It’s easy enough to assume that rent minus mortgage fees equals profit for you as a landlord. But there are far more expenses involved in renting property, and if you were to go on this simple equation, you’d soon find yourself out of business. In this short guide, we take a look at the expenses you will encounter being a landlord and how you can keep track.
- Complete any repairs
- Check the plumbing, heating and electrical
- Clean the property
- Have all necessary inspections completed
- Change the locks
- Complete any tenant requests
- Collect the first month’s rent and security deposit
- Sign the new lease
- Go through the move-in checklist with your tenant
- Give the tenant your contact details
- Things to remember
So you’ve found a tenant to move into your property. Great! But there are still some things you need to do before you can hand over the keys and collect your monthly rent.
Making a checklist is easy and will make sure that everything is in order, so you can sit back and relax with what should be a mutually beneficial arrangement. Here’s a super easy checklist to tick through and cross off, as you go.
If you’re a landlord looking to increase margins, then you need to know about co-living. It’s a new market for the UK and savvy landlords are itching to get in on this cash cow rental sector. In this quick guide, you’ll find co-living explained for landlords in full. So dig in!
Becoming a landlord is no small decision. It can give you monthly income and allow you to acquire properties that can be used for retirement funds and inheritance. Before you make this huge business, career, and financial decision read our quick guide on things you should know before you become a landlord.
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 7 of the best tips to save money as a landlord.
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.
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.
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.
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.