Property Management

FAO London Landlords: The Five Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

Being a landlord is rewarding, but it comes with its own set of challenges and responsibilities. Over the years, we’ve seen and helped solve most of the mistakes landlords can make. To help you navigate this complex terrain, here are the five most common mistakes we’ve encountered and how to avoid them, ensuring a more profitable and stress-free experience. Neglecting property...

Renters Reform Bill: An Update for London Landlords

After years in the making, it looks like the Renters Reform Bill – the biggest shake-up of the private rental sector in decades – will become a reality in 2024. So, how much do you know about this wide-reaching set of proposals, and are you ready for them? Be prepared Perhaps you’ve read a few articles about the bill but have put off getting to grips with the details (after all, politicians put...

The Telltale Signs Your London Property Is Being Illegally Sublet

Did you know that one in ten tenants admit to illegally subletting their rental property*? The practice is even more common among young people; in a recent survey, 25% of tenants aged 18 to 24 confessed to secretly subletting all or part of their rental. So why should landlords be concerned about illegal subletting? After all, if the rent still gets paid on time, what’s the problem? Here are a few...

Is Your London Rental On Trend? How the Lettings Market Stacks Up Today

Whether you’re a first-time investor or an experienced landlord looking to expand your portfolio, it pays to know what tenants want. Understanding current trends in the market will help you fine-tune your rental marketing strategy and ensure that any improvement work you undertake proves to be of good value. So, what are tenants looking for in 2024? Let’s take a look. Affordability Given...

Six Steps to Combat Condensation – A Must-Read for London Landlords

As a landlord, maintaining your property in top condition is paramount.   It’s your investment and your tenant’s home.  At this time of year, condensation can be an issue. And it can cause mould in your property if ignored.  The good news is we’re sharing six steps you can take to prevent these problems before they become an issue.   Quick fixes  Ensure adequate ventilation: One...

Lettings Trends: What Can London Landlords Expect in 2024?

There’s no doubt that 2023 was challenging for the private rental sector, but looking ahead, landlords have plenty of reasons to be cheerful.  While no one knows precisely what will happen in 2024, economists believe interest rates and inflation have peaked, and that the economy will continue to rally.   Here’s an idea of what forecasters predict for the next 12 months*.  Demand  The...

London Landlords – Show Your Tenants You Care This Christmas

Landlords are often portrayed as Grinch-like characters.  Devoid of fun, lacking humanity and relentlessly greedy.  In our experience, working with countless landlords across London, this Scrooge stereotype simply isn’t true.  In fact, we often get contacted by generous landlords seeking ideas to spread a little Christmas cheer to their tenants.  So, with that in mind, ho, ho, how’s...

Get Your Rental Property Ready for Winter by Following These Simple Steps

Forecasters predict this winter will be cold and dry – making it likely we’ll get lots of snow.   While this is excellent news if you’re a skier, if you’re a landlord, it means there’s no room for complacency when it comes to maintenance and repairs.  Freezing temperatures can cause all sorts of property damage, so it’s vital that your rental is ready for the tough months...

Crisis-Proof Your Property with our London Landlord’s Emergency Checklist

As any experienced letting agent or landlord can advise you, ‘expect the unexpected’ when it comes to rental properties.  And that’s why it pays to follow the Scouts’ motto and “be prepared”.  Being prepared for any eventuality can mean the difference between a minor hiccup and a full-blown catastrophe if you’re a landlord.   With that in mind, we’ve created a Landlord...

Are You One Of London’s Best Landlords? Take Our Quiz To Find Out

So, you think you’ve mastered the art of letting properties? With every tenant you place and every lease you renew, you grow more confident in your prowess as a confident, caring and capable landlord. But are you one of the best landlords in ? We’ve put together a quick quiz to help you find out. Let’s get started. Do you regularly update your properties? Of course! I make sure...

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