There is a lot of work that goes into being a landlord so it is understandable that with all the other tasks around starting a new tenancy, you may forget about utility bills Landlords should be aware that this could leave them liable for £1000s of unpaid bills and...

What Is Landlord Boiler Cover?

If you're a landlord and wondering whether you need landlord boiler cover, or if it's even worth it, we're here to help make up your mind. Taking out landlord boiler cover is essential to make sure your tenants stay warm and cosy and avoid those unexpected boiler breakdowns. Boiler...

CP12’s & Gas Safety Regulations

What are your landlord responsibilities for gas safety? The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 outline your duties as a landlord to make sure all gas appliances, fittings, chimneys and flues are safe and working efficiently. If you’re letting a property with gas appliances installed, you’ve got three main...
Landlords are already required to make sure that the wiring and appliances in their properties are safe, but from July it will be a legal requirement for private landlords to have their electrical installations inspected every five years and provide safety certificates to tenants and their local authority. The regulations...
Guidance for landlords of domestic private rented property on how to comply with the 2018 ‘Minimum Level of Energy Efficiency’ standard (EPC band E). This guidance provides information on the main aspects of the regulations. If your particular situation is not covered, we have more detailed guidance including case studies. Find out if...

TLA Landlord Survey Q2, 2020 (TLALS)

Introduction and main findings The 2019-20 TLA Landlord Survey (TLALS) is a survey of landlords and letting agents who own and/or manage privately rented properties in England. The aim of the TLALS is to provide understanding of the characteristics and experiences of landlords and how they acquire, let, manage...
When the lockdown ends what will happen to tenants? Almost nine million households, more than a third of all families in Britain, rent from a private landlord, a council or a housing association. Because of coronavirus, many are now in financial need. Nearly two million claims for universal credit have been made since...

Tenants Unaware They Can Switch Energy Suppliers

A study by Migrate discovered as many as one in 10 renters had been banned from changing provider, despite the fact doing so could save them as much as £300 a year. Now the auto-switching service is reminding tenants, if they are responsible for their utility bill and pay their...

TLA Mortgages & Finance Guide

When you buy a property as an investment, you won't be able to fund your purchase with a normal residential mortgage. Instead, you'll need a specialist buy-to-let mortgage. The good news is that there are lots of deals out there, whether you're a first-time landlord, an 'accidental' landlord, or...
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