Becoming a landlord can be an excellent way to build up your monthly income, and it doesn’t have to be stressful. There are plenty of ways to reduce the difficulty of looking after your rental property and make letting simple - here are our top 10 hacks to make your life as a landlord that much easier.
Some people like to deal with the letting and management of their rental properties themselves, while others prefer to let an agency handle the practicalities.
The best way to ensure shared rental success, is to live with a bunch of like-minded souls you enjoy being around and don’t mind sharing a loo seat with.
The Deregulation Act 2015 is a vast tract of legalese that clarified, modernised and generally cleaned up old, redundant or inadequate legislation. It covers everything from road racing and the sale of alcoholic chocolates to the management of child trust funds and the quantities in which you’re permitted to sell knitting yarn.
For some reason people seem to resent council tax a bit more than other forms of tax. Perhaps it’s because for most people their income tax and national insurance contributions are skimmed off their pay before the money ever hits their account, while VAT is usually included in the stated price of goods and services so we don’t always notice it. Council tax, on the other hand, comes in the form of significant monthly payments or a big annual bill.
Antisocial behaviour isn’t much fun for anyone. At best, it’s a nuisance for people trying to get on with their lives in the surrounding area, and at worst it can be a matter for the police. And what if the antisocial behaviour is being carried out by someone living in your property? Neighbours and local councils will want you to do something about it, but is it really your responsibility?
Rent controls have been introduced in many countries over the years. But are they actually a good thing?
The logic is that they prevent landlords from charging too much to tenants, but this isn’t how it often works out. In fact, according to new research, rent controls can actually hurt tenants.
One of the great advantages of renting a property is the reduced responsibility in maintaining it.
If you’re just at the start of the journey to becoming a landlord, you may not have considered how important the question (and cost!) of insurance is going to be. Appropriate insurance should help you secure your purchase and relationship with tenants but, most importantly, protect your own interests and investment.
Moving out and renting your first home is an important and exciting time in anyone’s life. It can also feel a little daunting as lots of worries and questions enter your mind and you’re faced with lots of decisions to make!
There is a growing push towards corporate entities to incorporate their community’s needs as a core business strategy. Is it something those holding a portfolio of properties should look into as well?
A housing association is a privately owned or held organisation that provides low cost housing on a not-for-profit basis in the UK. Housing associations are a form of social housing, in that they provide homes for many people who would otherwise struggle to find them, and often receive public funding on order to do so.
With winter and the cold weather already here in the UK most of us have already been turning the heating up on a sliding scale as the weeks run up to Christmas.
If you are a landlord in England or Wales, you need to know about the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). But what exactly is this, how do you get one and what happens if you don’t provide one when required? Here’s a guide to everything you need to know
We all promise ourselves that we’re going to do this clean right, and get our deposit back this time. And we do really well, putting all the effort into it that we should... until we come to the oven.
After purchasing your buy-to-let property, there’s still the issue of turning that investment into profit.
In relation to domestic gas a Landlord is anyone who rents out a property that they own under a lease that is shorter than 7 years or under a licence (Gas Safety Regulations 1998)
What does Gas Safety Mean?
Gas Safety means that every appliance in rented accommodation must be checked by a registered and qualified engineer to ensure the appliance is safe for the Tenant to use.
As our government continues to wobble along a tightrope between keeping a lid on the virus and trying to let everyday life continue in some form, sending students back to university was always going to be a big gamble.
As a landlord, it’s important to know that you’re making the most of your rental property. Such a large investment needs to be properly looked after, and if you’re planning to make a significant return on your investment then you’ll need to look into ways to add value to your home before you let it out. At Ezylet, we’re always helping landlords find the right price for their properties, so we know what adds value and what doesn’t; here are our top tips for making your home worth that little bit extra.