20 Jun 2014

Landlords- Rent increase? What’s right?

Landlords- Rent increase? What’s right? With tenants residing in your property for a certain amount of time, you may be thinking about increasing their rental amount, and may be wondering what the best course of action is. If you have a fixed term contract- and therefore it is running for a set period of time, for example 6 or 12 months, then you cannot increase the rent during the term unless the AST specifies that you can with a clear rent review clause.
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16 Jun 2014

HMO’s- The history and present day

HMO’s- The history and present day The Regional Housing Authority in all areas is the 'Council' and it has the obligation of enforcing the terms of the Act introduced for 'Housing' in 2004 as well as the affiliated rules and regulations in order to maintain some disciplined code and principle in HMOs, which are known as Houses in Multiple Occupation. Property owners quite often question the reason why Local authorities were concerned about governing the rules and regulations in leased property .
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16 Jun 2014

Fixtures & Fittings- What are the rules?

Fixtures & Fittings- What are the rules? Having worked in lettings for a number of years, I was quite surprised by a landlord’s response after receiving an offer on his 2 bed property. The property was unfurnished, which for a rental property means that all the ‘fittings’ remain however beds, sofas, wardrobes etc would need to be provided by the tenants.
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