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This is a bad idea ...

“Ban on letting agent tenant fees” 

 

Landlords hit as Chancellor shifts letting agent charges away from tenants

  Despite the housing minister MP Gavin Barwell saying in September that it was a “bad idea” it was confirmed in the Chancellor’s, MP Phillip Hammond’s Autumn Statement of 23rd November that letting agents’ fees levied on tenants will be banned *as soon as possible. Read More»

How to avoid a £3,000 mistake!

Do you know IF your tenant has the right to rent your property?

‘Right to Rent’ legislation (part of the new Immigration Act 2014) started on 1st February 2016 – and getting it wrong could cost landlords up to £3,000 per tenant in fines. Read More»

Are you giving the taxman too much of your income from your investment property?

Are you giving the taxman too much of your income from your investment property?

Do you know 51 ways to save property taxes? Read More»

Landlords: What does the brand say about your Letting Agent?

Caroline Kempster, co-founder of The Letting People discusses the importance of branding at a recent 4N Networking 4Sight event in Leamington Spa. Read More»

Our 5 top tips for keeping your gardens (and your tenant...) low-maintenance!

A garden can be a real selling point for tenants who look forward to a summer weekend eating al fresco, or seeing their children playing outside. Read More»

The savvy landlord’s six secret tips to selecting and using a letting agent wisely

When selecting a letting agent the savvy landlord goes straight to a specialist.  In the same way that you would go to a dentist if you had toothache or an optician if you needed an eye test, there are times when you really need to find a lettings specialist! Read More»

The Letting People advise landlords whether to furnish or not to furnish

"Many professional tenants, on their first move away from home or student accommodation, may not have enough spare money to buy their own furnishings"
At this time of year, university students are moving into their new accommodation, and expecting to find a prescribed list of furnishings supplied by the landlord in each bedroom - bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, etc. Read More»

Jill Wall - a landlord with a passion for design

In this Landlord Spotlight, we are delighted to feature Jill Wall – our once first-time landlord now turned investment property developer. Read More»

The perfect partners - Makeover and Fee Free Services from The Letting People

With the landlord’s permission and the help of our local trade contractors we carry out many property Makeover services - including sourcing great bargains on fixtures, fittings, and furnishings. Read More»

Lets with Pets - is it a dog's life?

The Letting People are proud to be supporters of the Dogs Trust’s ‘Lets with Pets’ scheme. Read More»

Striking the right kind of deal

 We have recently had some interesting deals on new tenancies.  Many prospective tenants and some new landlords, are often surprised that we suggest a negotiation on the rental in order to secure a reasonable deal for both parties. Read More»

Sprucing-up for new tenancies

We have often found that, after a few years of tenancies in a property, quite a few of the walls and woodwork need repair and repainting, carpets start to get worn and therefore more difficult for the tenants to keep clean, and sometimes even the outside of the property starts to look a bit neglected. Read More»

Speeding up the letting process

As every prospective landlord and tenant probably finds, patience is a great virtue unless you’re keen to get moving. Read More»

To furnish or not to furnish? That is the question

Many tenants enjoy choosing the furniture for their new tenancy and want to make a rented house their home. Read More»

  I wanted to let out my flat and I was recommended the Letting People by a good friend who had used them as a tenant for several years and had always been impressed by their friendly but business-like approach.
I found them excellent to deal with and they explained everything to me very well as I was new to letting. I am now on my second set of tenants but more than happy to stick with the Letting People and would recommend them anybody else in my position. Leamington Spa Landlord
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