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Tips for Landlords

An interesting and informative series of short articles providing expert opinion, commentary and advice on letting a property.

    Friday, 26 April 2019 - 10:04am
      Property landlords have a responsibility to ensure homes are safe for tenants. Nearly all the things on the checklist are widely known and understood – but have you thought about the risk of Legionella? The chances of catching Legionella are pretty...
    Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - 11:11am
    Landlords have been hit time and again over the past couple of years, with stamp duty rises and the scrapping of mortgage interest relief - just two of the high profile initiatives introduced by the government which have resulted in a fall in yields for...
    Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 10:53am
    Calling all property landlords: Are you aware of the new Fitness for Human Habitation legislation? The new law, which came into effect on March 20th, 2019, means landlords must now ensure property is fit for tenants when they move into property and for...
    Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 12:23pm
    For a landlord, getting the right tenant is almost as important as getting the right property - and getting the wrong tenant can prove to be a costly mistake, in all sorts of ways.   Asking the right kinds of questions when interviewing potential tenants...
    Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 12:54pm
    If you're a first-time landlord, there are lots of things to consider before making your property available for rent. One of the most common questions we get asked is whether a landlord should allow their tenants to have pets. The honest answer is that...
    Monday, 11 February 2019 - 4:27pm
    Lettings agents and property landlords are facing unprecedented levels of change at the moment, making it all the more important to keep fully updated on the many rules and regulations and how they affect you. Dawn Clarke, property management and...
    Thursday, 7 February 2019 - 10:05am
    Which is the best lettings agent in Kidderminster and Worcestershire? It’s a matter of opinion, of course, but one key factor that landlords look for is how many potential tenants are viewing their properties. And the latest figures, according to...
    Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 4:59pm
    New legislation to ban letting agents and landlords from charging tenant fees could lead to an increase in rents, according to property experts here at Nock Deighton. The Government has now confirmed that the Tenant Fees Bill will come into force on...
    Wednesday, 9 January 2019 - 10:33am
    As we come into the season where snow is starting to be forecast, we advise our landlords to get their winter preparations in place.   For landlords, severe winter weather can pose major challenges when trying to deal with urgent maintenance issues...
    Friday, 30 November 2018 - 1:38pm
    Here at Nock Deighton we know how valuable floor plans are when it comes to letting property - so we have decided to incorporate this information for all rental properties as standard. Floor plans are being increasingly recognised as a vital aid for...

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