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Have you been looking round at rental properties in Fulham? If you have then you’ll already know that there are documents, you need to produce to a prospective landlord. This is because landlords need to know that their tenants are responsible individuals. And, that they have enough money to pay the rent each month.One of things a landlord may do is to check your credit file. That’s wh Tags: Rental Properties, Credit Score, Landlord, Tenant, Experian, Callcredit, Equifax

How The New General Data Protection Regulations Impact Landlords

By Webdadi Ltd published on 10/04/2018  

On the 25th May 2018 a new piece of legislation comes into effect. It is called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It replaces the Data Protection Act 1998.It has been designed to set out standard rules with the European Union. And, even though Brexit is looming it will still apply to the UK after Brexit.Why does it affect Landlords?The new law effects anyone who handles or processes s Tags: GDPR, Landlords

Pet Owners and Rental Properties

By Webdadi Ltd published on 28/03/2018  

Are you one of the many people in London who is searching for a rental property that will accept pets? The truth is that finding somewhere that will take you and your furry friend isn’t easy.Currently a landlord has the right to enforce a ‘no animals’ policy in the rental agreement. But, if the Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party have their way this could change in the future. The Tags: Property, Pets, Renting

The New Band Rating for Rented Properties from April 2018

By Webdadi Ltd published on 15/03/2018  

If you’re a tenant in a rented property, then you should have a valid Energy Performance Certificate. An Energy Performance Certificate tells you how energy efficient your home is, and it comes in the form of a graph with ratings from A to G. A is the most energy efficient and G is the least.From this April (2018) all rented property must have a minimum energy rating of E. This means if you Tags: Renting, Property, EPC

7 Things You Should Know When You’re Renting a Property

By Datography Ltd published on 01/03/2018  

So, you’ve finally found a property you want to rent and now it’s time to sign the tenancy, pay your deposit and pick up the keys. Here’s a few things you’ll need to think about during the process.The DepositYou can ask your landlord to put your deposit into a secure tenancy scheme. In fact, if you have an assured tenancy then it is the landlord’s legal duty.There are Tags: Deposit, Inventory, Landlord, Tenant

Ending Your Tenancy

By Datography Ltd published on 14/02/2018  

If you want to give notice to your Landlord to end your tenancy agreement you must do so in a legal manner. If you don’t you could find yourself paying rent even though you don’t live in the property anymore. The first thing you must do is check what type of tenancy agreement you have. There are two types. A fixed term tenancy which means you have a date when the tenancy ends and a periodic tenanc Tags: Tenancy, Ending, Fixed Term, Periodic Tenancy

Saving for a Mortgage while you Rent – The Help to Buy ISA

By Datography Ltd published on 31/01/2018  

While you’re renting your property, there are ways that you can save money at the same time. If you want to be a homeowner in the future have a look at the Help to Buy ISA. The Help to Buy ISA If you’re going to be a first-time buyer, then a Help to Buy Isa is a good way of saving up for a deposit on a mortgage. In your first month you can pay in up to £1,200 and from then on, a maximum of £200 a

Getting Your Rental Property Up to Scratch

By Datography Ltd published on 17/01/2018  

If your rental property has just become available again after a long time you’ll be keen to get it shipshape to attract new tenants. Here’s some reminders of what might need doing: The Property in General Decorate the walls, you can use white throughout the property. It looks clean and it’s easy to maintain. Clean the windows and check the furniture for wear and tear. If things are looking a bit t Tags: Rental, Property, Re-Decorating, Interior, Exterior

How the Rental Exchange can Improve your Credit Rating

By Datography Ltd published on 03/01/2018  

If you decide to buy a home and you need a mortgage, your lender will look at your credit file. The file will show any credit you already have or have had in the past and how it was paid. If you have always paid your bills on time your credit rating should be good. If you have made a regular habit of paying later or you have County Court Judgments your credit rating will be poor. Nowadays, with sp Tags: Rental Exchange, Credit Rating, Experian

Why Putting your Rental Property into our Hands is a Good Decision

By Datography Ltd published on 20/12/2017  

When it comes to renting out your property you need to be sure that the company you choose to handle the management will give you excellent service. That’s why putting your property with a local Estate Agent is a good choice. You’ll get local knowledge and excellent service from someone you can contact by telephone or in person. Here at Peter Woods Letting Specialists we have three levels of servi Tags: Rental Market, Paperwork, Legalities, Managing, Dispute

What renters want and where they’re looking

By Datography Ltd published on 06/12/2017  

London has gone through vast changes in the last twenty or, so years and many run-down areas have been brought back to life with regeneration. This has brought in a new wave of people looking to rent from the private sector in gentrified neighbourhoods that were once ignored by young professionals. Access to transport has improved tremendously in the last few years and work is still being carried Tags: Areas, London, Tenants, Public Transport

How to Make Sure you get your Deposit Back at the end of your Tenancy

By Datography Ltd published on 22/11/2017  

If you have been living in rented accommodation and your lease has come to end, you’ll want to make sure you get your deposit back from your landlord or the rental agents. There are a few things you can do to make sure the landlord has no excuse to refuse it. Leave the accommodation in Good Condition You should always leave a rented property in the same condition it was in at the beginning of your Tags: Deposit, Landlord, Tenant

9 Things to Look for Before You Rent a Property

By Datography Ltd published on 09/11/2017  

Renting has become very popular in the past decade or so and when you’re looking for a rental property you need to remember although you don’t own the bricks and mortar it’s still going to be your home. Make sure it’s somewhere you’re going to be happy and comfortable living in by asking questions and making sure everything is as it should be before you sign the tenancy agreement. Location Before

About Leaseholds – What Is a Lease and What do you Pay for?

By Datography Ltd published on 25/10/2017  

If you’re looking around for a flat to buy then you’ll have come across the term ‘leasehold.’ Most flats and some houses are sold with a lease of 999 years or 99 years and there are older properties that have less than 99 years. Buying leasehold means that you do not own the land upon which the property is built. This is owned by the leaseholder. A leaseholder is normally responsible for common wa Tags: Leaseholds, Buying, Property

How the New Tax Restrictions Affect Landlords

By Datography Ltd published on 12/10/2017  

In April of this year, the tax changes which were announced previously for Landlord’s Tax Relief began. The changes will actually take place over a period of four years and tax relief will now be restricted to basic rate income tax. Whereas before the finance costs of Landlords were taken into consideration to work out profits, now they won’t. Instead, the income tax on your profits from your prop Tags: Landlords, Tax, Restrictions

Four Things to think about before you become a Landlord

By Datography Ltd published on 27/09/2017  

If you decide to buy a property to let out there are certain things you need to think about before you become a landlord. Your Tenants Before you pick your property think about the type of tenants you want to attract. If you want students then you should be looking for a property close to, or within travelling distance of a university or college, If you would prefer a young family then make sure y Tags: Landlord, Tenants, Property, Money, Responsibility

How to Choose your Buy to Let Property

By Datography Ltd published on 14/09/2017  

If you decide to invest in a buy to let property you might be overwhelmed by the number of properties on the market. Here are a few tips to make sure you pick the right property. The AreaIt is much easier to let a property if it is in an area with good transport connections. If you want to attract young families, then choose somewhere near to schools with easy access to local shops. If you want to Tags: Buy-To- Let, Invest, Area, Value

Take the Stress Out of Moving Day with our Packing Tips

By Datography Ltd published on 29/08/2017  

Moving is exciting but it can be stressful, especially when it comes down to packing. Whether you live in a small or a large home you can beat that overwhelmed feeling if you get organised within plenty of time. Here are some tips to help you. MaterialsBefore you start packing make sure you’ve got everything you need. There’s nothing more frustrating than setting time aside to do a job and then ha Tags: Packing, Moving, Tips,

How to Ensure Your Website Stays Attractive

By Datography Ltd published on 11/08/2017  

We have upgraded our website with a brand new look thanks to Webdadi Ltd. There’s a lot to think about when you’re maintaining a web page, especially one that’s in a high competition field like the property market so we wanted to share some of the information we learnt in regards to the importance of having an attractive new site. Design and ContentThe design should make the site easy for a reader Tags: Attractive, Website, Design, Content, Maintenance, Visuals
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