Things Often Missed in a Property Inspection

Being a landlord can be an extremely rewarding job however, it can also be a challenging one as well. There are many tasks that need to be undertaken, as well as legal responsibilities that need to be upheld to ensure you provide a duty of care to the tenant. Once a tenant has moved into

Viewings and Negotiations

When using an agent, you will find that they will handle both your viewings and negotiations on your behalf. However, if you are choosing not to use an agent, there are few things you will need to know in order to understand how both these processes work. Keep reading to find out how to conduct

Preparing for a New Tenancy

When one tenancy ends, it’s time to start preparing for your next occupant. If you are working with an agent, they will be able to take care of all your tenancy agreements, handling of deposits and inventory arrangements. However, it is worth knowing the process between each tenancy. Step One: Prepare an inventory It is

A Guide to Tenant Referencing

Ending up with a tenant who does not pay their rent is every landlord’s worst nightmare. There are some easy steps that you can take before acquiring the tenant, which could minimise the risk, save you some time, stress, and money in the long run. When you use a letting agent like us, we can

Additional Costs as a Landlord

In addition to covering any outstanding mortgage or loan repayments, landlords must be able to ensure that their rental income can adequately cover the additional costs that come with being a landlord. While it is easier to budget for the regular outgoings, such as insurance and service charges, planning for the unexpected can easily be

Ending and Extending a Shorthold Tenancy

A fixed term tenancy agreement is a contract that allows a tenant to occupy a property for a fixed period. It can also include a break clause, which allows either the landlord or the tenant to bring the tenancy to an end before the actual end date of their contract, provided they give suitable notice.

Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) – A Landlord’s Guide

Assured Shorthold Tenancies, also known as ASTs, are the most common type of private tenancy in the UK. For a tenancy to be eligible for an AST, it must be the tenant’s main residence and you, the landlord, must not live in the property. Other information you should know about Assured Shorthold Tenancies are: They

Tax Considerations: A Landlord’s Guide

As a landlord, you will have to declare your income and costs – whether you make a profit or not – you will need to keep all records, invoices, receipts, and statements for up to six years. HMRC has various requirements, depending on which rental income bracket you fall into, so be sure to familiarise

How to Beat the Crowd When Purchasing an Investment Property

Finding the perfect property can take time and making sure you keep up to date with all the new properties on the market is vital to any landlord looking for their next investment. Boxall Brown & Jones property alerts allows you to tailor your search and get frequent email updates to let you know what

Why Inventories are Important for a Rental Property

After the tenancy agreement, an inventory is probably the most important document for both a landlord and tenant. For this week’s Top Tip Tuesday, our lettings team are sharing all the things landlords need to know about a professional property inventory, plus some exclusive top tips to ensure you get the most out of your

How to Keep Your Tenants Happy

Many landlords aspire to have a trustworthy, long-term tenant who pays their rent on time and keeps up with basic property maintenance. Creating a positive relationship with your tenants will not only make your life as a landlord a little easier but will also help you generate a greater return on your property investment. At

How to Let Your Property Fast

Taking steps to prepare your property for a new tenant can be the difference between a quick and easy letting, or your property remaining on the market for a long period of time. How long does it typically take to rent a property? Prior to the pandemic, the average time it took to let a

Why Invest in a Commuter Town Property?

With the increase of homeworking, more professionals are moving from the busy city centres to quieter commuter towns. This is now opening up opportunities for buy-to-let landlords. Living outside cities can provide the best of both worlds, it provides the chance to experience everything the city has to offer, whilst saving a bit of money

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