Episode 13 – Landlord Life Hacks

You could learn everything there is to know about being a landlord the hard way, but we don’t recommend it. Doing so will cause unnecessary stress and it’ll definitely cost you money.

In this episode, we look at a range of issues and the right way to tackle them. We look at taking action before a problem has chance to develop and giving you the tools you need to endure and thrive in property rental.

Episode 12 – Landlord Tax – the issue that won’t go away

This episode will focus on landlord tax, on recent changes and on the measures you can take to protect your income. We are joined by an expert in the field, Graham Jennings from Kirk Rice, who has over 25 years’ experience acting for SME’s, providing accounting, audit, tax and business advice.

Episode 11 – Letting Fees ban, What’s our Response

Faced with a government determined to introduce a fees ban, what can we do to protect our industry? How can we recognise genuine tenant concerns and still manage the day-to-day realities of our own running costs?  This episode features ARLA Propertymark, Chief Executive, David Cox in conversation with Sim Sekhon, Managing Director, LegalforLandlords. They’ll be looking at the issue, exploring best practice for letting agents and talking about possible ways forward. 

Episode 10 – It’s time to pay for Christmas

There’s a huge number of people whose determination to enjoy Christmas means they don’t think about the consequences. They’ll worry about the money ‘next year’ hardly thinking that next year is just a few short weeks away. It’s no surprise that many landlords won’t see their rent payment when they should. So, what can you do? In this episode we’ll explain what to watch for and what you can do. We’ll also talk about the ways in which you can protect your rental income in future.

Episode 9 – Right-to-Rent Checks 10 months on

You need your eyes and ears wide open in this business. The rules on Right-to-Rent checks were, frankly, a bit confusing at the outset. Some parts of the country were involved while others waited to see the outcome of a trial period. But now, across England the checks are mandatory and failure to comply can result in a hefty fine. This episode helps you get to grips with what you need to do.

 

Episode 8 – So, the cheque’s in the post, is it? Legal Tips for Landlords

May we point out that you’re too old to believe in fairy tales. And let’s face it, ‘the cheque’s in the post’ ranks alongside ‘the dog ate my homework’. Your tenant might be buying time, but the chances are that they’re not going to win the lottery or find a money tree. Every month you delay taking action over a rent shortfall is another month that’s cost you money.

Episode 7 – Ignorance isn’t bliss, it’s the road to ruin

In this episode we’ll be taking a look at some startling facts and figures. We’re not trying to scare you, but we are hoping that you’ll sit up and take notice. The truth about the property rental sector might surprise you and we’re sure will be something of a wake-up call. Of course, once we’ve raised awareness of some very important issues, we’ll have lots of pointers to help you deal with them. 

Episode 6 – Rent Protection Insurance – why it should be on your priority list

“Everything’s fine. The tenant’s a decent bloke. I don’t need cover.”
Really? You can predict the future, can you? The truth is that no one can see what’s beyond the horizon. For every person who’s said they don’t need rent protection cover, we’ll show you the one who’s got burnt. The one whose words have changed from “Everything’s fine” to “I didn’t see it coming.” In this episode, we’ll be highlighting the benefits of rent-protection cover.

Episode 5 – Top tips for letting and managing your property

In this episode we’ll be introducing some great ideas that you’ll find very useful if you let or manage a property. They’re our Top Tips – all relevant and all up to date – and we’re sure you’ll find them useful. We all know how costly mistakes can be and a few hints to help you in the right direction could prove invaluable.

Episode 4 – Problem tenants – the signs and the steps you need to take

When you’re dealing with tenants, it’s always worth remembering that their circumstances can change overnight. Knowing what to look out for – the clues that hint at future problems – can save you a whole heap of trouble down the line. Once you’ve seen the signs, you’re in a great position to take action. But what should you be looking out for? And, when you’ve seen it, what’s the best thing to do?

Episode 3 – Deposits and Prescribed Information – Protect the tenant, protect yourself.

In this episode we cover the ways of looking after someone else’s money and exploring the problems you might face, further down the line, if you get things wrong. Believe us, you don’t want to underestimate the costs and legal implications of making a mistake.

Episode 2 – Deregulation Act 2015

If you ever feel swamped by changing rules and regulations, we’re here to help. We’re continuing our series of podcasts with a look at the Deregulation Act 2015 which has plenty of serious implications for landlords and agents. We know that the law can be a bit ‘dry’, but we pull the key facts out of the legal jargon and cover the things you need to do now and going over some potential pitfalls that could prove costly if you’re not up to speed.

Episode 1 – Rent Arrears & Right to Rent

This podcast focuses on two critical issues: rent arrears and how to deal with them, always an issue when people have spent up over the festive period, and the changes required to cope with the Right to Rent checks due to come into force from 1 February.