Why Your Windows Matter

Before you were a property owner, chances are windows were something you just looked out of to take in the view. You probably didn’t give them much thought and you might have cleaned them occasionally. That was it. Now, as a homeowner, your single, double, or triple glazing means so much more. And if you’re…

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Top Tips for Managing Joint Tenancies

Joint tenancies are a great way for friends or couples to live together and share the rental burden. (Think about best buddies and flatmates Joey and Chandler in Friends, they had a ball,right?) And joint tenancies can also be good news for landlords, providing steady long-term income and low tenant turnover. (If your tenants are happy and…

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A Guide to Reference Checks

When it comes to tenant selection, there’s a saying that all landlords should heed: Go with the right tenant, not the first tenant. Sometimes, landlords are so eager to see rent payments rolling in that they treat the reference checking process as a tick-box exercise rather than an investigative one. But rushing to greenlight the…

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EPCs Are Changing. Landlords, Are You Ready?

Calling all landlords! Have you checked your buy-to-let property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating lately? No? Unfortunately, there have been some legal changes that might mean you’ve got some work to do (and money to spend), so you need to keep reading. An EPC details how energy efficient a property is, recommends how to improve…

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