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Tenants FAQ's

Find the answers to the questions we get asked the most from tenants about renting a property.

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Tenants Guide To Renting

Prior to starting to look for rented accommodation it is important to budget carefully and calculate what monthly rental you will be able to comfortably afford. When calculating you must include the additional costs of council tax, utilities and telecommunications as these are rarely included in the asking rental.

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A Students Guide to Renting

Once you have finished your first year in halls in is time to find private accommodation. Here’s a view helpful hints to find the right student property for you.

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Deposits

The Housing Act 2004 requires landlords and letting agents to protect deposits on assured shorthold tenancies in a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme.

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Buy to Let - A Landlord's Guide

Renting in the private sector has in recent years grown significantly and although we are seeing a resurgence of first time buyers we believe that tenant demand will remain high for many years to come.

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How to get your property ready to rent

If you haven’t purchased the property with a specific buy to let mortgage you must contact your mortgage company or financial lender. Once you have determined that your property can be rented out, request the approval in writing for your records.

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Once you have purchased your buy to let property

Legislation and regulations can make the lettings industry a minefield. Updates to legislation are frequent and non compliance can lead to fines and even custodial sentence’s it is therefore advised that you use an experience and reputable letting agent to ensure you are compliant and kept up to date with new and changes to legislation.

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Before purchasing a buy to let

You could be searching for the highest possible return immediately, or wish to find the best property for long term capital growth. Most investors want a balance of both income and capital appreciation and see investing in property as an appealing alternative to low interest savings accounts, pensions and volatile stocks and shares.

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EPC Deadline Looms

Landlords of both residential and commercial investment property should be aware that with effect from April 2018 if their investment property has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G, it will be unlawful to let the property.

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Residential Energy Performance Certificate

If you are going to sell or let your home then you will probably require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the property first.

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Letting to Students

Why should a student landlord choose Goadsby? Goadsby can assist in making sure that your property complies with the HMO licencing conditions.

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Right To Rent

Effective from 1st February 2016 the Right to Rent is a check a landlord, agent or householder renting out property should make to ensure that the prospective tenants or occupants have a right to rent

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