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.
Any landlord knows the best tenants are the ones that pay their rent on time and are only ever heard from to report faults without demanding immediate results.
The coronavirus pandemic has seen a lot of negotiation between landlords and tenants over rent payments. While a recent survey from the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) suggested that most tenants have continued to pay their rent in full since March, it also showed that a significant percentage of people have arranged rent holidays or reductions to mitigate the financial impact of lockdown.
The new welfare system outlined by the Conservative Government which is called Universal Credit will soon be coming online in 2016/17.
Gah, there is nothing worse than a terrible flatmate. From unpaid bills, to toenail clippings all over the place, fridge thieves and bad body odour, who you live with can make a real impact.
Christmas is the season of goodwill, and it can be a good opportunity for you as a landlord to acknowledge the relationship you have with your tenants.
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.
While the fundamental legal process of selling your rental property to your tenant is the same as if you were selling to anyone else, there are a few extra considerations, things you need to know and steps you’ll have to take.
At Ezylet, we strive to make the rental process simpler for tenants, offering a one-stop solution, from helping you find your perfect rental property to supporting you through our Rent Guarantor Service.
This is why we have recently partnered with Revolut, a company that offer the ultimate digital banking alternative. Tenants, managing your finances just got a little bit easier!
Tenants should always read, review & sign an inventory renting a property from a Landlord or Agent. The inventory should be conducted before & after each tenant moves in/out of the property.
One of the most important things that a Landlord should do, outside of what is legally required, is to ensure a full inventory of the property is conducted before and after each tenant moves in/out of the property.
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.
Being a landlord comes with its own set of unique challenges - from constant repairs to tenants calling at 4am because the wifi isn’t working, your work is cut out for you in a number of different ways.
Although you are, of course, responsible for a certain amount of maintenance, we’ve put together the following guide to help you provide a low maintenance rental and to stay on top of the management of your property.
There are two checks you (or your agent) are required to make on your tenants before you rent to them:
One of the most important parts of the rental process; especially for landlords has to be the inspections.
As a private landlord, your engagement with the Criminal Law Act is probably going to be fairly minimal. But among the various sections dealing with obscene films, bomb hoaxes and cannabis resin, there’s one patch of legalese that can prove a bit of a headache for any landlord who encounters it. Section 6.
The Government’s new Code of Practice on illegal immigrants and rented property is asking landlords to do the Home Office’s job, without training or compensation. Ezylet asks what the hell is going on.
An independent survey from the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has shown that the vast majority of tenants have kept paying their rent as normal since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Vetting prospective tenants is essential in finding someone who won’t get into rent arrears, looks after your rental property and gives you the rental income you’re after. Ezylet looks at your best options for vetting tenants.