Landlord Newsletter August 2015

Welcome to the Hunters Landlord Newsletter,

Our newsletter will bring you relevant information to make sure you're at the top of your game. In this edition we would like to invite you to our Buy-to-Let investor information evening, a reminder about the new legislation for landlords to fit smoke detectors and Co2 alarms and some information on rent arrears. 

We hope you enjoy the read!

Your invitation to the Buy-to-Let investor information evening

We are delighted to invite you to York Racecourse on 9th September for a Buy-to-Let Information Evening for landlords and investors.

This is followed by the Hunters Property Auction which starts at 6pm.

Our dedicated and trained investment experts will be on hand from 4pm to offer free advice on how to grow, or start, your property portfolio and how to get the best out of your property investment.

We can also offer free advice on
. Fully Managed Services for professional and corporate tenants
. Tenant Find Services
. Finance solutions via the Mortgage Advice Bureau

Hunters is one of the UK's largest estate agency businesses and we have access to a large database of properties from our network of over 150 independently owned branches throughout the country.

Please RSVP to Maryam Bham on 0113 2182436 or by email

We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you there.

Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms

From the 1st October 2015 new legislation is coming into force whereby landlords must provide all residential properties with a fitted smoke detector on each storey and also fit a carbon monoxide alarm in rooms with gas appliances and/or a solid flue. Landlords must ensure all safety alarms are tested at the start of a new tenancy granted after this date and failure to do so could result in fines of up to &5000.00. Although these new regulations do not apply to any existing periodic tenancies it would be best practice to install them as soon as possible.

Local fire and rescue services are distributing FREE alarms to encourage landlords to meet their safety obligations so why not get in touch with them now?! Alternatively please contact your local agent who can assist with providing information/costs/installation of the safety alarms, click here to locate your closest Hunters branch.

For further information please click here. 

Rent arrears – What would you do?

Rent arrears are always a big concern for Landlords when renting out your property and the Accounts Department at Hunters work hard to ensure your tenants are making prompt payments. We are very proud of the fact that as a company Hunters rent arrears as of 1st May 2015 were just 0.83% on the total rent roll.

If you have concerns about your Tenant falling into rent arrears Hunters can offer a Rent Recovery product which would pay out on non-receipt of 2 months’ rent and covers all legal fees.

Please contact your local branch for terms and more details, click here to find out where your closest branch is.