How can you improve a relationship with a tenant?

How can you improve a relationship with a tenant?

There are a number of things that can affect the relationship between a private property tenant and their letting agent, some of which can be hard to rectify. While the intent will be to ensure the re [...]

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18-May-17 Property Management
Should landlords let tenants decorate?

Should landlords let tenants decorate?

Finding the right tenant for your property can be a difficult job, but keeping them can be even harder. Longer lets are ideal for landlords as they help reduce the costs associated with having to adve [...]

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10-May-17 Property Management
Things to improve when students are gone over summer

Things to improve when students are gone over summer

The student property market is a big deal in the PRS in the current climate, with billions being invested every year by landlords keen to get a piece of the lucrative sector. However, it's importa [...]

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03-May-17 Property Management
Can tenants switch energy suppliers?

Can tenants switch energy suppliers?

If you don't include the price of gas and electricity in the price of rent, it is up to your tenants to cover the cost. This means they need to be the ones to deal with energy suppliers, pay all b [...]

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26-April-17 Property Management
Why you need to perform thorough checks between tenants

Why you need to perform thorough checks between tenants

When one tenant moves out, a lot of the focus is put on getting another one into the property as quickly as possible. Ensuring there is a small gap between tenants means the landlord isn't losing [...]

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20-April-17 Property Management
What to prioritise on a property inspection

What to prioritise on a property inspection

Property inspections are often one of the responsibilities a landlord hands over to letting agents, and they are arguably one of the most important. Doing them properly can make the difference between [...]

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12-April-17 Property Management
Top mistakes to avoid when dealing with a tenant

Top mistakes to avoid when dealing with a tenant

The relationship that exists between a private property tenant and their letting agent can be a difficult one. Although in many cases the relationship will be as smooth as can be, there are times when [...]

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06-April-17 Property Management
Landlords should allow tenants to personalise property, suggests new research

Landlords should allow tenants to personalise property, suggests new research

Landlords should allow tenants to make changes to their properties as it could provide them with benefits in the long-term, according to a new report. The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks ( [...]

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24-March-17 Property Management
What should you be including in property listings?

What should you be including in property listings?

Before potential tenants have even seen a property, they'll be looking at listings online to find their best options. The information included in the listings can encourage them to arrange a viewi [...]

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24-March-17 Property Management
5 things that tenants look for when viewing a property

5 things that tenants look for when viewing a property

Beyond the number of bedrooms, location and garden access, there are some specific things that potential tenants look for when viewing properties. A house or apartment could be otherwise perfect, but [...]

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17-March-17 Property Management