#AskTDS: What is fair wear and tear in a rental property?
17 May 2023 If you’re a landlord or letting agent, you’re likely familiar with the term “fair wear and tear.” However, understanding what it actually means, as well as when it’s not applicable, can be challenging. In this week’s Ask TDS, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme explores the definition of fair wear and tear and offers guidance on how to handle situations when they exceed reasonable use.
Inventory Hive announced as ARLA Propertymark Industry Supplier
16 May 2023 After winning multiple awards throughout 2022 and 2023, the property inspection and 360° tour software provider, Inventory Hive, have now joined the renowned Propertymark industry supplier list.
#AskTDS: Understanding The Deposit Use Clause
26 April 2023 In this week’s #AskTDS, we answer a common question about deposit use clauses; what they are, what they’re used for, and why you need one if you need to claim from the deposit!
Do Landlords Understand Right to Rent Checks?
25 April 2023 The government recently released a evaluation of right to rent checks, delving into how landlords understand and use the right to rent process. The government used mystery shoppers alongside direct research with landlords to uncover the trends. Here are some key takeaways from that research - and what opportunities this represents for agents.
UK banks are closing client accounts
19 April 2023 UK banks are closing client accounts held by established letting agents and refusing to open accounts for new businesses.
How the energy crisis is still affecting lettings
12 April 2023 In the Spring Budget 2023, there was little announced on the topic of renting and housing in general. However, there were a few measures that will have an impact on energy bills for both tenants and businesses, as well as a steer on how the government aims to create more stability in the supply and demand for energy in the future. So, here’s your energy crisis lettings update.
How energy efficient homes can help safeguard against rent arrears
11 April 2023 Author: Rik Smith, Director of Tenancy Services, Goodlord
#NewsStory: The Law on Private Renting in Northern Ireland is Changing
7 March 2023 From 1 April 2023 Sections 1 to 6 of the Private Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 will commence and landlords and tenants need to be aware of the following information.
How to deal with damp and mould in rented homes
27 February 2023 There are a few common questions that arise when the issue of mould in rented properties is mentioned: what causes it, how dangerous is it, how do I remove it, how do I prevent it, and who’s responsibility is it to deal with all of that? Here’s some useful advice for tenants, landlords and agents on how to deal with damp in your rented home.
#AskTDS: Who is responsible for property maintenance?
3 October 2022 In this week’s #ASKTDS, we answered a question regarding property maintenance: ‘Who is responsible for what when it comes to property maintenance tasks in a rental property?’.