17 Dec, 2019
On 1st June 2019 a new law was passed banning a number of upfront charges raised against renters - but in some areas, this unscrupulous practice has continued.
9 Oct, 2019
Whether you are using an agent to find a tenant for your property all going it alone it's a lovely gesture to leave a note for the new tenant with some handy tips, advice and a few friendly words.
1 Aug, 2019
For whatever reason, sometimes a tenant can’t or simply won’t pay the rent...
18 Jun, 2019
Becoming a landlord for the first time can be quite complex with many different points to remember and new responsibilities...
24 Apr, 2019
There are more and more people renting property in the UK for the long term whilst they struggle to get the money together for a deposit...
8 Apr, 2019
Britain is the land of pet lovers; in fact 48% of the population owns a pet and one in five households has a pet.
8 Aug, 2018
If you’ve been looking to rent a property anytime in the last few years you probably know just how tricky it can be...
17 Apr, 2018
It gets quite frustrating when you don’t get viewings for your property. The typical trend shows that the initial few days on the market you might get a flurry of viewings for your property. However...
13 Apr, 2018
Let’s face it, whilst moving home can be exciting, it can also be full of lows as well as highs...
22 Mar, 2018
The letting agent fee ban when implemented will be a big relief to millions of tenants as it will bring an end to the upfront fees which they had to pay to agents when renting a property. However...
16 Feb, 2018
Landlords grow rich in their sleep – John Stuart Mill
30 Jan, 2018
Although finding the right tenant for your property is something that shouldn't be hurried, at Robert Luff & Co, we are always keen to let to the right person as quickly as possible, we're very much aware that a few days delay here and there can cost a landlord a lot of money.
30 Jan, 2018
There are a number of things as a potential tenant that you can do to speed up the process and increase the chances of things going through without a hitch.
12 Sep, 2017
Although we do all we can to assist movers, it can still be a daunting prospect for some with lots of paperwork to look at and checks that need to be made.
9 Aug, 2017
With more and more legislation being brought in by the government landlords have to be savvier with their property investment.
8 Aug, 2017
It appears that the government intends to push ahead with the proposal to forbid all letting agents from making any charge to a tenant for what are usually referred to as ‘admin’ or ‘referencing’.
17 Jul, 2017
Research from the latest English Housing Survey (EHS) shows that around 20% of the population are now private renters.
There can be some great advantages to renting over owning a house. Here are some of our thoughts why...
14 Jul, 2017
Keeping a tenant happy is well worth the investment as continuously replacing tenants can be costly. Letting agent fees, periods of vacancy, inventory checking, deep house cleaning, check in and out costs and admin fees all add up to a cost that will have you baulking.
23 May, 2017
A recent survey carried out by property rental experts HomeLet which surveyed tenants for their views on the rental sector received a total of 20,000+ responses and a few answers that weren’t expected.
20 Apr, 2017
Like every other letting agent, we currently charge an administration fee to incoming tenants which covers the significant cost of referencing, preparation of documents, credit checks and everything else required before a tenant moves in.
9 Mar, 2017
It's been more than a month since the Housing White Paper was published and the widely anticipated letting fees ban still has no date set in stone. Introduced during last year's autumn statement the initial reaction.
16 Feb, 2017
When renting a property many landlords require that you give them a deposit. This is often 4-6 weeks’ rent - which can amount to over £1,000.
Not many people have this kind of cash spare so knowing that your deposit is safe and that you will get it back at the end of your tenancy is important.