June 2018


In the past to get the most out of their investment many buy-to-let landlords chose to self-manage their properties, but with changes to the law and the regulations that govern rental properties self-managing is turning out to be a bit of a minefield these days. Now, I know that you’re probably thinking “You would say that – You’re a Letting Agent after all!”  That may well be the case, however, as a local agent I feel I have a duty to let those landlords who choose to self-manage know about the pitfalls of not doing things by the book.Fail to follow the rules and you can expect to face fines or even imprisonment, and in some cases failure to follow the regulations can prevent the eviction of a problem tenant.The majority of landlords cannot have an effective ‘hands on’ approach to managing their property due to lack of available time…