included changes to the way in which tax relief is calculated for landlords. These changes could have a significant impact on your income, find out more here.

Construction methods and their implications

We look at the benefits of using modern methods of construction and discuss the insurance implications related to these construction methods.

Your bank’s interest clauses

In the ever developing market of ‘Buy to Let’ mortgages, it is important that you understand your lender’s requirements when it comes to interest clauses. .

How to become a landlord for student tenants: Part 2

The second half of the guide from StuRents.com looks at how to market your property, through to signing a tenancy agreement and welcoming new tenants.