June Property Roundup

With Covid-19 still taking the headlines we will try to swerve adding to the already cluttered subject. To do this, however, is difficult because Covid-19 has affected every part of our communities, including the rental sector. We have good news though, we are seeing an increase in viewings and house moves as people try to figure out how best to return back to normality.

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The Top 5 Most Common Rental Repairs

Once the Landlord/Estate Agent has negotiated the tenancy agreement with the tenant, their job is not over. Hopefully, the agreement has a clause committing to ongoing maintenance during the tenancy term when needed by the tenant. Repairs can vary in range of difficulty and are generally unpredictable. The Landlord/Estate Agent has a duty to help with any repairs necessary. Below, is a heads up of what is most likely to need repairing during a tenancy period.

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Incentives That Will Make Your Tenants Want to Stay

There’s nothing better for a Landlord then finding good tenants who are clearly looking after your property and paying their rent on time. However, what happens at the end of their tenancy if they’re considering moving?! How can the Landlord try and tempt them to stay in their property for another year?

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Serving gas safety certificates correctly

A recent court case has highlighted the importance of serving gas safety certificates correctly. While things turned out in the landlord’s favour on this occasion, it shows how much of a headache these seemingly minor administrative duties can cause if landlords don’t carry them out to the letter.

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Tenant Damage That Does NOT count as 'Fair Wear & Tear'

What is ‘Fair Wear and Tear?’

Other than a common statement within tenancy agreements, fair wear and tear refers to residential lettings and the damages caused by tenants within their tenancy term. ‘Reasonable’ is usually synonymous with the term and used because it allows for speculation to what constitutes as damages.

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