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.
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.
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…
We look through the challenges and worries facing landlords in 2016 and how to avoid any unexpected costs.
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.
Many landlords who are new to letting a property may not realise that they need specialist insurance to cover the properties they rent out.
As a landlord, it is essential to know about your Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP) obligations.
Here is a brief outline on what you need to know about Stamp Duty.
From 1st February landlords will be responsible for checking their prospective tenant’s right to rent. Find out more here.
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. This article will help you decipher the lingo, to ensure you understand the agreement you are signing up to.
We look at the benefits of using modern methods of construction and discuss the insurance implications related to these construction methods.
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.
In the first of two articles looking at the process of becoming a student landlord, property portal StuRents.com talks you through purchasing your property and getting it ready for market.
Getting your property to stand out from the crowd is not easy. Here are 5 tips from Spareroom on how to create the perfect property advert.
As a landlord, you'll want to install good tenants as soon as possible. Read 10 tips from homes4u on how to let your property quickly.
Professionals are a prize target for landlords - but how do you appeal to them? Read our 10 top tips for attracting and keeping professional tenants.
To furnish, or not to furnish? That is the question. We weigh up both sides of one of the more common landlord dilemmas.
An inventory will help to protect the position of both landlords and tenants. It can also provide evidence of the condition of the property at the time it was let. Here's how to manage an effective one.
Paying tax is one of the inescapable costs for any business, and this includes your let property. However, there are many exemptions and allowances that could be applicable to your business that could make your investment all the more worthwhile.
With gales forecast over the coming days, here are some tips on how to protect your property.
The Met Office has issued flood warnings for many parts of England, Wales and Scotland. Here are some useful tips to help you and your tenants prepare.
In the third part of our series on landlord tax, RITA4Rent explain how to register for self assessment with HM Revenue and Customs.
In the second of our 7 part series on landlord tax, RITA4Rent explore the different types of information which need to be reported to HM Revenue and Customs.
In the first of a new series on the legal responsibilities of landlords, Tessa Shepperson, founder of the Landlord Law Blog, explains tenancies and the different types of property ownership.
The Deregulation Act came into force on 26 March 2015 to clarify tenancy deposit protection requirements. Read a summary by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme for a summary of the key changes, so you can check your situation and whether you need to take action.
In the first of a new 7 part series on landlord tax, RITA4Rent begin by explaining what exactly is a self assessment tax return.
From the 1st October 2014, all lettings and property management agents must be registered with a government authorised consumer redress scheme.
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.
According to Endsleigh’s survey, nearly 40% of landlords agree that tenants are unaware or unclear of what their responsibility is for a rental property and what the landlords is. We have created a responsibilities guide to clear up the confusion when it comes to rental property maintenance and care.
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.
As we approach winter, now’s a good time to think about how best to prepare your property for the months ahead.
As temperatures plummet, it's time to consider how to prepare your property for the effects of snow and ice.
Our survey of more than 2,600 landlords and tenants has shed light on what both parties can do to build a better relationship.
Do you rent to the ‘tenants from heaven’? Here are some tips on how to keep them.
Bleeding a radiator is one of those scary sounding chores which is actually very easy and quick to do. Here's a video explaining what to do.
Discovering a leak in your home can be alarming. To prevent it from getting worse and causing serious damage, you need to shut off the water supply. But how do you do this?
Do you have a tap that's spraying water in funny directions or leaking at the base? Chances are you need to replace the washer. Here's how to do it.
Want to build a better relationship with your tenant? Here are some first hand tips from both parties.
The inaugural NALS Northern Conference took place in York on 3rd March. Here are some of the highlights.
Are you about to have your cooker, boiler or gas fire fixed, fitted or serviced? Don’t get caught out.
Increasing numbers of people are looking to the buy-to-let market as a means of earning additional income. But is it right for you?
An independent report on the private rented sector (PRS) was released last week by Kate Faulkner called ‘Designs On Property’, which looks at the PRS from all perspectives.
The popularity of the buy to let sector in the UK shows no sign of abating. Unfortunately, there are a number of costly mistakes waiting to be made.
The deadline for landlords to file their tax return is 31 January. Failure to submit in time could prove costly.
What’s the key to a successful tenancy? Here are 5 tips to get you started.