Updated COVID-19 guidance for landlords

‘Uncertainty’ is a word that everyone is getting a bit tired of hearing these days. For years it was ‘Brexit uncertainty’, now it’s ‘COVID uncertainty’. But these months we’re currently living through really are uncertain times. The more draconian lockdown measures have been relaxed, but new rules have come in, and certain parts of the country have already had freshly-restored freedoms rolled back as the numbers have spiked.

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Explained: Types of Inspections

Inspections are a word that can sometimes strike fear into the hearts of both tenants and Agents/Landlords. However, they are a formality that should be carried out in the interest of both parties for different reasons and shouldn’t always be seen as something negative. What should also be known is that there are differences to the types of inspections which are carried out in rental properties for the start, duration and end of a tenancy. Here is a list of a few and the differences between them:

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How to: Be a Good Neighbour

We’re flipping things around, from nightmare neighbours and boundary disputes, to how you can focus on yourself to get the best out of your relationship with your neighbours. It may seem like a chore at times, but a healthy relationship with your neighbour can save you a lot of aggro.

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How To: Live in Harmony in a Houseshare

You don’t truly know someone until you live with them. Whether you’re moving in with someone you know or it’s a house share of random people, there will be an element of risk. At face value we are very different to our oddities behind closed doors. Meeting potential housemates while viewing properties isn’t enough time to fully vet them and judge their housemate potential. Get it right, however, and you’re laughing! Living with your best friends can be a great time, and, with most people delaying getting onto the property ladder, it’s occurring more frequently.

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Ways to Reduce Maintenance Costs Between Tenants

Once a tenant has left a property the Landlord will now need to focus on getting it ready for the next. However, with this focus comes all the costs of ensuring everything gets off to the best start once a new tenant moves in. This is an important job as it will set the precedent for the new tenants and influence how they will treat the property so the Landlord must ensure that they try not to cut any corners.

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