Monthly Archives: July 2011

How often should you test electrical appliances in rental property?

*** A more up-to-date version of this article is available here *** Letting agents commonly advocate frequent portable appliance testing (PAT) as another way of creaming off a secret profit from landlords (in whose best interests they are acting!). Annual … Continue reading

Posted in Landlords | Leave a comment

Build open and honest relationships with communication

Our 10th Core Value is build open and honest relationships with communication. I am the first to accept that it isn’t always easy – telling a landlord the 1960s decor they love and cherish will not be popular in a … Continue reading

Posted in Other Stuff | Leave a comment

How often should landlords or agents inspect their rental property?

A tenant contacted me to say their managing agent had contacted them to tell them about the ‘new law’ that means they must inspect her property every 2 months? Is this correct? There are no laws that govern the periodicity … Continue reading

Posted in Landlords, Tenants | Leave a comment