LANDLORD ADVICE Blog

NO VACANCY: KEEPING YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY OCCUPIED

They say that death and taxes are the only two certainties of life. Well, if you're a landlord, you might be feeling that empty weeks at your rental property are an inevitable third.

Written by: Vince Laurella

ANIMAL INSTINCT: SHOULD YOU LET TO PEOPLE WITH PETS?

How do you feel about allowing pets in your rental property? Or even in your own home? Are you a card-carrying animal lover with pets who cherish your home as much as you do, or are you simply not a fan and want to avoid the worry of possible damages that are a hassle and expense to fix?

Written by: Vince Laurella

PROFESSIONAL HELP: DO YOU REALLY NEED A LETTING AGENT? MAYBE.

When it comes to human endeavour, most of us could do almost anything if we put our minds to it. We could service our own cars, repair our own washing machines, and even clean our places of work. But are we the best person to do those things, and are they the best use of our time and energy?

Written by: Vince Laurella

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

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

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

PROFIT OR LOSS? GETTING YOUR BUY-TO-LET FIGURES RIGHT

So, you've found the perfect property as your next – or first – buy-to-let: all that’s left is to find a tenant, watch the rent come in, and enjoy the proceeds. Or is it?

Written by: Vince Laurella

THE RIGHT ONE: HOW TO ATTRACT THE BEST TENANT

The biggest concern for every landlord is that the person or people living in their property will look after it and pay their rent.

Written by: Vince Laurella

RULES & REGS: LETTINGS LAWS AND LEGISLATION

Did you know that there are more than 140 laws and 400 pieces of legislation covering rental property in the UK?

Written by: Vince Laurella

VALUING HERITAGE

The history of Victorian & Edwardian homes is sadly absent from most property marketing, but the stories of streets add value and interest that we purposely research, capture and portray.

UNDERSTANDING DESIGN

Our descriptions replace corny sales language with insightful & evocative commentary to resonate with people who share an appreciation of beauty, modern materials and period architecture.

OPEN & ETHICAL

Approachability, authenticity and maturity are the very foundations of our business, with a culture of intelligence and respect that sits deliberately apart from typical estate agency stereotypes.

UNCOMMONLY EFFECTIVE

Against sobering national figures that 60% of homes don't sell with the first agent and that 33% of sales fall through, we sell 95% of our listings with more than 90% reaching completion.

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Fees

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


Client Money Protection Scheme Membership details - Money Shield 59788387


Property Redress Scheme Membership details - TPO SALES AND LETTINGS Membership No: D13794


Please call us on 020 8539 9544 for further information.