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Landlords will be looking to prepare their holiday lets for guests over the winter period, including Christmas and New Year. Although summer is barely behind us, forward planning is the key to getting the best returns from your property investment

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The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a change in tenants’ requirements when it comes to renting HMO properties. Before the lockdowns, tenants preferred the privacy of their own room and didn’t attach too much importance to communal spaces. Now, as

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Before and after decorated room

As a landlord, it’s important that you organise your property portfolio efficiently to get the best value for money. Designing, decorating and furnishing your rental property can have a significant impact on its monthly rental value. © anatoliy_gleb / Shutterstock.com

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Why HMOs are a Great Investment

As a landlord, you may be wondering whether to invest in houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) or whether the good money is in ordinary rental properties. Any seasoned landlord will tell you there are multiple benefits of investing in HMOs,

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HMO: Furniture and Furnishings Regulations

When you’re a landlord, adhering to the latest safety regulations for your properties is crucial, not only to protect the wellbeing of tenants, but also to ensure you don’t receive a hefty fine or even a stint at Her Majesty’s

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Electrical socket

Time is running out for landlords who have not completed the Electrical Installation Condition Report – the latest government legislation designed to protect tenant safety. The new legal requirement starting next month is a key part of electrical safety measures.

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Landlords and Pets: Tenancy Agreement Amends

Finding a rental property that permits pets has traditionally been a struggle for tenants. Research in 2020 found only 4% of UK landlords were happy to accept tenants with a dog or cat. However, new government legislation, introduced on 28th

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A Landlord's Guide to Essential Decorating

If you’re a landlord decorating a rented property for tenants, it’s very different from your own home. Looking for ideas you like on Pinterest and adding personal touches is unnecessary, as it might even alienate a percentage of potential tenants.

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2021: Dates to Note for Landlords

When you’re a landlord, every new year brings changes in legislation – but 2021 looks set to bring rather more upheaval than usual. Some major updates are on the horizon, not least of which is Brexit on 1st January, when

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