How can I prove my tenants have left?

We received a telephone call this week from Brian who is a landlord, and he asked the following question: “I am a landlord, and I think my tenants have just up and left. They have stopped paying the rent, and their mobile numbers no longer work. I am aware that in...
How long will it take to find a tenant?

How long will it take to find a tenant?

One of the biggest fears you will have when letting your property, is it being empty with no rent coming in – if you have no tenants then it is going to start costing you money, particularly if you have a mortgage to repay. The most common question that we are asked...

What is Landlord Insurance?

If you rent out a property, then you really should take out insurance to cover you should something go wrong. What if your rented property was flooded?  Would you be able to afford to repair the damage and find alternative accommodation for your tenants?  Or what if...
What is fair wear and tear?

What is fair wear and tear?

WEAR AND TEAR – A GUIDE FOR LANDLORDS… Although there are no exact rules for what is reasonable wear and tear we offer some useful advice to help landlords decide what they feel is fair and what is not when deciding whether anything should be deducted from the...