What are tenants looking for in the perfect rental?

If you are a landlord, it is very helpful to get into the mind of your potential tenants and understand what they are looking for in a rental property. What are their priorities and what kind of features are most important to them? According to surveys, such as those conducted by rental company Finders Keepers … Continue reading “What are tenants looking for in the perfect rental?”

How the internet has changed the process of buying Landlord Insurance

The internet has made a huge change to the landlord industry in a lot of ways, changing the ways that landlords communicate with tenants, advertise listings, buy property and much more. The entire experience of being a landlord is a lot different, thanks to the technology and means of communication that we have in our … Continue reading “How the internet has changed the process of buying Landlord Insurance”

Letting agents taking deposits regardless of room availability

According to a recent investigation by newsbeat, many letting agents are taking thousands of pounds from tenants as a holding fee for their properties – then keeping the money without letting them move in. Many tenants have reported depositing money for down payments, then having the rental cancelled and the payment never returned to them. … Continue reading “Letting agents taking deposits regardless of room availability”

How Will Scottish Independence Impact the Housing Market?

There has been a lot of uncertainty recently about whether or not Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom following the Referendum on the 18th of September this year. Many people are wondering what kind of impact this decision will have on the residential housing market. The Independence Debate is becoming quite a concern … Continue reading “How Will Scottish Independence Impact the Housing Market?”

How Government Property Schemes Have Helped People onto the Property Ladder

These days it can be difficult for young people to get on the property ladder, with the rising cost of house prices in the UK. However, due to a number of government schemes, the process of getting on the property ladder is becoming a lot easier. Over 100,000 households in the UK have been helped … Continue reading “How Government Property Schemes Have Helped People onto the Property Ladder”

Landlords – keep an eye out for hidden Letting Agents fees

Landlords are currently being warned to keep an eye out for lettings agents who are adding numerous hidden fees to their maintenance invoices, without outlining exactly what they are doing. At the moment, many agents are increasing their bills by charging a commission on maintenance work that they book with their property management service. Essentially, … Continue reading “Landlords – keep an eye out for hidden Letting Agents fees”