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Landlord Insider
On the Landlord Insider blog, you’ll find some excellent resources for landlords of all sizes. From the latest landlord news, to professional advice, tips and guides for landlords, there’s something for everyone. Brought to you by the excellent team behind the Landlord Vision property management software.

Landlord Tenant Category

Can Tenants Change the Locks?

Man changing core of a door lock of the entrance glass door, close-up view with no face

Most tenants are not going to go to the trouble and expense of changing the locks in their rental home, but you should be aware that it can and does happen on occasion, especially in aggravated eviction cases. Before you blow your stack and head over to the property with two mates and a sledgehammer, read on to find out whether your tenant is justified in changing the locks, what you can do about it, and how you can recover your costs if the worst does happen.

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When can Landlords Legally Enter a Tenanted Property?

Man open the door

Conducting property inspections is an essential part of being a responsible and savvy landlord. Not only are you obliged to carry out repairs as and when they are needed but leaving a tenant to his or her own devices for umpteen years is a recipe for disaster. For one thing, they might not be taking good care of your investment, and for another, they could have illegally sub-let it to a bunch of strangers. However, even though you own the property, you don’t have an automatic right of access, except in a few specific circumstances.

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Long-Term Tenancies Versus Short-Term Lets

Wooden houses and magnifying glass long term vs short term lets concept.
A magnifying glass over model properties

No matter what type of buy to let property you’re looking to invest in, you need to decide whether you want long-term or short-term tenants. In some cases, it’s a no-brainer, but in other instances, it might not be so obvious.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at the pros and cons of long-term vs. short-term tenancies. If you are not sure which way to go, this should help you decide.

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