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The Best Rental Investment for Landlords is…

Hello again, This blog will be looking at the rapidly growing professional HMO market, why you should get involved and how to do it. In short that 4 bed house you have in Hove which is getting £1,750 PCM could easily be achieving somewhere around £3,000 PCM. The 2 bed house you have in Southwick…

What does Brighton & Hove’s licensing scheme proposal mean to Landlords & Tenants?

  As you may know licenses are required for HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupation) both locally and nationally, depending on the property use, size and often location. Back in NOV-16 I attended a National Landlord Association meeting in response to the Brighton & Hove County Council (BHCC) Housing & New Homes meeting putting forward proposals¬†for…

Are you a Landlord? Do you know about MEES APR-18?

From APR-18 a new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard will apply to rented residential property, linked to the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) required to let or sell a property in the UK. This post explains the key dates, requirements and steps you need to take in order to avoid being caught out. What is MEES? The…

Accidental Landlord advice

Although many people become landlords as part of an investment strategy or as a way to make an income, some people become landlords unintentionally. When a person lets out a property as a result of circumstance rather than careful planning, they‚Äôre often referred to as an ‚Äòaccidental landlord‚Äô. An accidental landlord could be a person…

What is Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)?

Please click to read a very quick summary of the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) requirements for Landlords: As of 01-April 2016 this applies to any property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating F or G Tenants have the right to request energy improvements such as loft/cavity insulation The Landlord is legally bound…

How do I choose a letting agent?

Please find below a detailed look at what Landlords should consider carefully when choosing a letting agent: Surveys A recent survey by Direct Line for Business suggests the best reason for using a letting agent is to avoid legal issues such as contracts, deposits & Right to Rent requirements Recent surveys by Citizens Advice, Shelter…