Five important tips for landlords

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There have been many changes in property rental legislation in recent years. This has resulted in more pressure than ever for landlords to keep up to date with the legal updates. Here Matthew James Letting Agents Coventry have compiled a list of five key pieces of information that landlords should know. Inform your mortgage provider If you are renting your property the mortgage provider needs to be advised. When buying a new property to rent out the mortgage will need… Continue Reading

Letting Agents Tenant Fees Banned

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Yesterday Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced as part of the Autumn Budget 2016 the intention to ban tenant letting agent fees in England. This came as quite a shock especially considering that this was a Labour policy that was part of their manifesto in 2015 for the last general election, and was something that the Conservatives adamantly opposed. Bringing in this policy must surely come as a slap in the face to anyone who voted Conservative just over… Continue Reading

Landlords Risking Prison Sentence

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Research on behalf of Saga shows that a quarter of landlords aged 50 and above do not meet the legal requirement of supplying a gas safety certificate on their rental properties. Failure to have a valid gas safety certificate can result in prosecution potentially leading to a £6,000 fine or a prison sentence of around six months. What is a landlords gas safety certificate? A gas safety certificate is a safety check of all gas appliances in a property. A certificate… Continue Reading