An easy way to find out your council tax…

When you rent out a property, tenants often ask what the council tax band is. They also want to know much they will have to pay. There can be a big difference between say a Band A, or Band D property. There are a couple of useful tools that you can use; – This website…

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How to close tenant prospects – revealed!

I thought I’d share with you how we manage to close so many of our tenant prospects. Our secret lies in understanding the barriers that most agents put in place to put off tenants! First, they require potential tenants to complete L O N G application forms (or duplicate/triplicate ones if there are multiple applicants)…

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Look after your Tenants and they’ll look after you…

One of the most common questions we get asked is; Why do our tenants stay for on average 48 months (and rising), when the industry average is 21 months? It is a good question and very important. If a tenant stays longer, a landlord then reaps considerable benefits such as; – Fewer tenant find fees…

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Does your Tenants Have Pests?

From time to time we get tenants calling about pests. It can range from mice, to wasps nests. There’s a lot of confusion as to who is responsible for removal – the landlord or the tenant? The principles are relatively simple; – A landlord is responsible for the structure of the building, utilities, sanitary provision…

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Are you wasting money on tenant repairs?

I’ve had a few people contact me about tenant repair responsibilities. A lot of landlords and tenants are unaware that quite a lot of repairs fall upon the tenant. If you know this, you can save yourself time and money. The key thing is to confirm your repair policy in advance. This will minimise the…

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