December 19, 2019

With a twin result of helping the environment and saving whoever pays the bills money, it is essential to know how to make rental properties more energy efficient. If the landlord pays for the energy usage in the property, being able to advise them on the best way to c...

January 2, 2019

The majority of tenants take good care of the properties they rent, but occasionally accidents do happen. You have a number of potential courses of action available when it does occur, and the right way forward depends on the tenancy agreement and the actions of the oc...

Following a period of the consultation into imposing mandatory three-year tenancies on the lettings industry, the word is that the plan is in doubt. The government suggested the scheme last year and asked renters and the industry for their opinions. However, The Sun ha...

July 10, 2018

Running any company in the 21st century comes with a number of challenges that didn’t exist a decade or so ago. One of those is the fact that any customer with a grievance can broadcast it to the world before giving you time to resolve the issue. Negative tenant review...

May 21, 2018

We are a nation of animal lovers, with nearly half of UK households owning a pet of some kind. Because of this affinity with our furry friends, the issue of renters wanting to keep an animal rears its head on a regular basis. There are a number of reasons why landlords...

April 25, 2018

When a landlord let's a property, they entrust the lettings agent and the tenants with a possession worth many thousands of pounds. Every so often, you

November 17, 2017

If you read my blogs on an on-going basis you will know that I have been keeping up with the regulation of property agents and the proposed changes.

In October, the Housing Minister recently changed tactics and is now focusing on the way property agents operate.

The idea...

September 15, 2017

As promised and within keeping, I am writing today about ARLA Propertymark reacting to Westminster Hall debate on proposed fee ban. 

On Wednesday 6th September ArlaPropertyMark posted a blog about the debate, which was sponsored by Kevin Hollinrake MP and received a res...