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For landlords, almost every tenancy throws up its own set of unique challenges, with lessons to be learned from each property. Here, we share some of your successes (and failures!)


  • 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 is about a two bedroom apartment in South Bermondsey, South London. The apartment is a large 1,600 square-foot property, which is worth around £500,000. I decided to let it out to two friendly and unassuming girls studying in London. They were having trouble...READ MORE

  • The good, the bad and the ugly

    For landlords, every tenancy can have its own unique set of problems and challenges. In this article we take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly. A tenant was evicted from a property in Lincolnshire; after they shared the house with five children and 14 mastiff dogs, running up £7,000 in rent arrears as well as £8,000 in damages. On inspection, dog faeces were found caked into floors and walls; rooms were filled with ...READ MORE

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Diary of a first-time Landlord

Tenancy up for renewal

26 April 2014

We’re coming to the end of our first year as landlords. The letting agent has sent us a routine, and carefully timed, letter asking if we wish to continue letting and whether they should make a formal offer to our current tenants. I feel we’ve been very fortunate in finding a family to live in Mum’s house, who appear to have...READ MORE


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Home buying to become faster following review!

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has launched an eight-week review into home buying. He has stated he want...READ MORE



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