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Measures to take before renting out your property

Jul 02, 2014

While it may seem easy to privately rent out your property, there are some important measures to take take before plunging into being a landlord. To help ensure your letting experience is as smooth as possible, we’ve compiled this handy checklist that every landlord should read through before renting out a property for the first time....


Number of First Time Landlords Entering the Buy-To-Let Market at its Highest Level Since September 2012

May 17, 2013

A new survey by one of the UK’s largest landlord providers has cast an optimistic light on the buy-to-let industry. Mortgage provider Paragon has confirmed that the number of first time landlords entering the market is now at its highest level since the third quarter of 2012....


UK landlords ‘face more red tape’ after Queens Speech - but not when using I Am The Agent

May 16, 2013

One of the twenty bills set out during the Queen’s speech will see landlords legally responsible for the immigration status of their tenants. They will also be susceptible to hefty fines should tenants passports and visas not be checked thoroughly....


New Bedroom Tax Legislation To Come Into Force Next Month

Mar 12, 2013

Starting from April this year, council flat or housing association tenants on government benefits with unoccupied bedrooms will be subject to a so-called bedroom tax and face drastic financial cutbacks. As part of the 2012 Welfare Reform Act, the new bedroom tax will reduce benefits by 14% for recipients with one unoccupied bedroom in their home and by 25% for those with two or more unoccupied bedrooms....


The Tenants Guide to Deposit Safety When Renting a Private Property

Jan 16, 2013

So you have finally finished looking for a house to rent, arranging viewings and deciding which of the properties on offer best suits your needs. Now that you have made a decision about where to live, it’s time to deal with the logistics of renting a private property. As an experienced online letting agent, we help thousands of tenants each year to find and move in to their new house or flat....


What Do You Need to Rent a Property?

Dec 03, 2012

If you’re looking to rent a private property, there are a few things that you’ll need to do before making appointments to view houses and flats within your budget range. These guidelines will help when you begin the hunt for a property to rent, whether you are a seasoned tenant or moving home for the first time....