Tagged: letting agents

Buy-to-let at risk as tenants demand to see mortgage permission

Buy-to-let at risk as tenants demand to see mortgage permission

Tenants are increasingly asking to see the landlord’s permission from the mortgage lender to allow a residential property to be let.  This is a particular problem for ‘amateur’ landlords – for example, those who choose to let their...




Getting the Most Out of Your Rented Property

Getting the Most Out of Your Rented Property

RentPro property management software helps you to keep track of maintenance and with its alerts ensures that regular safety checks and inspections are not overlooked. In the current economic climate, buy-to-let properties are an increasingly...




Tenants are struggling to meet their rental payments

Tenants are struggling to meet their rental payments

New research from letting agents shows the UK is feeling the squeeze of the economic slowdown, as more tenants are struggling to pay their rents on time. Four in ten (41.2%) members of the...




Better protection for private tenants promised

Better protection for private tenants promised

The Scottish Government has promised better protection and improved services for more than 270,000 private sector tenants. A consultation launched by housing minister Keith Brown yesterday will help deal with rogue landlords by creating...




UK landlords don’t believe that deposit schemes help them, survey shows

UK landlords don’t believe that deposit schemes help them, survey shows

A UK wide survey has found virtually no landlords think that deposit schemes are designed in their favour with 54% believing they favour tenants and 35% thinking neither benefit. Letting agents also largely mirrored...




Green for go on new EPC laws for buy to lets

Green for go on new EPC laws for buy to lets

It’s green for go for new-style energy performance certificates from April 6 and landlords or letting agents who flout the new rules could face a fine. Energy performance certificate (EPC) laws are tightening and...




Inventory pictures don’t necessarily say 1,000 words, agents warned

Inventory pictures don’t necessarily say 1,000 words, agents warned

Photos and videos need to be backed up with written descriptions and detailed inventories. Too many agents are using digital evidence to replace essential written descriptions in inventories at check-in and check-out, leaving landlords...




New duty for agents to check for legionnaire’s disease

New duty for agents to check for legionnaire’s disease

A new duty has fallen on letting agents and landlords – to carry out risk assessments for legionnaire’s disease, and if necessary, take action. The Health and Safety Executive has released a revised Approved...




Helping agents make the grade

Helping agents make the grade

RentPro rental property management software can assist you with your obligations for protecting clients money, handling tenants deposits, ensuring legal obligations in regards to safety checks are valid, as well as allowing you to keep in...