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Tenancy inspections

No-one enjoys tenancy inspections. The letting agent has to make (and often rearrange) appointments, and sometimes out of office hours as a courtesy to the Tenant- give what may sound like patronising advice to Tenants on simple domestic tasks such as drying washing outside to avoid condensation provide reports to both Tenant and Landlord in […]

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Fixing a hole where the rain gets in

I’ve learnt to arrange to have repairs fixed immediately these days. Penny-pinching over every little thing costs time and energy. Rather than spending an hour trying to arrange for more quotes (and letting the repair continue to deteriorate, costing more to fix) trying to save £20, just use your normal contractor and get it done. […]

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NALS – “No Agent Loves Sarcasm”

Why does the general public have such a poor perception of agents? Is it because they are often image-conscious, relatively young, and not recognisably qualified? Anyone who has tried to buy, sell, rent, or let a property in the UK has a negative story to tell about an estate or letting agent, and with minimal […]

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Are letting agents the new estate agents?

It seems to me that letting agents (LA) can become easy scapegoat. The general rules are… Bad tenants are always the fault of LA no matter what the circumstances. If the T loses his job halfway through the AST that is also the fault of the LA. A property should be left immaculate, if not […]

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Charging rent: higher or lower? Setting your rental asking price

There’s a lot to be said for each argument, but which is the best option for the savvy property investor? It always puts a 6-month smile on your face when you land a tenant into your property who’s willing to pay a premium – especially if you’re currently on a tracker mortgage at the moment! […]

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