Tagged: maintenance

How to make sure your property stays tenanted

How to make sure your property stays tenanted

New research shows that the average length of time a rental property is unoccupied in the UK rental property is three weeks, the longest period since the beginning of 2011. The figures come from...




Private tenants paying the highest energy bills

Private tenants paying the highest energy bills

Private tenants across England are paying higher energy bills than home owners, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has said. In a new report into how dwelling types and lifestyles can affect energy expenditure,...




The Law Regarding Dilapidations

The Law Regarding Dilapidations

Dilapidations are the repairs for which the tenant is responsible for carrying out before vacating their rented property. However, few tenants living in rented accommodation will be aware of the law regarding Dilapidations or...




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...




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...




Lettings agent complaints up 26%

Lettings agent complaints up 26%

Following another year in which lettings complaints increased, property ombudsman, Christopher Hamer, is renewing his call for standards to be raised across the lettings industry. In 2011, the ombudsman’s office dealt with 7,641 letting...




The New Green Deal from April 2012

The New Green Deal from April 2012

Every property in the UK is entitled to an interest FREE finance grant to improve the energy efficiency of their property, up to the maximum value of £10,000. From 1st April 2012, a new...




UK property industry will try to meet green targets, seminar hears

UK property industry will try to meet green targets, seminar hears

Sustainability as an issue is not going anywhere, so it may pay now to get your properties up to grade so as to avoid any properties suddenly being deemed unlettable under the 2011 Energy...