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Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Pros And Cons Of Renting To Tenants With Pets

As a landlord you will have had to make some decisions with regard to who your target market is that you wish to let out your investment property to. For instance, you may have purchased a large four bedroomed terraced property close to a university to appeal to students, you may have bought a one bedroomed flat in a prime location with a view to renting to a professional couple or you could have invested in a three bedroomed detached house to let out to a family. One of the things that you, as a landlord, will also need to consider and make a decision about is whether you are prepared to allow the tenants to have a pet such as a dog living in the property. In deciding, you should bear in mind that there are reasons for and against renting to tenants with pets. For instance, if you are looking to let out a family home then you will find that some interested families will be pet owners with the favourites being dogs and/or cats. By agreeing to accept such pets under the tenancy agreement, you are increasing the number of potential tenants and you could also possibly…

Proposals In Immigration Bill Would Impact On Some Landlords

As you are no doubt aware, especially following the recent and ongoing publicity of illegal immigrants trying to gain access to the UK, there is a huge focus on stopping such people coming into the country. However, what you may not yet know about is the proposals contained in the new Immigration Bill that, if approved could impact on you as a landlord. This new bill would require landlords to evict illegal immigrants from their rented properties. It would not always be necessary to obtain a court order to do so which is what is required at the moment. In addition, landlords would also have to make sure that a potential new tenant has the required papers permitting them to reside in the UK. The later procedure has been trialed successfully in parts of the West Midlands since August 2014. The Immigration Bill would make it a new criminal offence if such prospective tenants were not closely vetted by landlords to make sure that they have the required paperwork confirming that they are allowed to remain in this country. Also, if it were decided that a tenant must leave the UK because they should not be in this country and…

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