How landlords will have to adapt in a post-COVID world

The global coronavirus outbreak has had far-reaching effects that have touched pretty much every industry, including the private rented sector. At the height of lockdown, property sales and lettings were pretty much on ice, and while many of those restrictions have thankfully been lifted, there are some rules and complications that will most likely stick around for a good while. Adapting to these, at least for the time being, will be part of getting back to what people are calling ‘the new normal’.

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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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