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Under the Immigration Act 2014, as a landlord you have a responsibility to ensure that all tenants and adult occupants of rented property have the right to rent. At My Property People we can do this for you for free when you use our property viewings service or if you prefer to do it yourself follow our checklist to ensure that you are compliant with the legislation. Right to Rent. Click here for more information about our...

If photographs and detailed marketing particulars are the hook and line…. then the property viewing is the sinker!  Make no mistake, it’s the viewing that seals the deal. As a Landlord, you may not always share the perspective of a prospective tenant, and as such may not always ‘sell’ your own property as well as you might think to a would be tenant.  It’s also fairly likely that whilst a prospective tenant views your property, you’re probably...

If you are a landlord, in order to comply with the law, you need to be carrying out Legionella Assessments. Legionella bacteria are found in natural bodies of water, as well as water systems. It can cause Legionnaires disease, which is a serious form of pneumonia. As a landlord, it is important for you to ensure all health & safety measures are in check and up-to-date for the protection of the tenant and the landlord. Legionella Assessments....

We are delighted to announce that My Property People has joined the Property Redress Scheme [PRS].   Whilst  all property agents that carry out estate, lettings and property management work, as defined by legislation, must join a government authorised consumer redress scheme, it is increasingly becoming an essential scheme for any organisation involved in property services who wishes to be held to a higher standard and offer consumers a truly transparent and responsible service. We, like many who operate within...

Without a doubt, pets in rented accommodation must be one of the most contentious of all subjects for landlords and tenants alike! I know, the connotations are rarely positive; vicious dogs that won’t allow any periodic inspections or contractor access; cats and dogs that mess wherever they like inside or out of the house; clawed and chewed carpets, furniture, fixtures and fittings… the list goes on. But you know, there is a reason why they say pets are...

It is fair to say that almost all people involved in the letting of property, whether via agents or self-management, have come to recognise the importance of Inventories, Check-In’s and Check-Outs.  Not least of all since the advent of the Tenancy Deposit Schemes.  It is after all common sense, and it provides a safety net for arbitration and reference for both landlord and tenant where a dispute might occur. If done thoroughly, Inventory Management often prevents disputes...

We wrote about the Housing and Planning Bill last month but it has subsequently received Royal assent and is now officially the Housing and Planning Act 2016. All kinds of secondary legislation will need to be passed before it is in force, which incidentally is expected to be April 2017. So no need to fret just yet! A warning however, the delay in the enforcement of the Act, could lead to further legislative changes. The Act has...