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Landlords Need Knot Fear Japanese Knotweed

19 September, 20170 Comments
One of the most pressing and demanding issues for any landlord is proper maintenance of their properties, so that tenants are satisfied, and they are in compliance with responsibilities and existing legislation. Keeping the inside in top shape is one thing, but garden areas present a particular problem, and especially when faced with the peculiar
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New accreditation changing the face of private housing

09 February, 20170 Comments
New Section 21 legislation designed to help protect private renters from rogue landlords isn’t working, claim MPs and housing lawyers. In 2015 the law in England changed to make “revenge evictions” illegal, which applies to rental agreements signed since 1st October 2015. Faulty electrics, damp and broken boilers that don’t get fixed are all officially
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Tenants are paying for their own home improvements

06 February, 20170 Comments
According to latest research from the home improvements website Plentific, some 73% of private tenants are paying for DIY issues at their own expense. Understandably, those who plan to live in rental accommodation for an extended period are often more inclined to want to make it feel more like a home. The study also shows that:
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Top Five Ways to Be a Great Landlord

31 January, 20170 Comments
To be a Great Landlord means to be a good Landlord to keep his/her tenants happy. There is a saying, “To be happy, make others happy,” so property owners are no poles apart. Being Great Landlord needs money, time, and effort, and it will be rewarding if it assists the property owner to keep the
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How to make money in property and the mistakes to avoid

30 April, 20140 Comments
With all of the T.V programmes and newspaper articles taking about how people are getting rich in property every day, it’s easy to get drawn in to the glitz and glamour and the view that property is a short term ride to quick riches. But is it really the case? When I started in property
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Should You Use A Letting Agent?

23 April, 20140 Comments
Do you consider yourself a professional landlord? If you let any kind of property, you should; even if you let just one house, you are subject to the same legal requirements as property developers with a whole string of property under their belts. Of course, career landlords will have trusted agents or employees to take
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What can you do when hell is on your doorstep?

02 April, 20140 Comments
In the UK our neighbours can often live too close to home; outlined last night by Channel 5’s new series “The Nightmare Neighbour From Hell”, revealing the traumatic, shocking, humourous and occasionally bizarre experiences of victims of nightmare neighbours. With 1 in 5 of us having been in an argument with our close neighbours, out of
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If you raised the rent would your tenants fall into arrears ?

18 March, 20140 Comments
As the Chancellor puts the finishing touches to his Budget, due to be delivered tomorrow, coupled with the government stating that the UK’s economy is on the road to recovery – LRS would like to ask are your tenants flush or if you raised the rents would they fall into arrears? Business in the big
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