It started with a phone call from the inventory clerk: “I tried to use the keys, but the tenant is still in there and won’t give me access to the property.” Thus began my own experience of a six-month eviction nightmare, which included court appearances and a visit by the (lady) bailiff. Evicting a tenant is a last resort for … Read More
What you need to know about the new energy efficiency laws for your rental property
This winter’s “beasts from the east” that covered London in up to 10cm of snow are over, but from this month new rules ban landlords from allowing tenants to shiver in the draughtiest homes. Here’s what you need to know about the new minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES). What are the new rules? Every property let to private tenants in … Read More
How to survive – and thrive – amid the siege on landlords
Section 24, tenant fee bans, Brexit… Landlords feel under siege amid an onslaught of tax and red tape. Is it really that bad? And what can you do to survive and thrive amid all this?