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As a landlord it is vital that you have access to all the knowledge that you can get your hands on to help you rent out your property safely and legally where you decide not to use a letting agency. Listed below are the main areas of knowledge that you will require. Please ensure that you keep coming back to make sure that you are up to date with the legalities regarding letting your property.
Letting A Property
This booklet is written by Mark Holloway and outlines everything you need to know about renting out your property,including where to buy in the first place to how to get possession from non paying tenants. Finding good quality tenants can be hard but by using this book you will be much better placed than the next landlord along. More.....
Types Of Tenancy Agreement:
There are many different tenancy agreements that suit many different scenarios. You need to make sure that you have the right one.More.....
Gas Safety Regulations:
One of the most important pieces of safety legislation that will affect you as a landlord and one that you must abide by at all costs.More.....
Electrical Safety Regulations:
As with gas there are also electrical safety regulations that have to be followed by the letter and as a responsible landlord you will want to know all about them and the changes that have been made recently.More.....
Energy Performance Certificate:
Now a requirement by law, every landlord who is renting out a self contained property must have an Energy Performance Certificate EPC. More.....
Furniture and Furnishings Regulations:
In the letting world today you also have to abide by these regulations to ensure that death is not caused through items catching fire and giving off poisonous fumes. More.....
Landlords Liability:
Being a landlord effectively means that you are running your own business and as such you need to make sure that it is run in a professional manner and always gives the right impression. Tenants will not like it if you do not and word soon spreads. More.....
Choosing A Letting Agent:
What to expect when you are hunting for the right letting agent to rent your property. The things written here should be taken very seriously as it could mean the difference between employing a good agent or a cowboy. More.....
Landlord Finance:
In this day and age it is probably more important than ever to ensure that you have the right finance in place. Get a free check up with our brokers will will never charge you a fee. More.....
Landlord Tax:
Landlord tax issues and whether you have to pay tax on your income, what is tax deductable, wear and tear allowances etc. More.....
Landlord Finance:
In this day and age it is probably more important than ever to ensure that you have the right finance in place. Get a free check up with our brokers will will never charge you a fee. More.....
References:
What references should you take up? How do you apply and what do they mean? More.....
Consents Needed To Rent Your Property:
You may find that you need permission from your mortgage company, insurance company, leaseholder and others. More.....
Deposits:
Deposits on Assured Shorthold tenancies have to be lodged with a Government approved scheme, of which there are three. Some people say there are ways around them but in our experience there are actually very few if any and certainly none that we recommend other than not taking one at all More.....
Inventories:
Do you need an inventory? Can you do one yourself? Here we talk about the ins and outs of having or not having an inventory. More.....
Landlord Letting Checklist:
Use our checklist to make sure you have everything covered. More.....
Cleanliness:
What are a landlords responsibilities when it comes to cleanliness of the property? More.....
Getting Possession Of Your Property:
How can you get possession of your property back when you want it? More.....
Section 21 Notice:
What is a Section 21 Notice? How is it issued and when? More.....
Sections 47 & 48:
Why are these important to your tenancy agreement and when are they used? More.....
Section 11
Why does Section 11 apply to you as a landlord? Why should you know about this legislation? More.....
Stamp Duty Land Tax:
Does this apply to rented property/ How much must be paid? More.....
Feedback:
A small sample of what some people have to say about us. More.....
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