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Understanding insurance for landlords

When renting out a property you need to be aware that you will require specialist landlord insurance. General home insurance isn’t right for you as it doesn’t cover all third party risks that you may encounter by having tenants. Here’s a quick look from landlord insurance providers Endsleigh at the different [...]


Top tips for landlords of student accommodation

James Vilarreal, CEO at Glide, the utilities and service provider for students, reveals what students are really after when it comes to their accommodation, and how landlords can improve their properties without breaking the bank. Get Broadband Fast Students want fast broadband over and above anything else.  82% said solid access [...]


Top tips for first time and accidental landlords

Investing in property can be extremely rewarding but it comes with its own set of challenges. The appearance of your property is really important If you want tenant to pay the highest rent and to stay in the property for a long time you should ensure that the property is well decorated and appears [...]


Right to Rent is rolled out across England, ARLA explains what this means to renters and landlords

The Home Office has this week announced rollout across England of Right to Rent checks as part of the Immigration Act 2014. The new measures mean that anyone allowing a tenancy to begin after 1 February 2016 (or 1 December 2014 for properties in the trial area of Birmingham, Sandwell, Walsall, [...]


Rent growth set to ease as just one in four landlords intend to put their rents up in 2013

Rightmove’s latest Consumer Confidence Survey provides the strongest indication yet that landlords are tempering their rental expectations for 2013. Just one in four landlords (25%) indicated that they had already decided to increase their rents over the next year, with only around a third of these (35%) planning a rental increase of more than [...]


Accidental landlords begin to thrive

A feature of the rental market over the last few years has been the rise of the ‘accidental landlord’, an owner-occupier who ends up letting a property out as a result of circumstance, and a moribund sales market, not design. However, an interesting finding from Rightmove’s Rental Market Forecast, released earlier [...]