Category Archives: Tenant Relationship

PropertyQuoteDirect Father’s Day Competition: Win a £25 B&Q Gift Card!

PropertyQuoteDirect May CompetitionThis year Father’s Day falls on Sunday 15th June, which means that busy landlords don’t have much time left to shop for a gift! This is why PropertyQuoteDirect is giving away a £25 B&Q Gift Card to one lucky winner on Twitter so they can really spoil their dad!

How Landlords can stay on the right side of the HMRC

Earlier this week the HMRC announced that they are launching a new online tutorials aimed specifically at those who work in the private rental sector. A few years ago it was revealed that the HMRC was owed millions of pounds by those in the private rental sector as many landlords had failed to fill in their self-assessment forms properly. So what does the HMRC’s new scheme mean for landlords and how can you stay on the right side of them?

Should Landlords Accept Children?

Last week, we blogged about whether landlords should accept tenants with pets. This week, we’ve been thinking about whether landlords should accept children. In the UK, landlords are able to choose who they let to, and who they don’t. Many countries don’t allow this flexibility, and landlords are not able to refuse a tenancy to someone with children.

Arranging Inspections with your Tenants

Inspecting properties is part of a landlord’s job that most dread, and if it isn’t arranged properly the relationship between you and your tenants could deteriorate remarkably quickly. Unfortunately, the only way you can be sure your properties are being properly taken care of is to inspect them yourself every now and again, so what’s the best way of going about it?

Growth in student rent declines

The annual growth rate in student rent has slowed down, making many landlords and potential property investors consider whether the student market will continue to be as lucrative as it is. As the number of students enrolling at university drops due to the rise in tuition fees, the student housing market stands at an unknown with no-one really knowing how it will end up. What is for certain is that the numbers are showing it is in decline, something for landlords to keep in mind.
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