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Tenants at risk put landlords at risk!

May 26, 2016

According to a new report released earlier this month by Royal London, almost five million renters in the U.K. have no plans in place to cover their rent if they stop earning for three months or more. Many landlords often say that they only let to “private” tenants, but a private tenant may only be […] View article >

The Shocking Truth about Overloading your electrical sockets

May 23, 2016

Government statistics show that electricity causes more than 20,000 fires a year in the UK. As a result, about 70 people are killed and 350,000 are seriously injured every year due to an electrical accident in the home. Over the last twenty years the number of electrical appliances typically found in a home has grown […] View article >

The opportunities & challenges of “long distance” landlording

May 13, 2016

Recent headlines in the media suggests that landlords should start to look further afield for higher yields. Whilst London and the South East continue to experience significant increases in capital gains, landlords looking for higher yields could do well to consider looking  further afield at lower value properties elsewhere in the country. In all price […] View article >

Houses fit for a pooch

May 12, 2016

With around 58 million pets across the country it’s no secret that the UK is a nation of pet-lovers.  People’s pets are very much a part of the family and like any member of the family, they need a bed. In honour of pampered pooches and pets thoughout the land we have pulled together a […] View article >

Renting to tenants with pets

May 6, 2016

When it comes to finding a rental property with a beloved pet in tow, sometimes tenants can find their options are limited, as landlords have refused to consider allowing pets in their properties. The landlord’s fears are normally related to  damage to the property and possible complaints from neighbours about noise or mess. However, landlords […] View article >

Balconies and BBQs don’t mix

May 3, 2016

As the temperatures rise and BBQs across the land are uncovered from their winter hibernation, it’s important to ensure that the BBQ is positioned safely. For those without the benefit of a back garden, using the balcony could be a tempting option, however as explained below, it’s a temptation that should be avoided at all […] View article >