save money as a landlord

Help for Landlords to Choose the Right Letting Agents

With new tax changes in 2020 squeezing margins for landlords, it’s becoming more difficult to turn a profit each month. It’s important that rental entrepreneurs protect their bottom line. So here are 6 of the best tips to save money as a landlord.

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Tenancy Security Deposit

Moving home is stressful  enough without wondering if your landlord will return your deposit. Landlords deduct for many reasons. But gone are the days of ruthless landlords who would keep your tenancy deposit, come what may. It’s now law for your deposit to be protected in a government scheme. There, it will stay, until it comes time to move on. It’s at this point you can make sure the property is in good condition and your landlord deducts the correct amount. 

There’s no point asking for a full deposit if there are issues with the property. Your landlord may deduct money from your deposit for several things. In this short guide we detail what your landlord can and cannot deduct from your deposit.

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How landlords can renovate and decorate the perfect rental properties for tenants?

Being a landlord is a huge undertaking. It’s not a passive form of income whereby rent money just lands in your bank account every month over and above your mortgage payment. If only! Landlords have several concerns heading into 2020. Here we list landlord’s biggest worries. 

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How landlords can renovate and decorate the perfect rental properties for tenants?

Renovating properties to let them to tenants can be a great way to buy a property cheaply and increase the value of your investment. However, there are lots of mistakes that landlords, and particularly new landlords make. Follow these tips to renovate perfect rental properties which withstand wear and tear and are appealing to prospective tenants.

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A landlord’s checklist before renting a home

As with everything in life, things are never quite as simple as you may think. If you’re a new landlord or you’re thinking about letting property as a career or side hustle, there are hidden costs that you need to budget for. If you only account for mortgage costs when setting a rental value you could be in for some nasty surprises down the line. 

Before you even advertise your property for rent you need to account for several hidden costs. You need to be in a financial position to deal with the unexpected costs you may encounter. This means you should always have a contingency fund. As a rule of thumb, it’s recommended that you have around 30% of your gross annual rental income set aside to deal with hidden costs such as advertising for new tenants, repairs, and redecoration

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Help for Landlords to Choose the Right Letting Agents

In this article, we share six simple tips to help landlords choosing the right lettings agents to work on their behalf.

Finding a good letting agent can often be a tough task for landlords. We look at how you can increase your chances of finding the perfect letting agent to help you get the most from your rental property.

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Tenancy Contract Types

In an ideal world, no landlord would ever have to end a tenancy early. Unfortunately, however, we don’t live in an ideal world, and as a result, ending tenancies early is something that both landlords and tenants have to be prepared for. Given that it happens so often and for so many reasons, there’s a lot of confusion out there when it comes to what the specific precedent needs to be in order to comply with UK law. A single Google search throws up thousands upon thousands of results, meaning that for landlords and tenants both, the topic can be overwhelming at times.

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How to Make an Inventory

A property inventory is a record of all the things that you own in your house. There are a number of different homeowners who will want to make sure they perform a property inventory before getting on with selling their place. Regardless of whether you’re a landlord with a number of properties, a private owner looking to rent out their apartment for the first time, or somebody who makes a living renting houses, it’s vital that you have an exhaustive list of every single item potential residents in your home are likely to come into contact with.

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