“Should I rent out my property furnished or unfurnished?”

This is a question that we get every time a new enquiry comes to us. No question about our fees, just that the new would-be landlord is keen to know whether the property to rent should be furnished or, preferably, unfurnished. Here is ...

Are You Ready for the New Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations?

The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 come into effect on 1 October 2022 with no transitional arrangements. The potential fine for non-compliance can be up to £5,000, levied against each breach rather than ...

Renters’ Reform White Paper 2022 – Do Not Panic

The ‘A fairer private rented sector’ white paper has been published, setting out the government’s long-term vision for a private rented sector (PRS) that is “fit for the 21st century and delivers a better deal for tenants”. The ...

“Should I Carry Out Maintenance Work Before A New Tenancy Begins?”

The easing of the pandemic restrictions has made many landlords realise the benefits of employing a reputable agent to manage their properties. One of our most frequently asked questions is: “Should I carry out maintenance work before ...

Levelling-Up White Paper – Big on Soundbites, Small on Detail

What Is It? The government recently published the much-anticipated white paper on how it plans to “level up” the UK by means of a complete “system change”. But what does this actually mean for the Private Rental Sector (PRS)? To answer ...

Step-By-Step: How To Go About Lettings As A First-Time Landlord

Are you thinking of renting out your property in 2022? The UK residential rental industry is a minefield and, as a first-time landlord, it can be hard to know where and how to start. In this article, we’ll take you through exactly what ...

Radio Interview with Resonance – Small Business Saturday UK 2021

Lia Choi, founder of Marybow Property, sets out an Instagram-inspired challenge she is undertaking to showcase her business in the run-up to Small Business Saturday UK 2021, on “The Workplace” radio programme on Resonance 104.4 ...

Get Ready for Winter

The clocks have turned back, the days are getting shorter and the nights colder, which can only mean one thing: winter is coming! Don’t get caught out. Prepare for winter with these easy-to-implement home maintenance tips. Maintain a ...

What Landlords Need To Know About ‘Breathing Space’

The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 came into force this week. The scheme applies to individuals in England and Wales. There was a worrying ...

Dates to Watch in 2021

What a strange and tumultuous year we had. In the wake of the Tier 4 announcement, let us instead focus our sights towards the new year and some key dates for landlords in 2021. Although nobody can predict the future, being prepared ...