With the hot topic at the moment being the implications surrounding the Tenant Fee Bill, and the likely impact this will have on the industry there is talk about one solution for both Agents and Landlords and that is to increase the rent to make up the shortfall, but is that wise and should you consider it, how should you go about it?
In the first of my observations whilst out on the road visiting both existing and potential clients I would like to share some of the issues that letting agents are talking about. Because tenantSERVE cover a wide range of letting agent services, during my presentation many issues come to light that my clients see as […]
You have issued a section 21 notice to your tenants to end the fixed term. The expiry date of the notice has come and gone, and they are still in the property……. Or worse still, you have issued a section 8 notice to your tenants for rent arrears and they are still in arrears and […]
If your tenant calls in a emergency repair on Christmas Day, who will deal with this? It could be New Years Day, Boxing Day or Bank Holidays…..our Emergency Repair Insurance has this covered. The tenant calls in the repair direct to the Insurers. I repeat; The tenant calls in the repair direct to the insurers. […]
2018 has been a testing year for landlords with new legal issues coming into effect and the budget adding additional challenges. These include… The Introduction of Local Licencing Schemes More local authorities have started introducing licencing schemes to private landlords. Over 70 local councils across England have done so this year, where the need for […]
The Government’s security and economic crime minister Ben Wallace has revealed that the Home Office is to begin targeting the property industry harder to bolster its crusade against money laundering. Speaking at a Treasury select committee hearing, the MP for Wyre and Preston North said too much criminally acquired cash was still being […]
As a landlord myself I know how much hassle it is to sort out emergency repairs, often with the tenant calling me at 7pm to tell me the toilet will not stop flushing or the dreaded ‘the boiler is not working and we have no hot water’! I understand this is part and parcel of […]