Property Inventory – Why do You Need One?

What is a Property Inventory? In simple words, a property inventory is an exhaustive list of all items within a property. You can create an inventory for any space, be it residential or commercial, furnished, part furnished or even unfurnished. Additionally, it can be created for a plot of land. An inventory report lists all […]

Gas Safety Week – Keeping the Nation Gas Safe

Gas safety week (14th to 20th September) is an annual campaign organised to raise awareness and highlight the importance of performing regular checks on gas appliances. The patron for the event is Gas Safe Register (the official list of gas engineers who can legally work on gas appliances).  This year we are celebrating 10th anniversary […]

The Evictions Ban Saga

Following the outbreak of coronavirus, the government introduced a ban on evictions of tenants and repossessions of properties. The ban was first introduced in March. The purpose of the ban is to protect renters from losing homes and to prevent drastic increase in homelessness. We are now in September. As research shows, many landlords are […]

Tenant Demand and Rental Values – Rental Market During Pandemic

Residential property management for landlords

As ARLA Propertymark’s reports, rental market is doing well and the demand for rental properties keeps rising. On average, a letting agent registered 70 new tenants in May. This grew to 79 in June. This is still somewhat lower to the pre-lockdown figures. For example, in February an average number of new, potential tenants was […]

Property Management Agency vs. Property Letting Agency

The concepts of property management agency and property letting agency might be somewhat confusing, or even diffusing. Although both terms have separate definitions, they can also overlap and interlink. Thus, it may seem there is no apparent distinction between the two. However, whether you are a tenant or a landlord, it is important to understand […]

How to Ask Your Landlord for a Rent Deferral or a Temporary Rent Reduction

Pandemic is not over, yet. We are experiencing a myriad of negative consequences it is having on our lives. Financial struggles brought by job losses are one of the most frightening. If you are suffering financial hardship due to coronavirus, you may be considering speaking to your landlord about rent deferral or rent reduction. This […]

Cost-effective Decorating Tips for Landlords

As a landlord, you know that your property is more likely to find a tenant if it’s in a good decorating condition. Scuffs and patches of mould will discourage most potential tenants. Therefore, it’s important to re-decorate your property after a tenant vacates or at least touch-up the areas that are the most exposed to […]