It’s unfortunately a sad fact of life that most tenancies tend to be relatively short term and, as a landlord, a large part of your job is attracting new tenants for your property. Whether you’re letting a single person dwelling or a large student house, finding the right tenants takes time, money and effort in terms of advertising, agency fees and preparation. Probably the most crucial part of the whole process is property viewings and, we’ve put together the 10 most common mistakes that landlords make with viewings - and how to avoid them.
The last month of summer before many families return to work and school as normal after the Covid interruption. However, there has also been plenty of property news circling throughout this month to cast your eye over that we have covered including the following:
Buying a house comes with a lot of expenses beyond the cost of the property itself. These often catch out property buyers who receive a shock when they find out how much extra they will need to buy their dream home.
The New Year often brings lots of exciting changes and resolutions including looking for your perfect home. After the Christmas rush, January can be a great time to snap up a rented property. However, there are lots of things to consider before leaping in feet first.
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:
Moving away from home can be truly liberating, or it can be scary depending on whether you’ve been champing at the bit to escape for years, or whether you’re really a bit of a home-bird.
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When you find that perfect house to rent and picture yourself living there; you are not likely to think about the actually process of moving. However when the time comes to relocate, whether it is across the road or across the country you will find that there is always plenty to think about.
When moving house, there are a huge number of factors to be considered and a million and one things to decide - and your moving date is one of them! Although many don’t get a whole lot of choice when it comes to their moving date, those that do are heading for the same one this year - August 30th, to be precise.
So your university days are finally behind you and you’ve just landed your dream job; a time of change and excitement, particularly if this new phase of your life involves a change of location. For some, this may mean a move to a nearby town or city close to home but, for those looking to build a career in niche industries such as the music industry or The Stock Exchange, it will often mean a more drastic move……..to the big smoke!
The festive season is an exciting time especially if you’re looking forward to moving home in the New Year. However, alongside a fresh start, there are often some hurdles that the Christmas holidays bring that could affect your moving date.
Living costs and energy bills are often a hot topic of conversation for both homeowners and renters. In November 2018, Ofgem announced an energy price cap of £1,137 for typical households, which would take effect from 1 January 2019. Depending on what tariff you’re on, this price cap could help you save money. However, they also announced this will be reviewed twice a year until 2020 and is due to increase to £1,254 for customers paying by direct debit in April 2019.
Scotland is the perfect place to live if you love a mix of vibrant cities, undulating countryside and majestic mountain scenes. It’s an ideal spot for all ages including families, couples and individuals looking for the best of good living and exciting experiences.
York has been named the ‘best place’ in Britain to live. It was given the distinguished title by the Sunday Times, which reviewed locations across the land and compared various factors to find a winner.