Frequently Asked Questions About Letting Property
I never get bored of being asked questions about letting property! Here are just a few of the questions most commonly asked by Landlords.
Piccolo Property outlines the importance of the Inventory & Schedule of Condition
Landlords continue to ask “Why do I need an inventory? The property is unfurnished – there is nothing in it”.
Do we really need ‘real’ letting agents in this internet age?
If you believed everything you heard from online letting agents you might think that ‘traditional’ agents are a dying breed. Here are just a few reasons why in our opinion, good ‘traditional’ agents are better than the online equivalent.
Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020
On the 1st July 2020, new regulations governing electrical safety in rental properties came into effect. From this date on, if you are renting out a property in England, any tenancy you create or renew will require an electrical safety inspection and a report on the condition of the property.
WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS
WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS! The Office in Wilton has now re-opened and we are very much open for business. All members of the team are set up to work either from home or in the office so you can contact us as normal.
COVID 19 & What Landlords Should Do If Tenants Can't Pay The Rent
Many landlords will be worried about the current COVID19 situation and how they will be impacted if their tenants lose their job and can’t afford to pay the rent.
Is your driveway just crying out for a new car?
It’s not just houses you can rent! Take a look at the pros and cons of leasing your next car.
The Tenant Fees Act - A Piccolo Perspective
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into effect on 1st June 2019 and across the country letting agents have had to madly update all their documents to ensure compliance with the new rules.
Expenses you can off-set against rental income
Expenses you can off-set against rental income need to follow the HMRC rules.
Landlord Legislation Checklist
As a landlord, it is important to understand that there are numerous pieces of legislation which cover the private rented sector. Here is a summary of just some of the legal requirements for renting out a property in the UK.
Should I put the rent up?
As a Landlord you may be wondering whether or not to increase the rent.
Tenancy Deposit Protection - A Binding Decision
On Monday 25 January 2010 PainSmith has a case appearing in the High Court which should provide the first binding decision on Tenancy Deposit Protection under the Housing Act 2004.