Tenant or Landlord Responsibility: Infestations

If you have a problem with pests then there is usually a problem with the property. You may want to run and hide but it’s time to figure out where the problem is and when it started to occur. This will give the best opportunity to figure out who is responsible for the infestation. Pests and vermins can range from the classic mice and rat problems, to ant, flea, bedbug, mite issues, and everyone’s favourite, cockroaches.

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Red Flags Signalling A Run-Down Property

When viewing a property whether it is to rent or to buy you should always be on the lookout for any problems that are likely to occur in the future or may in fact already be an issue. The potential problems for an older property are endless and something that should be in the front of any potential renter or owner's mind. Here’s a list of a few red flags that may signal that the property you want to rent or buy is run down:

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5 Services Every Independent Landlord Should Invest In

Although many Landlords opt to have their property managed by an Agent there are also many to choose to be independent and manage their properties themselves. If this is the case, to make things somewhat easier the Landlord should ensure that they invest their money wisely into different covers and services as they don’t have the safety net of the Agents maintenance contacts to fall back onto. This ensures that a Landlord is fulfilling their contractual obligations and keeping their tenants happy. Here are five services that every independent Landlord should invest in:

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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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