Right to Rent checks: What are your responsibilities as a landlord?

Since February 2016, Landlords and Agents in England have been required to conduct Right to Rent checks to ensure that their tenants are living in the country legally. As a landlord you risk a fine or even a prison sentence if you let your property, or room and cannot prove the tenant’s status. So it’s [...]

By | 2017-10-23T14:25:14+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Info, Responsibilties|0 Comments

Facing self-assessment struggles? Tax advice for landlords

It’s coming to that time of year that many of you dread! Tax can be a complex issue, with complicated guidelines and can cause many a headache. Particularly if you are a first time landlord it can help to do the research and feel prepared for the end of the tax year in advance, rather [...]

By | 2017-03-13T09:35:12+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Costs, Landlord, Responsibilties, Tools|0 Comments

Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation

Rentr are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2016, taking place 19th – 25th September. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are [...]

By | 2017-03-13T09:35:12+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Info, Landlord, Management, Responsibilties|0 Comments

Right to Rent Rules and Rentr

On the 20th October 2015, the Government announced a new obligation on all English landlords to check and store documents that show their tenants have the right to live in the UK. Following a trial in the West Midlands that has been in progress throughout 2015, the new rules state that from the 1st February [...]

By | 2017-04-18T13:22:54+00:00 November 16th, 2015|News, Referencing, Responsibilties, Tools|0 Comments

Landlord Safety Checks

From the 1st October 2015, all Landlords will have to ensure their rental properties are fitted with smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Landlords must also make sure all electrical installation has been fitted correctly and the necessary steps for fire safety have been carried out. This may seem a daunting task for accidental Landlords and [...]

By | 2016-09-06T08:10:25+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Landlord, News, Responsibilties, Tools|0 Comments

Property management: where should I keep a tenant’s deposit?

As a private landlord, you have a legal obligation to keep your tenant's deposit in a tenancy deposit protection (TDP) scheme. This needs to be done within a 30 day period following the beginning of a new tenancy, as if you don't you could face a number of issues. To help make this clearer for [...]

By | 2017-03-13T09:35:13+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Deposits, Landlord, News, Responsibilties|0 Comments

Why do I need an assured shorthold tenancy agreement?

When it comes to letting a property, having a proper tenancy agreement in place is an absolute must. The most common, and indeed popular, choice for private landlords whether new, accidental or experienced is to have in place an assured shorthold tenancy agreement (or AST). With one of these in place you afford yourself the [...]

By | 2017-03-13T09:35:13+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Landlord, News, Responsibilties|0 Comments

How do I market my partner’s property for rent?

If you and your partner or spouse are moving in together and they own their property, then it's worth considering the option of letting it out. By becoming a landlord rather than selling the property, you'll be making an investment. However, if you decide to take the plunge, how do you go about making it [...]

By | 2017-03-13T09:35:14+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Advertising, Landlord, News, Responsibilties|0 Comments

What are my responsibilities as a private landlord?

When you rent out your properties you become a private landlord and whether this is through choice or necessity, with this move comes a number of important responsibilities. Such obligations can vary for different tenancy types but generally the areas covered are the same. Here, we take a look at what these responsibilities are and [...]

By | 2017-03-13T09:35:14+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Landlord, News, Responsibilties|0 Comments