Diary of a first-time landlord

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Becoming a landlord for the first time can be a scary, daunting experience - read a first hand account of someone taking the plunge!

  • To sell or to let? That is the question

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    03 July 2013 | Comments

    Thankfully, before the dementia took a hold, Mum was a very sensible lady and it was over seven years ago when she suggested setting up an Enduring Power of Attorney for myself and my brother ...READ MORE


  • The big clear out!

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    31 July 2013 | Comments

    After much soul-searching, my brother and I are to become landlords for our mother’s property.  Her 3 bed semi has lain empty since she went into a care home in September last year, and alread...READ MORE


  • The viewings begin

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    14 August 2013 | Comments

    The Letting Agent had said not to worry about re-decorating, and the ‘swirly’ carpets would be acceptable to most tenants.  He even said the walk-in bath Mum had installed shouldn’t be a probl...READ MORE


  • Safety first

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    21 August 2013 | Comments

    We know that our tenants would like to move by the end of the month. That gives us a couple more weeks to get Mum’s house ready, which is just as well as there’s still a lot to do!Luckily we h...READ MORE


  • Moving in day

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    29 August 2013 | Comments

    It’s 13 weeks since our initial meeting with the Letting Agent, and it’s the day the tenants are moving in. I’ve had two more sets of keys cut for them and I feel I’d like to be there to wish ...READ MORE


Hot Topic

Millennials have become one of the most active groups in the UK rental market, as more of this generation turn to renting ...READ MORE


Heard it on the Grapevine

RICS concerned over the number of landlords leaving the sector

According to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) survey of its members a growing num...READ MORE



Your Stories

I found 25 people living in my 2 bedroom flat!

I am fortunate enough to own five or six properties across the UK, all of which have thrown up different challenges. But probably the most unusual story I have to tell...READ MORE



Guides

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Hints, tips and legal advice to help you have a great landlord-tenant relationship.

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A useful guide for
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