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We’re a mine of useful information, handy hints and practical tips for owners of Cotswolds properties. Why not profit from our experience and take a look at the helpful articles and guides we’ve put together especially for those with properties to let in the Cotswolds?

The Cotswolds – the perfect rental investment location

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Why invest in the Cotswolds… If you’ve decided to become a landlord but are still debating the location, read on. As experts in the local property market we want to share with you why we think the Cotswolds are the  perfect rental investment location. We see a lot of tenants wanting to escape the hustle […]

Top 5 Tips for Landlords in the Cotswolds

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How to Ensure Your Property Appeals to Tenants Are you considering investing in a buy to let property or wondering if your current home could work as a rental? We always suggest you put yourself in your prospective tenants shoes before you even start looking for a property. Knowing the type of tenant you want […]

Tax implications – Landlords

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1) How do I pay the income tax? You will need to register with HMRC so you are issued with a tax return and to pay the income tax. You will be required to let HMRC know that you have rental income. You usually have until 6 October following the end of the tax year […]

Right to Rent – Tenant

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What does Right to Rent mean for me as a tenant? Right to Rent was introduced under the Immigration Act 2014 and it is really important for both tenants and landlords to understand the implications of this act. It places restrictions on illegal immigrants accessing rented accommodation in England by making all adult occupants prove […]

Right to rent – Landlord

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What does this mean to me as a Landlord? What is a Right to Rent check? This is when a prospective adult occupant of a rental property shows their identity documents in person to a landlord or letting agent. This is a similar checking process to presenting your passport (and visa) to a border control […]

Gas Safety Certificate

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A compulsory test proving that gas appliances and supply points in the property are safe. GSCs must be renewed every 12 months by a registered engineer who will check the flue and appliance. Also, remember to give your tenants a copy of the new GSC within 28 days of the check. Ask us to help […]

FAQs

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1 Will my tenant arrange an end of tenancy clean? Your tenants are required to leave the property in the same condition as noted in the inventory check-in at the start of the tenancy. 2 Do I need to attend the check-out? You do not need to be present for a check-out, however you might […]

Energy Performance Certificate

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An EPC is a compulsory review of how energy efficient a property is. It is a legal requirement for landlords to have a valid EPC in place with a minimum band E rating before the property is advertised for let. An EPC measures the energy efficiency of a property using a scale of A-G and […]

EICR and PAT testing

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An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) assesses the safety of the existing electrical installation within a property and describes its condition. The assessment will cover consumer units (fuse boards), protective bonding, lighting, switches, sockets etc. All rental properties need an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) with a rating of ‘satisfactory’. If the outcome is ‘unsatisfactory’ […]

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