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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.

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A Guide to Credit Reference Checks for Landlords

A credit reference check is where an individual’s credit history is checked. This usually gives an indication of whether the individual can afford to take on new debts. If you’ve ever applied for a loan, a contract phone or a mortgage, chances are you’ll have had credit reference checks carried out on you. If you’re a landlord though, you should also be carrying out these checks on your tenants.  

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Landlord Responsibilities Fire Safety

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Landlords have a responsibility to ensure their properties are safe for tenants. This includes paying close attention to fire safety. Unlike gas safety or electrical safety, there isn’t a certificate you can obtain that shows unequivocally that your property is safe for tenants, but there are certain things you must do, some of which are mandatory.

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A Guide to Different Types of Tenancy

A tenancy agreement is a contract between the landlord and the tenant. It sets out in writing all the terms and conditions of the tenancy. This includes how long the tenancy will last, how much rent the landlord expects the tenant to pay, and when these payments are due. Like any other contract, it is legally binding, and if either party breaches the contract, there are consequences. 

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What Landlords Need to Know About Electrical Safety

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Until recently there haven’t been any laws or guidelines regulating electric installations in rental properties. Landlords have been able to deal with problems as and when they arise. Recently, however, more focus has been put on to tenant safety and landlords are now expected to keep the electric installations in their properties safe.

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