How can I sell my property when it does not have the minimum EPC rating?

A new report by property technology firm Spec suggests that as many as 2.5 million Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in the UK are wrong due to inaccurate measurement standards and practices, put… Read more…

My tenant is asking for a new kitchen

If your tenant contacts you asking for a new kitchen, you will have to take a view on whether it is worth the cost. If the kitchen is old and tired, then it would be worth considering. First of all, y… Read more…

Does my tenant have to give me access to my property?

It is very important for all landlords to understand that tenants have the right of “quiet enjoyment” of a rental property. This means that the landlord must respect the tenancy, not turn up unannounc… Read more…

How much notice do I need to give an assured shorthold tenant?

This is a common question asked by landlords looking to sell a rental property. The answer will be in the tenancy agreement you gave to the tenant. You will first need to check the status of the tenan… Read more…

Can I sell my rental property to another landlord?

The short answer to this question is yes, but with caveats. Selling a property to another landlord, like any situation, has pros and cons. Before making your decision on whether this is the right sale… Read more…

What can I do if my tenant will not leave?

The answer to this question will depend on a number of issues: The reason you have asked the tenant to leave i.e. rent arrears, you are selling up, etc. Your relationship with the tenant How good the… Read more…

Issues with evicting a tenant when selling a property

When a tired landlord has a tenant go into rent arrears, it can often be the last straw. The landlord decides they’ve had enough and they would like to sell up. Invariably, a traditional estate agent… Read more…

Reasons why landlords are increasingly falling into arrears

According to a recent study by UK Finance, the number of landlords who are seriously behind with their mortgage payments has jumped by 20%. There were 1,200 buy-to-let mortgages in "significant arrear… Read more…

Why landlords may struggle to remortgage in the current climate

BTL mortgages entered a new era last year with the introduction of new lending guidelines brought in by the Prudential Regulation Authority in association with the Bank of England. The regulation was… Read more…