Blog Archive

HAPPY TOGETHER: CREATING IDEAL LANDLORD-TENANT RELATIONSHIPS

As strong as the bonds of any marriage or partnership, our relationship to where we live can take a similar path and have a profound impact on our lives. Having found our perfect match, we look forward to the excitement of living together, making a home and creating memories.

Written by: Vince Laurella

ASKING TOO MUCH: WHY ARE AGENTS OVERPRICING HOMES?

A darker side of estate agency has unfortunately come to the fore: overvaluing. While it’s nothing particularly new, the practice has been historically limited to a small number of estate agents. But now it’s become rife and causes untold heartache and stress for sellers.

Written by: Vince Laurella

BEFORE THE FALL: AUTUMN PREP FOR YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY

As the season changes, there are some checks you can make – and some opportunities to take – in getting your rental property ready for when the temperatures fall, the rains return and your tenants spend more time indoors.

Written by: Vince Laurella

GOLDEN DAYS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELLING THIS AUTUMN

With a unique set of circumstances and incentives, there has never been an autumn like 2020 with so many opportunities and advantages for selling your home.

Written by: Vince Laurella

EVICTION BAN : WHERE EXACTLY DO LANDLORDS STAND ?

With the Government’s last minute extension of the eviction ban on August 21st, we thought we could at least provide some reasoned commentary on the current state of play and offer some advice where possible.

Written by: Vince Laurella

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Refundable Holding deposit - Capped at 1 weeks rent


Security Deposit Capped at 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000


Rent - The agreed monthly rent


Changes to tenancy - Capped at £50 inc VAT


Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses


Late payment of rent - Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue


Replacement keys - Limited to the reasonable costs of replacement


Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc - Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated in contract


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