Everything You Need to Know About Management Orders

Let's start with the basics. What is a management order? When might the council use one? Put simply, these are legal devices enabling a council to take over the running of a property. There are a...

Key Regulatory Changes Affecting Letting Agents and Landlords

It might be the season of goodwill but landlords and lettings agents need to be prepared for what’s in store for the private rented sector in 2020. While it won’t quite be the winter of discontent...

Will Tenants With Pets Be Better Off in 2020?

It's well documented that the UK is a nation full of animal lovers, with 40% of people owning a pet of some description. Despite this, statistics show that just 7% of landlords advertise rental...

Product Care Gives Their Advice for Keeping Your Appliances in Good...

Product Care are always on hand for landlords and letting agents with their unique Repair or Replace service enabling them to easily repair a tenant’s broken appliance cost-effectively or indeed...

HHSRS Guide: Trip & Falls

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a government standard for conducting risk assessments in rental properties. And, as of 20th March 2019, the Homes (Fitness for Human...

How to Make Your Rental Property Wheelchair Accessible

In 2018 the Equalities and Human Rights Commission found that 93% of homes in the UK were not wheelchair accessible. As a result, 365,000+ disabled people currently live in buildings that are not...

5 Things You Should Know About Penalties For Breaching Tenant Fees Act

The impact of the Tenant Fees Ban to the rental market in England and Wales cannot be ignored. But while everybody knows what it prohibits (fees for supplementary services to tenants) how many of...

A Complete Guide to HHSRS Assessment and Hazards

The HHSRS, or Housing Health and Safety Rating System to give it its full title, is a system designed to assess potential hazards in a home. Created in 2006 to help improve conditions in rental...

3 HMO Key Facts Landlords and Tenants Should Know About

A CASE in which four tenants were able to claim £15,000 (the equivalent of almost a year’s rent) from their landlord has sent alarm bells ringing through the industry. By the tenants’ own...

6 Common Defenses and Counterclaims That Tenants Use to Escape...

With Section 21 potentially on its way out, all eyes are on Section 8 as the best remaining means of evicting a tenant. But thousands of Section 8 eviction notices fail each year because tenants...

4 Common Mistakes You Could Be Making About HMOs

Do you rent to sharers?  Are any of the sharers unrelated?  Yes?  Your property could be a House in Multiple Occupation - commonly known as an HMO.

Provide 24-Hour Emergency Contact for Licensed Properties Or Risk Up...

Not surprisingly, there’s a little-known requirement among all the complicated property licensing regulations. Under section 67 and section 90 of the Housing Act 2004, local authorities can...

How To Target Landlords: 4 Types of Landlords You Need To Know

Perhaps the most important aspect of marketing is defining and intimately understanding the market you’re attempting to reach and sell to. Every group of consumers is different in terms of their...