We hear the word HMO used plenty in the property industry, but there is sometimes confusion over what exactly it stands for and means. Continue reading
We’ve just entered August and so the chances of your tenants going on holiday have instantly increased. On the other hand, your property may be empty as you await new tenants in the autumn. Continue reading
This month there’s been some positive news for Scottish tenants, which – in the long run – is also good for landlords.
An accidental landlord is, as the name suggests, someone who has ended up letting out a property they own through circumstances, rather than by design.
There has been plenty of coverage about incoming buy-to-let tax changes and how this is bad news for landlords and investors across the country.
However, buy-to-let still represents a very good investment opportunity if you choose the right areas and market your property well. Continue reading
It’s been said many times before, but it’s something that can never be said enough – as a landlord, you have a duty of care towards your tenants; an obligation to keep them safe and away from any harm.
When it comes to electrical safety, though, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of complacency.
As a landlord, your goal is to attract high-quality tenants in order to keep your rental property occupied and minimise void periods.
Having a large number of prospective tenants fighting over your rental property is never a bad thing, as this way you can be pickier when it comes to selecting the right ones.
Recent research by a large letting agency has shown that Scottish tenants are moving back into the black, with improving household finances now allowing for late rent to be paid off.
Late rent has now reached a six month low, with just 11.1% of January rent falling into arrears.
It’s highly likely your tenants will want their rental property to feel like a home. As their landlord, you can assist with this by carrying out a few simple steps.
Now you don’t need to be all Laurence-Llewelyn Bowen about it, but you do need to know how to present your rental properties in the right way.