Tenancy

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

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

Which bills are you responsible for as a tenant?

Are you confused about what bills are, and are not your responsibility in a rental property? For this week’s Top Tip Tuesday, we will be giving you the run down of all the bills you could be responsible for. As a tenant, rent will be your highest housing cost on a monthly basis. It is

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

A Guide for Landlords: Managing Void Periods in Tenancies

With average rents in the UK rising since the pandemic, each week that a property is standing empty will be costing landlords a hefty price. And if the property does not have a new tenant for a couple of months, this could mean that there could be a huge loss of income. That is why

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