Renter’s Reform Bill update: what happens next?
May 29, 2023
May was the month when the Renter’s Reform Bill was introduced to Parliament. The Government has a deadline to keep as it wants the contents to become law before the next general election, which has to happen by 28thJanuary 2025.
Raising the rent: why, when and how explained
May 15, 2023
Life has got more expensive for the majority of us and a review of finances is frequently needed to ensure we’re balancing the books. This is especially true for landlords who, for the first time in many years, will find mortgage rates have doubled since they last looked at home loans.
How to personalise your rental property
April 17, 2023
Making a ‘house a home’ is a saying that applies to everyone, including tenants, but there is often confusion over what a renter can do to a property in terms of DIY and decorating. In this blog, we explain how a tenancy agreement will provide clarity, and we’ll suggest a number of ways to personalise a rental property without making permanent changes.
Invest in flats and attract budget-conscious tenants
January 23, 2023
The new year has certainly started on an upbeat note for the lettings sector. A survey by Finbri found more than 50% of UK property investors intend to expand their property portfolios in 2023.
FAQs: I’m a tenant, how can I reduce my energy bills?
December 12, 2022
In terms of rented properties, we are often asked how tenants can keep their fuel bills down. As well as recommending the advice of the Energy Saving Trust, we thought it would be useful to share the answers to our most frequently asked energy questions.
12 tenant reference red flags
November 14, 2022
Some tenancy applications that don’t proceed are a result of failed tenant reference checks. Knowing what may trip you up before you apply for a rental property will reduce the risk of you being turned down.
Clean your way to getting your deposit back
October 24, 2022
The latest Statistical Briefing by The Deposit Service – which represents the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, SafeDeposits Scotland and TDS Northern Ireland – found poor standards of cleanliness was the top reason for deposit disputes across the UK.
Fire safety in rented properties: updates & answers
October 3, 2022
Landlords are legally required to uphold gas and fire safety standards in properties they rent to tenants, with a number of compulsory laws in place. Here we share the most frequently asked questions from landlords, along with our answers.
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