Guest Blog: How to Add Value to Your Rental Property

Guest Blog: How to Add Value to Your Rental Property
When it comes to rental out a property it’s not just a case of buying a property and putting on the market. You need to establish your target market and adhere to their preferences and needs to entice them into choosing you and not one of the many other options to them. This can be achieved by spending some time, and initially money, on your property to make it more appealing. This will also let you charge a higher monthly fee to your tenants, which will e...

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...

Landlords: How to get more from your property

Landlords: How to get more from your property
For a lot of landlords renting out a property can be a big investment. You will want to get your property out there and make as much profit as possible. So if you find yourself asking “How can I increase my income from my rented property?” - take a look at our tips below. Advertising The best way to get more for your property is to market it to it’s full potential. There are other ways to advertise it than having the picture in an estate agents window

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...

Top 5 deposit-friendly decorating tips for renters

Top 5 deposit-friendly decorating tips for renters
Whilst renting definitely has its fair share of perks, at times it doesn’t feel like home as you can’t have all the personal touches you want to add. The last thing you want is to create lots of holes in your walls and anger your landlord. However, don’t feel at a loss, our decorating tips can give the perfect stylish rental home you always wanted. Removable wallpaper No damage, residue or difficult application. Removable wallpaper is the top tool fo

Always wanted a glamorous bedroom retreat?

Always wanted a glamorous bedroom retreat?
This could be your lucky day; we have 5 ideas to change your room around quickly and without breaking the bank. We all know that during the autumn months we look to our bedroom to hibernate away from the world and from the dark days. Who wants to sleep in a room that they don’t feel comfortable in? We know we don’t. Creating a relaxing space does not need to be hard, painting is always the most affordable and DIY-friendly option for a room redo. You fir...