Tag Archives: rental houses

The legals for landlords – what certificates do you need?

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Posted on 22nd July 2016



The legals for landlords – what certificates do you need? Buying property to let can be a lucrative investment for landlords, but getting it wrong can also be costly. With legislation changing all the time, it can be hard to keep up. We take a closer look at the certificates you’ll need to have in place […]

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What to check for before you sign the tenancy agreement

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Posted on 2nd December 2015



Before you finally sign on the dotted line, it’s worth going through this checklist below to ensure you’ve got everything covered. There are two types of contracts that you could be signing – a joint tenancy agreement and an individual contract. A joint tenancy agreement means that you are all jointly responsible for the property, and […]

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What is the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme?

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Posted on 25th November 2015



When you decide which property to move into, you’ll probably have to pay a sum of money upfront (usually the equivalent to one or two months’ rent) in the event that you damage the property or fail to pay the rent; the landlord has some sort of protection against this. In April 2007, however, Tenancy […]

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My tenant has left some possessions behind, what should I do?

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Posted on 12th November 2015



So, you’re in between tenants, and you go into the property and discover that your old tenant has left a few personal belongings behind, what should you do? The tempting thing would be to throw it away, after all, it can’t be that important if they left it behind, surely? Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. […]

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Credit checks – what’s involved?

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Posted on 6th November 2015



Credit checks and referencing are part of the process of screening tenants to help landlords and letting agents make a decision whether or not to rent to a particular person. The last thing a landlord wants is to end up with a tenant who’s going to cause problems, who has a history of unpaid bills […]

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