Moving to a new home can be a rather stressful affair and it’s easy to forget things with all the hustle and bustle of packing and unpacking. You’ve not only got to get your belongings from A to B on moving day, but you will probably have your hands full with fractious children and pets too.

One thing you will need to do is notify important people and organisations about your change of address. Regardless of whether you intend to take their services with you or need to cancel them they will all need to be informed of your new abode. It’s best to do this as soon as you can, bear in mind many suppliers will have a notice period in place if you are cancelling their services or if you want to take services with you, they usually book supply appointments sometimes weeks in advance, so the sooner you contact everyone the better!

Here’s our checklist of those you need to contact to inform of a change of address:

Utilities:

·         Gas

·         Electric

·         Water

Moving is a very stressful time for adults but imagine how much harder it is for children. Their routine is disturbed, their favourite toys are boxed up and then there is the fear of the unknown new house and possibly even new school or town. Here we share some hints and tips to help the moving process be less taxing on the little ones.

Keep Calm and Talk

Perhaps the best tip we can give is to keep calm and think about how the move is impacting your children. You might be really excited about the move, but your children might not share your enthusiasm. Offer lots of reassurance and take time to talk to them. Remember that their life experience is a lot less than yours and they might well be overwhelmed by this huge change. Whatever you do try to keep calm and keep the experience positive for them. 

Part of talking is to listen to your children and their concerns. Often a child will be worried that some prized toy will be left behind. Give them the confidence to talk to you about it and maybe even write a list to put somewhere obvious which lists all their possessions and tick it off when it has been packed so they can see that nothing will be left behind.

Wondering how it works? We effectively become your tenant, guaranteeing you a fixed rental income. We then sub-let the property, taking great care to select the right tenants and then manage the property throughout the fill duration of the tenancy – leaving you to get in with your busy life.

So, if you’re a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid each and every month without all of the normal stresses involved in letting out a property, then you have landed at the right place.

Guaranteed Rent Summary

1. A guaranteed rental income on time, every month
2. You still get paid even if the property is empty
3. You get paid even if the rent is late or isn’t paid at all
4. No set up fees, monthly commissions or hidden extras
5. We deal with the tenant’s queries, questions and complaints
6. A guaranteed contract start date – no worrying about how long it will take to find a tenant
7. If ever needed, we cover the court costs and eviction process

8. Regular property inspections and maintenance management
9. Internal condition guaranteed, subject to fair wear and tear up to one and a half months’ rent

The rental market is a volatile place at the best of times and with the government focusing more and more on this industry in a move to make it fairer and more effective there has been a significant increase in regulations which have had quite an impact on the market. Added to this, the increasing costs associated with buying a home, means that demand for rental properties is remaining buoyant. In this article we will take a look at what predictions property experts are making for 2020 and beyond.

ARLA Propertymark suggest that the majority of letting agents think rent prices will increase in 2020, with demand rising and the number of landlords operating reducing due to the increasing complexity and cost of the new Regulations. This, they predict, will force up rents and reduce choice for tenants.

When renting out a property there can be confusion about what appear to be conflicting rights of Landlords and Tenants. The Tenant has the right to “quiet enjoyment of the property” and the Landlord has the right to access the property for inspections or to make repairs. The ever changing legal landscape for tenancy agreements makes this fine line ever harder to understand and this can lead to tensions between the Landlord and the Tenant. In this article we aim to shed a little light on Landlord access rights which should help avoid those awkward moments and allow Landlords to ensure their investment is being looked after whilst also protecting the right of the Tenant to enjoy their home peacefully.

 

Right of access

As a Landlord you have the right to enter your property for things such as:

 

·         Periodic inspections

·         Make repairs as required

·         Viewings for prospective tenants at the end of a tenancy