Blog - Residential lettings
Friday, November 22, 2019
The number of laws affecting private landlords’ obligations has increased by 32% since 2010, leaving some landlords unsure of their commitments. According to new analysis by the Residential Landlords Association, the total number of regulations affecting landlords has risen from 118 to 156, over the last nine years. The RLA is warning that despite the increase in legislation there has not been a significant improvement in enforcement against those landlords who break the laws and that many councils are failing to use the powers they already have.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
If you are a landlord, you’ll know that keeping on top of maintenance and compliance with new regulations and legislation can be a real headache. Even if you’re an experienced landlord, with several properties, you may simply not have the time to juggle everything. So what are the options? From a maintenance point of view now’s a good time to consider full property management. With winter approaching properties are more likely to require repairs as wind, rain, frost and snow can all damage bricks and mortar, roofs and fencing. Even without extreme weather conditions, routine maintenance and repairs can be a burden.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
To maximize the rental value of your property you need to ensure it appeals to a wide audience and attracts quality tenants. There will always be some things you can’t change about your property; its location and proximity to transport and amenities for example. But here are 5 tips for things you can and should change to maximize its rental appeal.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Rent faster, reduce void periods and increase the deposit from the maximum 5 week level cash deposit to 6 weeks whilst keeping the same protection as a traditional security deposit. Those are some of the benefits landlords receive from instructing a letting agent that offers a Zero Deposit Option to tenants. For tenants the Zero Deposit Option helps to reduce the upfront cost of renting, and can speed up the whole process by minimising paperwork and hassle – a win-win for all! So how does it work?
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Put your feet up with guaranteed rent on time and in full EVERY month. The Frost Partnership offers landlords the opportunity to take out a Guaranteed Rent Policy specifically designed to ensure your property is fully protected from all potential liabilities including loss of rent, damages and legal cover. It includes all the fantastic benefits of a normal rent guarantee service, with the additional perk of making sure you receive your rent on time and in full, no matter what and no excess.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
The new Tenant Fees Act came into force on 1 June 2019, banning letting fees paid by private tenants in England, and capping the security deposits they have to pay at five weeks' rent. Designed to reduce the costs that tenants incur at the start of the renting process, throughout their tenancy, and when their contract ends, the legislation places new rules on landlords and agents about what they can charge tenants. The changes will end the unscrupulous practice by some rogue landlords of overcharging renters for minor damages and protect private tenants from unexpected costs that can make properties hard to afford.