Letting a Flat

Everything you need to know about purchasing, owning and maintaining a leasehold buy-to-let property

Insurance considerations for letting a flat

Many people decide to let leasehold flats. In many cases as buy to let investments but also letting occurs by so called incidental... more »

Deposit Replacement insurance

Residentsline and Deposit and Rent to the rescue. So far, 2018 has rolled out the carpet for some much-needed changes within the insurance... more »

Helping Buy-to-let landlords with Deposit and Rent

In recent years, government initiatives regarding the property market have been focused on giving more power and stability to tenants.... more »

The Tenant Fees Act

Belinda Thorpe, Managing Director at Residentsline provides an overview of the Tenant Fees Act. In the property industry, there have... more »

ARMA Advisory Note - LPE1 and LPE2

The Leasehold Property Enquiries form (LPE1) second edition was released on the 1st October 2015 along with the addition of the new... more »

A Landlords Guide to Granting an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) After 1st October 2015

The Government has made many changes over the last few years in an effort to try to protect tenants from unscrupulous landlords. All... more »

LetsHelp is a new & exciting project for the the Lettings market and there is nothing quite like it

Over the last year we have been developing a unique & revolutionary product to guide Agents seamlessly through the lettings process... more »

Two properties and a bank loan for the right school place

This month, children from across the country return to school, with many stepping foot through primary-school gates for the very first... more »

LetsHelp Limited - a new, innovative lettings administration system

LetsHelp Limited have announces the launch of a lettings administration platform for estate agents to benefit their landlords and tenants.... more »

Letting Agents: Reduce Administration Costs & Increase Productivity With LetsHelp

With the item of tenant administration fees at the forefront of the Press and MP’s minds, is now the time to look at reducing... more »

Tips for becoming a landlord

Are you looking to move but do not want to put your flat on the market,  after all, there could scarcely be a worse time to try... more »

Tackling unsuitable tenants

QUESTION: Our block has 80 flats with ten separate entrance halls. We collectively own the freehold.  A buy-to-let investor owns... more »

Deposits paid under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy are protected

Neil Spurrier explains how deposits paid by anyone living in a flat under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy is protected by the Housing... more »

How to be a good landlord

How to be a good Landlord. Buy to let landlords have been accused  of many things including the mass purchase of first time buyers... more »

The leaseholder as landlord

Buy-to-let is big business. Investment in residential property, particularly in London, is as popular as ever and the majority of this... more »

Are you a long term landlord?

When it comes to keeping residents happy in blocks with a high proportion of renters, managing agents have a key role to play. For... more »

Maintaining your buy-to-let flat

Protecting your investment Richard Clarke reminds would-be landlords that effective maintenance is key to success in the buy-to-let... more »

Managing mixed tenure blocks

Managing mixed-tenure blocks can be tricky but according to Dean Cooper keeping the peace is all down to good communication With the... more »

A common sense investment

A common sense investment Debbie Crampin owns two buy-to-let properties, one in Chichester and one just outside Liverpool. What advice... more »

Renting a leasehold flat

Many  would be first time buyers are renting for longer periods due to the  need to save up large deposits, this is unusual... more »

Decorating tips for landlords

Rental property demand is still very strong throughout the UK. To ensure that you obtain the best tenants and avoid the  risk... more »