Monthly Archives: May 2011

Rent arrears on the rise – tips for landlords

Two different items in my inbox today reminding us of the problem of rent arrears. The first item is from the NLA (National Landlords Association): There have been reports in the press that rent arrears are growing, with more than … Continue reading

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Is now the time for landlords to consider installing central heating?

On the odd occasion I encounter a rental property with no central heating where the heating in the property is dependent on convector heaters. Invariably the topic of the heating system comes up in conversation with questions like Should I … Continue reading

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Two things landlords must do before they serve a Section 21 notice

Tenancy deposits protection. Most landlords take a tenancy deposit, also known as a damage deposit or bond. Since April 2007 landlords have had to protect this deposit in one of the three government authorised tenancy deposit schemes, and serve a … Continue reading

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Find the latest rental levels, rental yields and tenant demand in Mid-Somerset

Landlords… Curious about how your rent compares? Want to know which properties and areas in Mid-Somerset are giving the best yields? Want to know what tenant demand is like? Our lastest report is out now so contact us for your … Continue reading

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Key things landlords need to know about Section 21

A client has just told me the story about a well-known Shepton Mallet based estate agent who dabbles in lettings. The incompetent bunch made a number of mistakes on the Section 21 which was thrown out by the court. The … Continue reading

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Do you know the ROI (Return on Investment) for your advertising?

In our quest for continuous improvement I am forever evaluating the effectiveness of  our advertising. Here is my hypothesis…99% of advertising does not produce a favourable return and 99% of businesses never measure the ROI of their advertising. Now none … Continue reading

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