Guest Blog: Beware of Tenant History Misrepresentation

Guest Blog: Beware of Tenant History Misrepresentation
At Tenant Referencing UK we have recently been alerted to a worrying tenant history trend that we fear is misleading growth in the lettings industry, by misrepresenting what a tenant history report actually is. So we would like to draw your attention to this today, in order to protect yourself and your properties from rogue tenants and ineffectual Rent Guarantee Insurance claims in the future. Following contact with one of our landlord users, regarding

Should I rent to family members?

Should I rent to family members?
Do you have a buy-to-let property but you’re wondering what to do with it? Has renting it out to your siblings crossed your mind but you’re still unsure? Well, as we all know it can sometimes be difficult renting to our relatives and the last thing you want is a family feud. Not only can it have financial implications, but not every family member can be the best model tenant. So getting the necessary checks carried out is extremely important. We have co...

Trying to sell your tenanted property?

Trying to sell your tenanted property?
We all know it can be a stressful time when putting your house up for sale, but does it make things harder having a tenant there? We have compiled a couple of things you will need to be aware of in terms of your tenants’ rights. Unfortunately you can’t just kick your tenants out because you want to sell. You have a signed fixed lease which means that the tenant can remain within the property until the end of the lease, whether that means you wait until ...

Guest Blog: Reasons Why You Should Use a Property Management Company

Guest Blog: Reasons Why You Should Use a Property Management Company
If you owned an income property for extended periods of time, you should know that managing a rental can be rewarding, but at the same time extremely painful. At the same time you will likely understand that property management will require a pretty large commitment of effort and time in the process. While it may make sense to take on the job alone if you have some experience and you live close to your property, the truth is there are many tasks a property...

How to handle disputes with your tenant

How to handle disputes with your tenant
As a landlord, you have extensive responsibilities and chances are, at some point you may be faced with issues that need resolving. We have compiled a few ideas that may be able to help you figure out things with your tenant and could possibly stop world war three from happening! Keep positive If you start your discussion off guns blazing it is never going to end the way you want it to. You need to believe that your tenants will be fair and will not be i

Guest Blog: Top Tips on how to legally evict tenants

Guest Blog: Top Tips on how to legally evict tenants
If the tenancy on your property has expired or you are having problems with your tenants, you’ll need to know how to go about evicting them from your property. The laws governing tenant evictions are incredibly strict and it’s essential that you follow the correct guidelines to avoid being accused of harassment or illegal eviction. Tenant evictions reached a 6-year high in 2015 so this is an increasingly serious issue for many landlords across the UK. Read...

Our tips for landlords: Make your rental property stand out

Our tips for landlords: Make your rental property stand out
As mortgages are becoming harder to obtain; this especially applies to first time buyers. It is not surprising that people are deciding to rent instead of buying a home. This might seem like an ideal situation for landlords but in fact it starts a fierce competition between landlords and rental prices. So if you are a landlord, how do you make your property stand out from the rest? Check out some of our tips below which can make your rental property rea...

Guest Blog – 2015 legislation changes that every landlord needs to know about

Guest Blog – 2015 legislation changes that every landlord needs to know about
The guys over at Commercial Trust, one of the UK’s leading buy-to-let mortgage brokers, have penned a guide to some of 2015’s most significant legislation changes. It’s a must read for all diligent landlords and tenants. If you own a property in the UK from which you receive a rental income, you need to be aware of the latest changes to legislation that impact your tenancy agreements and your responsibilities to your tenants. When you consider a pote

Do you want to become a successful Landlord?

Do you want to become a successful Landlord?
If you are contemplating becoming a landlord or a property manager, now would be a good time to build up a portfolio. Property prices are all over the place at the moment and it’s the perfect time to potentially snap up a bargain.  Building a great portfolio can take time and resources, but often mortgage lenders are happier to lend to a landlord because the rental income pays off the loan. London When looking for an investment you need to take into