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Can I put my rent up?

November 11th, 2015

Landlords can’t just go round increasing their rents whenever they want to. They do, however, have a right to adjust the rent at certain intervals. The way in which they can go about increasing the rent will depend on whether the tenancy is fixed or periodic.

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Landlords are you compliant with the new legislation out yesterday? 1st October 15.

October 2nd, 2015

After a long-winded route through parliament, new regulations are now in place which affect all private landlords in the UK. From 1st October 2015 landlords must have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their properties and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance.

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Need possession of your property? Here is a guide.

September 14th, 2015

Introduction

This guidance has been prepared for landlords who wish to gain possession of a privately rented property let on an assured short hold tenancy.

You are likely to be letting on an assured short hold tenancy if:

  • you are a private landlord
  • the tenancy began on or after 28 February 1997
  • the house or flat is let as separate accommodation and is the tenant’s main home

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Now letting for the academic year commencing July 2015!

December 16th, 2014

Manchester Universities Students…

Railton-Meeks are now advertising their South Manchester students houses for the next academic year.  It certainly gets earlier and earlier!  Manchester Universities students are busy searching for their next property prior to the Christmas break.  At this stage in the year, it is true that all the good properties get snapped up!  It is true that the ‘Early bird catches the worm!’

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2 bed terrace refurbished to create 3 bed terrace with open plan kitchen 10% yield.

October 16th, 2014

We are currently in the process of refurbishing a end of two bed terrace, which will be available to let around the 8th November.  The property will be brand new throughout, and will be able to accommodate 3 professionals or students sharing.  As this is a quiet time of year for lettings, this property is available to let from £600.00, which is a bargain, as next summer it will be on the market for £800.00 p.c.m.

If you require more information please email Tara on tmeeks@railtonmeeks.co.uk

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Eight things that as a Landlord you should always convey to their tenants …

April 25th, 2014

The relationship you have with your tenants ideally should be a good one, this will help to ensure that your properties are creating income for you. Tenants who are happy with their home and are living comfortably will be more inclined to stay on.  Here is are my four ways of keeping our tenants happy from the outset.

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Court Deposit Legislation in Turmoil – Be warned! Does a Periodic become a new tenancy?

November 18th, 2013

PIMS – Court Deposit Legislation in Turmoil – Be warned !

Major consequences are expected for the private rented industry with the latest Court of Appeal judgement that opens up landlords to legal action from tenants because of unwittingly breaking the law on tenancy deposit protection.
The case that the judgement was passed is “Superstrike V Rodrigues a Court of Appeal Ruling

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Should you use an agent?

November 18th, 2013
Recommendations from other landlords
  • Choose 3 agents in the local area and visit them all in person
  • Check their organisation skills – ask them to do three things. These can be quite small as posting terms & conditions, e-mailing you their contact details and confirming their tenancy deposit scheme. Check that they do this, if they don’t they haven’t noted your request or just haven’t done it – either way this displays poor organisation.
  • Don’t take them at face value – many people can talk a good game but don’t deliver.
  • They should be up to date with Lettings Legislation.
  • Your Agent should have Client Money Protection Insurance for should their business fail you will be an unsecured creditor and liable for losses such as Tenants Deposits not lawfully being held / protected.
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Student house shares for September 2013 – now released!

August 18th, 2013

We have now released some student house shares commencing bank holiday weekend, to move into ASAP.  All properties are of a very good standard.  Please telephone for further information and to book a viewing.

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