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 as a landlord?

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

How to keep 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.

Reasons why you may need landlord insurance

12 May 2016

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

What is a Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme?

04 Apr 2016

As a landlord, it is essential to know about your Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP) obligations.

How do the changes in Stamp Duty affect landlords and property investors?

14 Mar 2016

Here is a brief outline on what you need to know about Stamp Duty.

What is ‘right to rent’?

11 Mar 2016

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

Avoid being surprised by your bank’s interest clauses

19 Feb 2016

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.

Construction methods and their implications

02 Mar 2016

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

How to become a landlord for student tenants: Part 2

11 Sep 2015

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.

How to become a landlord for student tenants: Part 1

07 Sep 2015

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.

5 tips for a successful property advert

01 May 2015

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.

Top 10 tips to let your property quickly

16 Apr 2015

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.

10 top tips to attract professional tenants

15 Apr 2015

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.

Should I furnish my rental property?

To furnish, or not to furnish? That is the question. We weigh up both sides of one of the more common landlord dilemmas.

How to create and maintain an effective property inventory

23 Feb 2015

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.

What are the Tax implications for my Rental Properties?

13 Jul 2015

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.

How to protect your property from high winds

20 Feb 2015

With gales forecast over the coming days, here are some tips on how to protect your property.

Flooding advice: how to prepare for extreme weather

15 Jan 2015

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.

How do I register for self assessment?

19 Jun 2015

In the third part of our series on landlord tax, RITA4Rent explain how to register for self assessment with HM Revenue and Customs.

What do I report on my self assessment tax return?

09 Jun 2015

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.

Landlords & the Law Part 1: Tenancies and the different types of ownership of property

30 Apr 2015

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.

Do you need to act on the Deregulation Act?

22 Apr 2015

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.

Introduction to Tax Part 1: What is a self assessment tax return?

28 Apr 2015

In the first of a new 7 part series on landlord tax, RITA4Rent begin by explaining what exactly is a self assessment tax return.

New letting agent redress scheme comes into force in October

30 Sep 2014

From the 1st October 2014, all lettings and property management agents must be registered with a government authorised consumer redress scheme.

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.

Landlord responsibilities guide

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.

How do the tax changes affect buy-to-let properties?

02 Mar 2016

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.

8 tips to prepare your property for winter

29 Oct 2015

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

How to protect your property from snow and ice

29 Oct 2015

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

Landlords and Tenants: Top tips for Better Relations

01 Apr 2015

Our survey of more than 2,600 landlords and tenants has shed light on what both parties can do to build a better relationship.

5 tips to keeping good tenants

23 Mar 2015

Do you rent to the ‘tenants from heaven’? Here are some tips on how to keep them.

How to bleed a radiator

11 Mar 2015

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.

What to do if you find a leak in the property

11 Mar 2015

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?

How to fix a leaking tap

11 Mar 2015

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.

How to build a better relationship with your tenant

11 Mar 2015

Want to build a better relationship with your tenant? Here are some first hand tips from both parties.

Highlights from the first ever NALS Northern Conference

04 Mar 2015

The inaugural NALS Northern Conference took place in York on 3rd March. Here are some of the highlights.

Using an illegal gas fitter could cost you thousands or even a life

24 Feb 2015

Are you about to have your cooker, boiler or gas fire fixed, fitted or serviced? Don’t get caught out.

Should I become a landlord?

13 Feb 2015

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?

New independent report calls for all agents to offer consumers financial protection

13 Feb 2015

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.

4 common mistakes all new landlords should avoid

06 Feb 2015

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.

Have you completed your self-assessment tax return?

19 Jan 2015

The deadline for landlords to file their tax return is 31 January. Failure to submit in time could prove costly.

5 tips to managing a successful tenancy agreement

18 Jan 2015

What’s the key to a successful tenancy? Here are 5 tips to get you started.

How to prevent and deal with rent arrears

17 Jan 2015

Falling into rent arrears can be a very difficult time for tenants. Follow these tips to deal with the situation and prevent it from happening again.

10 tips to get your property ready for students

14 Jan 2015

Thinking of letting out your property to students? Here are our tips on how to prepare.

How to become a landlord in 2015

07 Jan 2015

A new year has dawned and it's time to get planning. With pension reforms coming into effect in April, is now the time to become a landlord?

Stay safe and warm: top tips for safer heaters in rental properties

15 Dec 2014

Are your tenants using additional heaters to warm a property? Follow these simple checks to ensure their safety.

Right to Rent immigration checks launching on 1 December

28 Nov 2014

With the new Right to Rent checks due to come into force from Monday, here's a quick run down of what to expect.

3 top tips to avoid deposit disputes

21 Nov 2014

Deposit disputes between tenants and landlords can be stressful. Follow these simple steps to help reduce the risk of disputes taking place.

5 questions to help you choose a letting agent

16 Nov 2014

A letting agent can save you a lot of time and hassle when renting out a property. But before you sign up, here are some key questions for you to ask.

Government announces new powers to accelerate eviction of nightmare tenants

30 Oct 2014

Landlords could be rid of troublesome tenants within two weeks, according to new measures announced by the Government this week.

New 'Right to rent' checks come into force in December

29 Oct 2014

From 1 December, landlords in the West Midlands area will be required to carry out new checks on their tenants to ensure they have the right to live in the UK.

Top 5 tips to minimise the risk of making large insurance claims

22 Oct 2014

Suffering damage to your rental property can be very stressful. Follow these steps to help you minimise the risk of dealing with large claims.

How insurance for your tenants could save you hassle

17 Oct 2014

No matter what kind of property you rent out, you need to safeguard your investment. Being a landlord exposes you to risks which are not covered by conventional insurance.

How to choose the right tenants

15 Oct 2014

Selecting the right tenants is one of the most important decisions for a landlord. Here are a few hints and tips on how to secure reliable tenants.

Why property investors are buying student accommodation

08 Oct 2014

With large investors now piling into the student accommodation market, is this a good time for a private investor to part with their cash?

Government issues guidance on new redress schemes

08 Oct 2014

The Department for Communities and Local Government has released new guidelines on how letting agents and property managers can adhere to new legislation brought in this month.

Make smoke detectors a legal requirement says Labour MP

06 Oct 2014

Landlords should be legally obliged to fit a smoke alarm in all of their rental properties. That’s according to former Labour Housing Minister, Nick Raynsford MP.

Top tips to prepare your property for autumn

03 Oct 2014

Autumn is upon us and now is the time to make sure your property is in tip-top condition for the cold and wet months ahead.

New model tenancy agreement launched by the Government

30 Sep 2014

A new model tenancy agreement for use by landlords in the private rental sector has been unveiled by the Government.

Essex Landlord Accreditation Scheme launched today

25 Sep 2014

A new scheme which supports landlords and helps drive up the quality of housing for tenants across the county’s private rented sector has been launched today.

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