Keeping up with constantly changing letting regulations is a definite challenge, particularly If you're a first time buy-to-let landlord. Understanding your obligations to mortgage lenders, local authorities and tenants can be as complex as it is vital.
That's why the Which? list of changes made in the past year is so welcome - from mortgage tax relief adjustments, to the continuing impact of stamp duty changes.
While it's more crucial than ever to research your market, do the maths and take legal advice, Dexters can testify to the ongoing success of landlord/tenant matches in a range of rental property in central London.
We've commented only recently on our commitment to providing a transparent lettings service, with a dedication to finding the best possible tenant for every landlord at its heart. We're regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, members of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents and also comply with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and the Property Ombudsman. So we're better qualified than anyone to help you fulfil your own obligations.
While it’s an uncertain time, property can still be a good investment in some instances – but you’ll need to get your head around the various new regulations and legal requirements. Here are a dozen things you need to be aware of as a landlord in today’s market.