Category Archives: DIY

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 […]

Don’t fall victim to the bathroom blues

Look at your property from a tenants point of view
Being the centre of hygiene, it is important that the bathroom is kept in a good, clean condition. When putting your property up for rent, in order to have confidence that it will appeal to those interested, look at each room and think “Would I be able to live with this?” The chances are if you couldn’t, prospective tenants certainly wont.
Common Problems
Landlord insurance policies are necessary in order to protect yourself from any unforeseen problems related […]

Know your potential tenants

A small investment into your let property can gain a lot of traction
The current high demand for good accommodation has meant that landlords can go out and buy the cheapest landlord insurance on new buildings with the confidence their tenants will look after the property. With tenants in good supply it is good time to expand and many private landlords are doing just that.
Of course it is important to know exactly what sort of tenant the new property will appeal to, it will help target […]