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How to carry out successful mid-tenancy inspections

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It’s very important to carry out regular inspections on rental properties during a tenancy, whether the landlord does it themselves or via their property manager. I personally refer to mid-tenancy inspections as “maintenance visits”, as it’s more collaborative and shows the focus is on ensuring the property remains in good condition. After all, the ultimate […]

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What the 2022-2023 English Housing Survey reveals about the PRS

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The English Housing Survey is a comprehensive annual government survey which is the main source of information about housing in England,. It’s used extensively by central and local government, together with landlords in the private rented sector and social housing. The 2022-23 edition of the English Housing Survey (headline report) was published on 14 December

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How to be a Good Landlord

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There’s so much in the media about rogue landlords in the private rented sector, who treat renters badly. What doesn’t get so much media attention is the multitude of good private landlords who look after their renters and do their best to provide nice, decent places to live in. But what exactly is a good

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Energy efficiency and EPC ratings: What Landlords Need to Know

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On 20 September 2023, Rishi Sunak confirmed that the pending legislation on minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) which would have forced landlords to upgrade properties to an EPC C had been scrapped. Instead, they would “continue to encourage households to do so where they can.” There has been a collective sigh of relief among landlords

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