Tenant Management

What Does a Property Manager Do?

Everyone in the property industry will have met (or been) a Property Manager (PM) at one point or another. Often, the title is taken for granted - there can be an unspoken assumption that everyone knows what they do and what is required of them...

Fabian Reynolds
By Fabian Reynolds
8 Things Landlords & Agents Should Know about Universal Credit

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, nearly two million applications (as of 4 May) were made for Universal Credit, which is a payment to help with your living costs if you’re on a low income or out of...

Changes in Holding Deposit Requirements for Welsh Agents and Landlords

Legislation stipulating the amount a holding deposit could be (capped at up to one week’s rent) was previously laid out under the Renting Homes (Fees etc) (Wales) Act of 2019 but, although there...

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...

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...

Stop Anti Social Behaviour or Risk Losing HMO Licences

Effective management of anti-social behaviour (ASB) is a common license condition for houses in multiple occupation (HMO). You may question why your tenants’ behaviour should come under your...

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...

7 Worst Cases of Pest Infestations in Uk Homes (Warning –...

WE’VE all been there with unwanted houseguests – the friends who promised they’d only crash on your sofa for a couple of nights; the in-laws who just won’t go away. But what about when those...

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...

Everything You Should Know About Section 21

As the Government has announced plans to repeal Section 21 of the housing act, we take a look at what this means for letting agents and landlords.

Known as the ‘no-fault-evictions’ legislation,...