There are some unscrupulous letting agents around, whose application of fees for their tenants has prompted the government to introduce a ban. But, while this has been a cause for celebration for some, agents that weren't abusing the system are also going to see losses that they will have to make up for elsewhere. … [Read more...] about What Does the Ban on Letting Agent Fees Mean for the Industry?
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Providing a home for someone who was homeless is something that few landlords consider and very few letting agents specialise in. Referencing is very different and there are greater risks than there are with other types of tenant but with the right processes, it can work and the yields can be much higher. … [Read more...] about Housing the Homeless and Local Housing Allowance
A tenant from hell is someone who refuses to pay rent and damages your property. Although tenants from hell may always slip through the net you can protect yourself by employing an agent who will screen prospective tenants thoroughly with interviews, reference checks, home visits and good, old-fashioned gut instinct. … [Read more...] about How to Avoid the Tenants from Hell
Letting agents make the lives of landlords easier and free up their time to grow their businesses. A good letting agent will be inspecting the property regularly and making sure that everything is in order. From checking gutters and drains to making sure your tenants are happy a letting agent can be indispensable. … [Read more...] about What Is a Letting Agent?
There is no question that the rental market in Manchester has changed a great deal over recent years. New rules and legislation have made the industry increasingly complex and expensive and many landlords have decided to sell. But, all is not lost. With the right processes in place, there is still profit to had, … [Read more...] about How has Manchester’s Rental Market Changed in the Last Few Years?
Tenancy fraud can be a problem in the property industry, particularly when it comes to issues around subletting. As a landlord, the only way to protect yourself is to be vigilant and to use a letting agent that you know is inspecting the property regularly and is in regular touch with the tenants. … [Read more...] about Tenancy Fraud – Possible Problems for Landlords