Category: Being a Landlord

Property Inventory – Don’t Underestimate It

It is a standard procedure for landlords and letting agents to require a deposit from tenants before they move in and with the tenancy deposit schemes in operation, it is more important than ever to have a comprehensive property inventory and accurate schedule of condition in place. Everyone should have one A detailed property inventory...

Help Needed for Assistance Dogs in Rental Homes

Finding your ideal rented home can be a struggle in many parts of Scotland. However add into the mix an assistance dog and you can only start to imagine the difficulty that people who are hard of hearing, blind or partially sighted face when trying to find a home. Equality Act 2010 Time and again,...

Turtle Recoil

Occasionally when a property is returned at the end of tenancy, a landlord or new tenant can smell more than a rat. From unexpected turtles sending viewers running for the door to deliberately maggot infested walls, the issue of unwanted odour in rental properties can significantly impact. Something fishy around ‘ere A landlord who evicted...

“No DSS” – Whose Choice is it Anyway: Banks or Landlord’s?

It is a well-known fact that tenants on benefits find it more difficult to secure a rental property than those who are not. Often the accusing finger is pointed at the landlord. However, there are significant underlying factors that make it difficult for landlords to rent their properties to those on benefits. It’s not necessarily a...

Things Everyday Folk Leave Behind

The Wombles of Wimbledon Common aren’t the only collectors of things left behind it would seem. According to a poll, 89% of landlords and letting agents claim tenants ‘always’ leave something undesirable behind when vacating a rental property. Furniture, small kitchen appliances, food, clothing, shoes, books etc. don’t surprise anyone anymore but can landlords and agents...