This article was shared with us by Landlord Vision and has been written by Mary Latham. Mary has been a self-managing landlord since 1972 and until July 2018 she was the West Midlands Regional Representative for the NLA. Over the years Mary has been consulted by government, local authorities and other groups within the housing industry and is well known for her in-depth knowledge of legislation and regulation.
Airbnb’s success is truly amazing. The story began in 2007, when the first two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home. Airbnb now has more than 4m Hosts worldwide who have welcomed more than 1.5bn guests in more than 220 countries.
Life can be busy when you’re a landlord. Leaving aside managing your property and tenants, many landlords must also cope with the demands of a job or running a business. Then there’s your own domestic and family responsibilities.
We are getting into the colder months and condensation is becoming more apparent. Condensation leads to black spot mould growth which not only damages the property but is harmful to your tenants.
With the Renters (Reform) Bill shortly to have its second reading we are deeply concerned about the effects on the student rental market. The Private Rented Sector is a key part of the student rental market but is being largely ignored by the Bill. Purpose Built accommodation is however to get special treatment despite it providing less than half of student accommodation.
Discovering damp, mould, or condensation in your home can be disheartening and overwhelming. Not only do these issues mar the aesthetic appeal of your living space, but they also pose health risks and compromise the structural integrity of your property.
Register as a sole trader or set up a limited company? It’s a key question to answer when you decide to take the plunge and start your own business because your decision can have major implications.
The long-awaited Renter’s (Reform) Bill* was (finally!) released just over 36 hours ago. We have poured through all 89 pages of the Bill to update landlords on everything they want to know at this stage.
The increase in the number of short term lets in certain areas, such as coastal towns, national parks and some cities can impact on the availability and affordability of homes to buy or to rent for local people and on the sustainability of communities more broadly.