Goadsby Knowledge Hub

Residential Lettings articles

Show:
Sub-category:

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.

Read more

Deposits

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

Read more

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.

Read more

Tenants FAQ's

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more

Smoke Alarms

The Building Regulations (1991) state that all properties built since June 1992 must be fitted with mains operated interlinked smoke detectors/alarms with at least one detector per floor level.

Read more

Electrical Safety in Rental Property

Apart from the Landlord's Common Law duty of care, the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 (and several other statutory regulations see below) requires that the electrical equipment is safe at the start of every tenancy and maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy. Electrical hazards are also covered by the Housing Health and safety Rating System under the Housing Act 2004.

Read more
Your session will expire in xx.xx
Continue or Log Out