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A-Z of Lettings J is for You’re “ Joking”...right?

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For this Blog we thought we’d take a lighter look at the world of residential Lettings……yes folks there is a lighter side!  Lets Go Professional want to share some of the strange and funny stories we and our colleagues have come across over the years.

Most tales revolve around tenants who think we . . . → Read More: A-Z of Lettings J is for You’re “ Joking”…right?

A-Z of Lettings: I is for Inventories

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A-Z of lettings I is for Inventory.

A Guide to Rental Inventories

Why have an Inventory?

We are often asked by new Landlords if an inventory is really necessary, or that they will do it themselves as the property is unfinished, in an attempt to save money. Our advice . . . → Read More: A-Z of Lettings: I is for Inventories

A-Z of Lettings H is For HMO

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A –Z of Lettings

H is for HMO

If you have a large property that you are considering letting to a number of people you may need to consider if the property comes under HMO (House of Multiple Occupancy) license legislation.

A property is considered an HMO if it falls into the following . . . → Read More: A-Z of Lettings H is For HMO

G is for Guarantor

A-Z of Lettings

G is for Guarantor

Often a Landlord or Letting Agent will ask for a guarantor for the rent payments before they let a property to certain individuals, e.g. students, DSS or low income earners. There may be a number of circumstances for this request.  It is therefore essential that a potential . . . → Read More: A – Z of Lettings: G is for Guarantor

F is for Fire & Furnishings Regulations

A – Z of Letting

F is for Fire & Furnishings Regulations

In order to comply with the Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988

a Landlord or Managing Letting agent (suppliers) must ensure that furniture and furnishings meet the relevant requirements regarding ignition and fire safety. The regulations aim to . . . → Read More: A – Z of Lettings; F is for Fire & Furnishings Regulations

E is for Eviction

E is for Eviction

Reclaiming your rental property through the eviction process can be a lengthy, costly and arduous task that has several pitfalls along the way if strict procedures are not followed.  This blog aims to provide an overview of the process and offer an alternative speedy solution that may . . . → Read More: A – Z of Lettings: E is for Eviction

D is for Deposit Protection

The A – Z of Lettings

D is for Deposit Protection

Overview

A tenants deposit must placed in a tenancy deposit protection (TDP) scheme if a property is let / rented out on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy that started after 6 April 2007. The schemes in England and Wales are:

. . . → Read More: A-Z of Letting: D is for Deposit Protection

C is for Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Killer

C is for Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

Carbon Monoxide is a deadly gas produced from carbon based fuels such oil, wood, gas and coal. You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, you can’t taste it, it has no colour and yet it can be deadly!

For the safe use . . . → Read More: C is for Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

B is for Break Clause

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B is for Break Clause:

What is it and how it can benefit both parties

A break clause is inserted into a tenancy agreement, most often an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) when the fixed term is more often a year or more.  The break clause will be worded . . . → Read More: B is for Break Clause

A is for Accidental Landlord

A. Is for Accidental Landlords

With the current uncertainty in the house sales market we are seeing more novice Landlords coming onto the market as they struggle to sell their property.  Now is the time when agents must have duty of care in pointing out the risks involved in letting a property and give . . . → Read More: A is for Accidental Landlord