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When Does a Guest Become a Tenant?

By Rent Guarantor on 20/05/2020

As a Landlord you want to be able to give your tenants the freedom to enjoy having friends and family over to visit throughout their tenancy. However, what happens if you believe a tenant is spending more than an acceptable amount of time at the property and suspect they have started living at the property. How do you know when a guest has become a tenant?

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ARLA Propertymark Demands Further Support for Rental Sector Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

By Rent Guarantor on 18/05/2020

The UK government has proven a supportive one in the face of the unprecedented health crisis that is coronavirus. However, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his cabinet have implemented a number of welcome measures to support the UK's rental sector, there is still more that can be done. In a submission to a Government inquiry, ARLA Propertymark has issued a number of additional demands of support. They include issues relating to tenants. landlords and letting agents during the ongoing difficulties.

Landlord

Just a Small Increase in Late Rental Payments Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

By Rent Guarantor on 11/05/2020

At a time when lockdown rules have seen numerous employees lose some or all of their income due to being furloughed or even losing their job, research suggests the number of rents that are being paid late has risen by only a small proportion. That means that even though times are tough for many UK residents, the vast majority are still managing to pay their rent or have come to an agreement with their landlord.

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How to Split Bills in a House Share

By Rent Guarantor on 13/05/2020

It’s that time of the month, splitting bills. Many of us have been there, and if not you might be soon. How we share these payments can be a stressful time for tenants. It’s no secret bills have to be paid to keep a roof over your head. Someone has to pay these bills and it’s important to have a plan in place to make sure bills are paid in full and on time. Depending on the dynamics in the house and individual personalities, there are different ways sharers can solve splitting bills.

Landlord

Investing in Rental Properties, A Beginner's Guide

By Rent Guarantor on 06/05/2020

Investing in a buy-to-let property is a big commitment, but one that pays real dividends - literally. This week we are going to take a look at some of the things one should consider when investing in a rental property, from financing to the type of tenants you are targeting.