Landlords Tag

In this two-minute read, we look at the ins and outs of landlord insurance and consider how it might just save you money in the long run. As a private landlord, you’ve got to stay on top of repairs, damage, and unexpected costs. So how...

In this three-minute read, we look at the steps landlords can take to protect against a tenant falling into arrears. Landlords have always worried about tenants falling behind in the rent, but that fear feels particularly pertinent right now due to the pandemic. There are many reasons...

In this three-minute read, we talk about three types of tenants and the pros and cons of each. Currently, the UK rental market is booming, with landlords finding tenants quicker than ever according to Rightmove, and demand for rentals up 3% from last year. As...

In this two-minute read, we explain why being a landlord is a 24/7 job. One of the best things about going on holiday is that once you’ve packed your bags and locked the front door, you can breathe a sigh of relief. After months of hard work...

This three-minute read explores the reasons why evictions happen and how they are carried out. Getting to the stage where you have to evict your tenants is difficult for everyone involved and should always be considered as a last resort. It might be deemed necessary when: ...

In this three-minute read, we look at what’s involved in changing letting agents.   If your letting agent is delivering sloppy service or hitting you up for extra fees, then it’s time to think about switching. Many landlords mistakenly think changing agents is a messy and complicated...

In this three-minute read, we compare the different types of buy-to-let mortgages.   When choosing the right buy-to-let mortgage, landlords face a key decision: go with an interest-only deal or opt for a capital repayment arrangement. Both options have their pros and cons. Let’s take a closer...

In this three-minute read, we look at who is responsible for maintaining the garden at a rental property.   The most significant property trend to emerge from the pandemic has been the surge in demand – from buyers and renters – for properties with gardens. The race...

In this three-minute read, we look at what can go wrong if you side-step tenant reference checks and wind up with a bad tenant.   New landlords often flirt with the idea of ditching traditional tenant selection processes and taking a DIY approach instead. After all, there...