TO HAVE OR NOT TO HAVE A LETTING AGENT KINGS LETTINGS

TO HAVE OR NOT TO HAVE A LETTING AGENT? KINGS LETTINGS

It could be tempting to believe that renting and managing a property on your own, without employing the services of a specialist Letting Agent, would save you money - and while this could be the case at the beginning, in the long term this could prove to be a very unwise decision and actually lose money in the long run. Not to mention the stress of managing the property, the steep learning curve and the...

THE RENTERS REFORM BILL & WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU

THE RENTERS REFORM BILL & WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU

The Renters Reform Bill was announced on 16th of June and it promises a generational change that will create a farer, safer position between Landlords and an estimated 4.4 million private rented Tenants. The Government announced the Renters Reform Bill in the Queen’s Speech December 2019 and aims to turn the bill into law by 2022. Now that we are deep into 2022 itself - let’s explore what this may...

RENT PROTECTION AND LEGAL EXPENSES INSURANCE

RENT PROTECTION AND LEGAL EXPENSES INSURANCE

Whether you’re new to the property investment game or a well seasoned landlord looking to scale up your business, you need to protect your income. Even the most reliable tenants can fall into unexpected circumstances that prevent them from being able to afford their rent, which is why rent protection and legal expenses insurance should be at the forefront of your mind when preparing a property to...

HOW LANDLORDS CAN HELP THEIR TENANTS DURING THE ‘COST OF LIVING’ CRISIS

HOW LANDLORDS CAN HELP THEIR TENANTS DURING THE ‘COST OF LIVING’ CRISIS

The cost of living is sharply on the rise and the impact of inflation is already causing significant budgetary strain for tenants and landlords alike. As a landlord, you may be wondering how you can look out for your tenant’s wellbeing through this uncertain period in time. Kings Lettings have collated a list of things you can do to prevent occupants of your rental properties from falling into...

LANDLORD TAX ON PROPERTY INVESTMENT EXPLAINED

LANDLORD TAX ON PROPERTY INVESTMENT EXPLAINED

Tax surrounding property ownership can seem complicated if you are a first time landlord, but it is important to understand which tax bracket you sit in, how much of your rental income is taxable, and which costs are considered as ‘allowable expenses’. As experienced lettings agents, Kings Lettings want to make being a landlord as simple as possible which is why we’ve explained the...

SAFETY REGULATIONS FOR LANDLORDS

SAFETY REGULATIONS FOR LANDLORDS

If you rent out a property, you have a legal responsibility to ensure your tenants are safe in their home. Fire damage, gas leaks and burglaries can cause irreparable damage but compliance with safety regulations can easily prevent this. That’s why Kings Lettings have created this guide for landlords that tells you exactly how to protect your tenants while they occupy your rental...

WHAT IS LANDLORD INSURANCE

WHAT IS LANDLORD INSURANCE?

When making the decision to become a landlord, landlord insurance should be one of the very first things you consider to ensure your investment is protected. Kings Lettings want to make sure you’re fully conscious of what landlord insurance is, whether you need it and what it covers. That’s why we’ve answered all of your questions about how to legally protect your rental income. WHAT IS...

5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT

5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT

Statistics have shown that demand for energy efficient properties has skyrocketed in the past decade, and with living costs on the rise, this is only set to increase. Having an energy efficient property can increase rental value, lead to cheaper running costs and reduce tenant turnover which leads to stable, long-term rental income. Kings Lettings want to show you how. THE MINIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY...

WHAT IS CLIENT MONEY PROTECTION (CMP)

WHAT IS CLIENT MONEY PROTECTION (CMP)?

Client Money Protection has been a legal requirement for lettings agencies since 2019. Previously, it had merely been a recommendation. Here at Kings Lettings, we have created an article that explains what Client Money Protection is, how it protects the assets of landlords and tenants, and how you can ensure your money is fully protected. WHAT IS CLIENT MONEY PROTECTION? Lettings Agents in...

HOW TO BOOST KERB APPEAL

HOW TO BOOST KERB APPEAL

Kerb appeal refers to the attractiveness of a property’s exterior and can be vital in securing a tenant. First impressions count, and basic signs of property neglect like cracked windows, missing roof tiles and an unkempt front garden can put a prospective tenant off trusting you as their landlord. Kings Lettings wants to show you how easy adding curb appeal can be by compiling a list of some of...

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