Lettings

As a landlord, the one thing you will tell us is that renting out property isn’t just a hobby, it’s a full time job! So is you are a landlord who do not have time for it, it is important that you work with an experienced agent who knows the local area and focus on maximising your rental income whilst minimising any rental voids. You must trust your agent especially that in the recent years there has been significant new Landlord Lettings Legislations and numerous revisions to previous Housing Acts. Landlords and Letting Agents must operate within very defined laws and must make sure all the legal aspects of the letting process is up to the current standards.

The lettings market in South London is highly competitive. There are so many attractive areas and this means plenty of people want to rent property in the area. Of course, different people have different expectations, so speak with experts who will help you achieve your letting goals. If you are a landlord or property investor looking for help with lettings, it makes sense to get help from people who know the area and who will listen to your needs and requirements. For the best support in lettings, let Brixton Property Blog help you find the lettings experts you can trust.

List of Possible Fines for Landlords

With so many regulations for the letting industry, it is no surprise that landlords face an increasing risk of being fined if they don’t comply with rules. However, given that there are over 150 regulations for the letting sector, many landlords struggle to remain informed of the rules they must adhere to when letting property. This outcome is a worrying…

10 things landlords should know about legionella

It is vital landlords provide their tenants with safe rental accommodation. Landlords should be aware of risks and threats at their rental property, and Legionnaire’s Disease is an issue that landlords need to recognise. Legionella bacteria can cause serious illness, and in some cases, it can be fatal. While landlords aren’t legally required to test for Legionella, the impact the…

Landlords, more repair responsibilities brought in by the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

It is likely you will have heard of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 because there have been many media articles regarding the Act. The media interest is because the Act provides tenants have the right to sue landlords. Many tenants will be happy with this opportunity, and rogue landlords should be concerned. However, it is natural that…

What are the Deposit rules in conjunction with tenant fee ban

What are the Deposit rules in conjunction with tenant fee ban

With the tenant fee ban coming into effect on the 1st of June, it is important that landlords are aware of the rules and regulations. There are different issues to contend with and the matter of deposits will be under the spotlight. This has been an area of great debate and discussion in recent years and it is likely that…

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System, Housing Act 2004

As a landlord, you will know that you have many regulations to follow. It is difficult for landlords to remain in touch with the latest regulations but a failure to do so can be costly for business. It is imperative that you follow health and safety regulations, and you’ll find that the Housing Act 2004 is extremely important and relevant…

5 reasons Tenants may seek compensation from landlord

It is important that landlords are aware there are instances where a tenant may seek compensation from them. Landlords have a lot of regulations to consider but they also need to ensure they provide tenants with dependable and reliable service, or they could face serious consequences. Here are 5 reasons tenants may seek compensation from a landlord. If the property…

The importance of record keeping under Deregulation Act 2015

Being a landlord is difficult. Meeting the needs of tenants is a challenge and with so many regulations and rules to consider when offering rental accommodation, landlords need all the help they can. Deregulation Act 2015 Act contains provisions for landlords and tenant relating to deposits, retaliatory evictions and Section 21 notices. There are many things to be aware of…

Landlords must pay rent back if HMO licence has not been obtained by 1st October 2018

Landlords must pay rent back if HMO licence has not been obtained by 1st October 2018

It is essential that landlords remain up to date with regulations, and on the 1st of October 2018, there were changes to the licensing relating to multi-occupied properties. Even if you don’t have an HMO property in your portfolio now, make sure you are aware of the changes, because there will likely be changes to the overall property market. However,…

How to increase rental value

How to increase rental value

Recent years have changed drastically the property market, tenants are prepared to pay more for good quality property, landlords must offer something that tenants want and are willing to pay more rent to have it. I have been letting properties for over a decade, and in old days any property could be let, sometimes this was shocking, but this is…

Fall In Buy To Let: Good For The Market?

While the lack of supply of homes in the property market has led to rising prices and many problems for buyers, the fall in buy to let properties available on the market may lead to positive news for buyers. When one thing happens in the property or rental market, it is likely that there is an impact elsewhere and with…