Category: Landlord Advice

East Midlands property market remains resilient despite uncertainty

According to recent reports, the East Midlands’ property market remained resilient throughout 2018 despite a backdrop of political uncertainty. The company’s Market Insite report, which monitors trends in the regional property market across Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, highlighted a positive year across the region with keen interest from owner-occupiers for freehold property. It also showcased… Read more »

Landlord questions, EPCs? Tenancy deposit scheme? Gas safety? Right to Rent checks?

Are you a fully compliant Landlord?

Get a FREE Landlord health check! With ever-changing legislation for the private rental market, it’s a good time to become a compliant Landlord to avoid any penalties! We’re happy to provide a FREE health check for all local landlords, with advice and guidance to ensure you’re doing things right. Have you carried out ‘Right to… Read more »

What should landlords look for in a Leicester letting agent?

If you’re a busy landlord that can’t devote a lot of time to managing properties (maybe it’s not your full-time job) then a local Leicester letting agent could be the answer to ensure that both you and your tenant(s) are happy. If you’re a first-time landlord then working with a letting agent such as Readings… Read more »

How landlords can meet the minimum EPC rating

As you’re already aware, from 1st April 2018 landlords will have to ensure that their rental property has a minimum EPC rating of E. These new regulations apply to new lets and tenancy renewals. You could be fined thousands of pounds if you breach these regulations unless you are exempt. If your property has an EPC… Read more »

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What’s the new Boiler Plus legislation?

What does Boiler Plus mean? Boiler Plus is a new set of regulations (part of the Heat In Buildings policy) affecting the energy efficiency of heating systems and has raised the bar for both manufacturers and installers. Why is the legislation changing? The main motivation for these changes is to phase out inefficient boilers to… Read more »

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Right to Rent Checks

Are Right to Rent Checks for everyone? Yes! Except for underage children that is. But even then, you need to check their age, particularly if they are a teenager, just to be sure they really are under 18 (and keep a copy of the proof). It’s important to know who is applicable for Right to… Read more »