Portfolio Management

Jargon-Buster for First-Time Landlords

Navigating your way through jargon and the industry can be a tricky task for landlords. Especially if it is your first time letting out a property. To make life that little bit easier, we have come up with a simple list of common phrases that you might come across when letting out a property. A

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

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.

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

A Guide for Landlords: Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a monthly payment that is given to someone to assist with their living costs. There are several reasons why people may be on Universal Credit – it can be due to illness, preventing the individual to work or even child tax credit. As these funds can be used as housing benefit, it

Expanding Your Rental Portfolio – A Landlord’s Guide

As a landlord, you are helping to provide homes for a growing number of tenants across the UK. Whether you became a landlord because you decided not to sell your former family home, or deliberately chose to invest in property, your part in the property market is important. If you already have one property that

Calculating and Boosting Rental Yields

As a landlord, it is particularly useful to use measures such as rental yield to compare different properties within your portfolio. In addition, it can be a useful target when considering future investments. Today we will be sharing what rental yield is, the various methods of calculating yield and how you can boost rental income.

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