Category Archives: Commercial Property

Is your property winter ready?

As a landlord, it is your responsibility to make sure that your properties and tenants are winter ready. Keeping on top of essential maintenance is vital and keeps tenants happy.

Communicate – Talk to your tenants. Ask if there are any issues that they are concerned by. Make sure that all emergency contacts are up to date.
Set up and emergency plan – A ring binder in for every binder full of emergency telephone numbers, helpful advice, where the stopcock/fusebox/gas and electricity meters are. All useful to […]

Live in landlords experiencing boom

How much profit can you make from your spare room?
It appears that 2011 may well be the year of the “live-in landlord”. Figures supplied by a leading online letting agent suggest that the current austerity measures and the effect of them on job cuts is leading more and more people to look for a room rather than a house.
2010 a vintage year a website designed for those looking for flats or house shares say that 2010 proved to be a bumper year for live-in landlords […]

Making a tenancy agreement that is clear and compliant

How to remain compliant and without terrible tenants
Along with having landlord insurance, one of the first things that a landlord needs to do is create a tenancy agreement. One way of doing this is using a standard form and these are very easy to find in stationers or they can even be downloaded from appropriate online sites.
It is vital to make sure that the correct type of tenancy agreement is made out, especially if the landlord is going to be living in separate accommodation in […]

Lock fitting isn’t as hard as it seems

Maximise your profits with some DIY
Without doubt today’s landlord should be approaching their business in as professional a manner as possible. The recent UPAD webinar on landlords identified a professional approach as key to maximising the profit a landlord can make out of their property. This in an industry that can readily be said to have a high degree of “amateurs”. Many landlords just let out one property and often, as the webinar identified, view this as an alternative pension.
Nevertheless being professional enough to identify […]