What it means when you serve an eviction notice

July 3rd, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market No Comments »

 

The life of a landlord is not just collecting the rent at the end of every month with no problems. Sometimes you can run into difficulties with your tenants that are unresolvable and you are faced with having to serve them an eviction notice. There are many rules that you must follow as a landlord to avoid being accused of an illegal eviction or harassment. The last thing you want is to step out of line and have to deal with a legal battle. Let us help you reclaim your property within the rules of the law.

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How to deal with landlord harassment

November 24th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market No Comments »

Sometimes relationships go wrong. Whether it is a personal relationship, a friendship or a communication breakdown with your landlord, a sour relationship can be very stressful to deal with. As a tenant you need to know what your rights are when dealing with harassment from your landlord. There are a series of hoops you have to jump through and processes you have to follow to make sure you deal with landlord harassment correctly. Below you will find some of the top tips for coping with this situation.

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Tenants installing items in home without permission

October 9th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market No Comments »

When you own a property, you have tenants and you have clearly outlined the ‘rules’ in a tenancy agreement with them, it can be very frustrating when they decide to install items in your home without your permission. Depending on what they decide to install, it can wind up costing you money later if you don’t address the problem when it arises. Here are some top tips to dealing with this type of situation.

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How to increase the rent on your property

August 27th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market No Comments »

It is understandable that over time the rent on your property may need to be increased. With the rise in property prices and inflation, you may have to increase the price of your home even if you have had the same tenants for years. This news can be difficult for any tenant to swallow and it is very important that you follow the rules to ensure a smooth transition to the higher rate. This blog gives you some advice on the steps to take to increase the rent on your property/ies.

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The Pros and Cons of House Swaps

March 12th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Market, Rental Market No Comments »

In this day and age people are getting very creative with ways to save money, especially when it comes to extra luxuries like a holiday. Many people consider ‘House Swapping’ with other people in their chosen destination as the experience can cut the costs of accommodation from your holiday. Such agreements come with many positive and negatives that you need to be aware of before you embark on such an adventure. Read on to see what the pros and cons are of house swaps.

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How to conduct gas safety check in your home

March 6th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Maintenace, Rental Market No Comments »

Gas can pose a serious threat to any home and it is vital that you conduct regular checks on your gas appliances to ensure they are working correctly. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause serious harm or can even be fatal to you and your family. By ensuring to check your home sufficiently each year you can potentially avoid a serious risk to those in your home.

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Should I Manage My Property or Hire a Manager?

February 24th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market No Comments »

Looking after your property when you don’t actually live in the building can be time-consuming and difficult, especially when you don’t live near the home. Whether you have a beachside home in Cornwall or a townhouse in a city centre that is rented out to businessmen visiting for long term leases, you need to set up a way for the home to be managed. Making the choice as to whether you have the time to commit to managing your home or whether you want to hire a company to do it for you usually comes down to money.

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Top 5 property websites; buying or selling or earning extra income

January 13th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Rental Market, Selling Property No Comments »

Selling your home or buying a new home can be a difficult task to face and sometimes we feel like we need all the help we can get. Lucky for us, the Internet was invented and now we have a multitude of websites available to guide us in the right direction with advice, property and statistics.

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Selling or renting? 13 things that put off buyers and tenants

September 6th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Rental Market, Selling Property No Comments »

If you’re thinking of renting or selling your home, remember first impressions count! You’ll want to get the best price, so putting some time and effort in first could really pay for itself.

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Checklist for new tenants. Act now to protect yourself when you leave.

August 19th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market No Comments »

When you move into your new apartment or house you need to make sure you protect yourself from the beginning to avoid additional charges later when you decide to move on. By following some of the guidelines below you will avoid losing your deposit for previous damage to the property when you leave and will avoid paying for updates that are the responsibility of the landlord.

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Getting an Accurate Property Valuation

April 10th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Rental Market, Selling Property No Comments »

To determine the potential sale price of your property in the current marketplace, you will need to get an accurate valuation. Property valuations can be complex and difficult as there are various elements that have to be taken into account to be able to set an accurate value. It is important that if selling your property, the valuation is accurate as this may affect the length of time your property is on the market for. Finding the right valuation isn’t necessarily about finding the highest valuation.

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