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A Landlord’s Winter Guide

A house covered in Snow

Winter comes around every year without fail. Once October slips into November and the shops start setting out their displays for Christmas, we can expect short days, long nights, and plenty of miserable weather.

To make matters worse, 50% of landlords don’t prepare their properties for winter. This usually leads to disgruntled tenants, property damage, and financial loss.

The good news is, with the right preparation, you and your tenants don’t need to be miserable when the Met Office predicts sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds. All it takes is a bit of essential winter maintenance and everyone can look forward to a happy festive season where the only things giving you a stonking headache are mulled wine and belligerent relatives.

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What is the Definition of a Professional Landlord?

Definition of professional landlord question marks

Experts say the definition of a professional landlord is someone who rents out a property for monetary gain. This would include a professional landlord with a property portfolio. Equally, it could also include a so-called ‘accidental landlord’ who lets out an inherited property or home while waiting for it to sell.

A professional landlord is someone who treats buy to let as a business; it is their main job.

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Should Landlords Boycott Big Brands This Christmas?

Christmas baubles

The Landlord Alliance group is calling on UK landlords to boycott big brands such as M&S and B&Q this Christmas. It says these companies are supporting homeless charity, Shelter, which targets landlords and accuses them of unfairly evicting tenants. The group says Shelter is creating the wrong impression of private landlords in the media.

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