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In this three-minute read, we look at what can go wrong if you side-step tenant reference checks and wind up with a bad tenant.
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In this three-minute read, we look at ways landlords can prevent losing money in disputes about cleaning.
It’s not just couples who bicker over who did or didn’t scrub the bathroom; landlords and tenants can often find themselves at odds on the thorny issue of cleaning.
In fact, it’s the most common cause of landlord/tenant discord – 42% of end-of-tenancy disputes are about cleaning*.
Here are some tips for Bridgwater landlords on how to avoid losing money on cleaning disputes.
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In this three-minute read, we look at the benefits of building strong local connections.
The UK’s biggest annual get-together of neighbours – The Big Lunch – takes place this weekend and it’s a great excuse to connect or reconnect with people who live in your street.
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This three-minute read guides landlords to declaring their rental income in the best way possible.
If you rent out a property and receive a rental income from that, you must declare it. You have to pay tax on any profit. It doesn’t change your employment status to ‘self-employed’ though, as it’s considered an investment.
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The past year has been challenging for kids, so let’s make them feel special on National Children’s Day (NCD) on Sunday 16 May.
The lockdowns of the last year hit children particularly hard. While little ones often say they want to skip school, the reality is many find its structure reassuring. (Sadly, some also feel safer at school than they do at home.)