Hunters Landlord Newsletter




<strong>Two common mistakes – could a letting agent have prevented this landlord’s woe?</strong>

This edition's guest post comes from Landlord Action's Paul Shamplina who features on Channel 5's "Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords"
 
"Ten years ago, Ray Wilkins from Surrey bought a four-bedroom detached property in Addlestone as a buy-to-let investment. Living in nearby Surbiton, Mr Wilkins and his partner decided to manage the property themselves. This is where it all started going wrong."

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Breaking News: Bank of England raises interest rates to 0.75%

Today the Bank of England has raised interest rates to the highest point in almost a decade. The rate has risen by a quarter of a percentage point, from 0.5% to 0.75% - the highest level since March 2009. Several mortgages are on a variable or tracker rate so you need to make sure you are getting the best for your properties and investments.

Contact our Financial Services Partner Jordan for your completely free, no obligation mortgage review and you could reduce your current payments, increasing your monthly income. 07507 805 322 / Jordan.roundhill@what-life.co.uk.

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Are the electrics in your home or your tenant’s property safe?

Poor electrics cause more than 15,000 fires a year in England alone – which means that the fire service is attending 40+ domestic fires a day simply because the electrics aren’t safe.
 
Electrics go wrong in three main ways:
1. A supply or appliance fault;
2. Misuse of appliances or equipment;
3. Electrical items being too close to a heat source.
 
Kate Faulkner at Property Checklists recently released an article explaining how to keep your electrics safe and what are the main reasons they might fail in the first place. Read the full checklist here

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<span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-weight: bold;">New Renting and Letting Guides now available</span>

The latest government guides on letting and renting property have been released by the government. The four guides aim to provide guidance to tenants, landlords and leaseholders. 
 
The four titles are:
  • How to let
  • How to rent
  • How to rent a safe home
  • How to lease
 
You can find all of the guides on hunters.com  as well as the government's website to make sure you fully understand your responsibilities. 

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Hunters landlord portal live!

My Hunters Portal now available for landlords. The portal allows you as a landlord to follow the progress of your let and also keep track of those already tenanted.

Once logged in you can see your property viewings, key dates along with relevant documents. 

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