Brush up on all things landlord related


A picture is worth a thousand words


Photography is key when attracting prospective tenants. It is important to show off your property in its best light. So where we can document the flat/house to a very high quality standard with our professional camera and lens, it is important that you prepare the property in advance so those having a nose around online can see the full potential without stumbling on minor distractions. Technology today shortened our attention span. Therefore the people browsing your property online across the major web portals of today will be looking for clean and spacious rooms without the clutter.


What are you responsibilities as a landlord?


Legal responsibilities are frequently changing in the UK for landlords. It is important that you stay in the know of what is required of you as a landlord. Your property may be classed as an HMO. If this is the case you will need to comply with the HMO Management Regulations and may need to get a license from your Local Authority. You may also need planning permission. Prior to letting your property, make sure that you have carried out necessary repairs. Your furniture and other contents must comply with the various product safety legislations.Does your property meet the smoke and carbon monoxide legislations? If you have any doubts follow this article for more information. Otherwise, failure to comply can lead to a civil penalty of up to £5,000.It is essential to have basic knowledge of the relevant law and the legal requirements imposed on residential landlords, prior to letting the property, even if you intend to use a letting agent.Researching the latest regulations on local websites and on will provide you with some clarity. But if you still want someone to run through something that you are not sure of we are always at the end of the phone - 020 8509 3000.


Rent. How much?


It is important to find the right balance between ensuring a good rental yield and not setting an extortionate rate that can lead to your property remaining empty.


Love at first sight


Decisions on a property are often made within the first few moments of experiencing the house/flat in the flesh. If you don't respond to the tenant's offer quickly the tenant might have second thoughts and resort to their Plan B. Stay organised and liaise with the team at Wonderlease so that we know if you are aren't available on certain dates, and check your emails regularly so that you don't let the ideal tenant slip through your fingers.

Published on 01 October 2016

Source Wonderlease

Written by Marc Cohen

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