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Smoke and Carbon monoxide requirements for Landlords

Smoke and Carbon monoxide requirements for Landlords

Landlords: smoke and carbon monoxide requirements What are the requirements? Whenever a room is used partially or entirely for living accommodation, and contains any appliance capable of burning solid fuel, landlords must ensure that there is a carbon monoxide alarm...

Landlord to access property during tenancy

Landlord to access property during tenancy

Property access during a tenancy During a tenancy, you or your agent may need access to a property for a variety of reasons. You may have to enter a property at some point, whether it is for a repair, legal obligation, or viewing. It may not always be possible to...

Financial management for commercial landlords in 2022

Financial management for commercial landlords in 2022

In the future, some landlords may have to tighten up their financial management in some sectors of the commercial property market because rents will remain below pre-pandemic levels in some subsectors. Rents reduced by the pandemic have been the most damaging to...

PAT guidance for landlords

PAT guidance for landlords

PAT GUIDANCE Electrical appliances provided by a landlord as part of a tenancy must be maintained in a safe condition that doesn't harm the tenant. If this is not done, the landlord may be liable for negligence. Landlords should, however, ensure that they do this...

Fire Safety For Landlords

Fire Safety For Landlords

Fire Safety For Landlords You can suffer catastrophic damage from a fire in your property, resulting in uninhabitable properties and expensive, time-consuming repairs resulting in lost rental income. Furthermore, fire poses a serious threat to the safety of your...

Creating a tenancy – A guide for landlords

Creating a tenancy – A guide for landlords

After finding a suitable tenant, you'll need to sign a tenancy agreement with them. Throughout the duration of this tenancy, both you and your tenant are expected to follow this agreement, so it's crucial that both parties understand their obligations. The best way to...

Referencing all you need to know

Referencing all you need to know

What is Referencing? When a landlord or agent assesses a potential tenant's suitability, they perform tenant referencing checks. A landlord may perform a simple credit check on a prospective tenant or a comprehensive background check. The best place to check your...

Periodic tenancies

Periodic tenancies

There is usually a fixed term to tenancy agreements. In general, these fixed terms last for six to twelve months, although the length can vary based on the need. Fix term lease A fixed-term lease, however, does not require the tenant to vacate the property at the end...

Gearing up your Lettings Business

Gearing up your Lettings Business

Like any business, having a firm plan in place of how to make the best start with the correct foundations will usually tend to be the make or break. Business plan for your letting business Getting the business plan right will mean that you can execute the current...

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