What landlords need to know about the new electrical safety checks and laws

The safety of your tenants should always be a priority. Considering everything from regular maintenance to external repairs is essential to keep within regulations to provide a comfortable home to potential and current tenants. Keeping up to date with changes in the law also means you are aware of new rules that might affect your property portfolio.

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Right to Rent Updated for Landlords

Right to Rent is something that landlords have to take very seriously. All landlords have a legal responsibility to make sure that any tenants they rent to have the right to live and rent in the UK before letting a property to them.

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A fire safety guide for landlords

While serious house-fires have been declining in recent decades, disasters still occur. Tenants themselves obviously have a major part to play in fire safety, but as landlord there are lots of things you can do – and in some cases are legally obliged to do – to minimise risks.

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A landlord’s guide to renewing tenancies

When tenant and landlord sign an assured shorthold tenancy (AST), it normally locks both parties into the agreement for a set period of time, whether that’s a year, two years or even longer. There may be a break clause that allows either party to get out of the contract at an agreed point, but otherwise the tenancy will run for the specified time.

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What Are Tenants Really Looking For?

One of the worst things for a landlord is having an empty property that is costing you money. The more potential tenants that are interested in your property, the easier it should be to let it out quickly.

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