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Landlords: How To Make Your Income Consistent

By Rent Guarantor on 24/06/2020

Being a Landlord is a business, and the secret to any successful business is to ensure that the income they are yielding is consistent. By having consistent income, a Landlord allows themselves to easily plan for the future as they’ll always have an accurate idea of the monthly income they will receive from their properties.

Here’s a few tips on how a Landlord can make their income consistent

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Tenants and Landlords Feel the Strain of Eviction Rules

By Rent Guarantor on 22/06/2020

Following the UK government's decision to extend the no eviction ban by two months to the end of August 2020 to help tenants cope with a longer lockdown and slow recovery, it’s clear that both tenants and landlord are feeling the strain of the situation. Separate reports highlight that while searches for 'can my landlord evict me' have risen by over 50%, industry body the National Residential Landlords Agency (NRLA) is encouraging its members to write to the government to highlight the 'devastating consequences' some will will face as the result of the extended eviction ban. 

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London Rental Market Yields Fail to Make UK Top 20

By Rent Guarantor on 15/06/2020

London's rental market has long been popular with investors, however recent research shows that in the search for yield, the English capital isn't always the best option for investors. Indeed, no areas of London are in the top 20 regions that produce the strongest yields, a list which is dominated by northern postcodes.

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Actions to Protect Against Tenants that Disappeared

By Rent Guarantor on 17/06/2020

Most tenancies end amicably. There are some, however, that cause issues for landlords and abandon their property. As a landlord, you must give 24 hour notice to a tenant before you visit your property no matter how much reason you have to believe your property is empty. It’s important to follow contract legality because it can come back to haunt you if you need to take legal action on a tenant. With the ongoing pandemic and lockdown rules, people are choosing to isolate with their families and vacating their rented properties. This is particularly high in the student market as they have no tie to the rented area and no definitive answer if they will or need to return. Subsequently, there is a likelihood property abandonment will rise.

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Landlords: 3 Reasons You Want Your Tenant to Renew

By Rent Guarantor on 10/06/2020

The time is coming up for a tenant to decide whether they want to renew their tenancy in a Landlord’s property. Most people would think it’s in the tenant's best interests to want to stay in the property, sign a new Tenancy Agreement and avoid all the effort, cost and stress involved with moving. However, it is also actually in a Landlord’s best interest for the tenants to stay as well (obviously pending that they have been good tenants so far) for the following reasons: