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First time landlord guide

This guide is aimed at those who are first time landlords or considering becoming a buy to let landlord; but could also prove useful for landlords with previous experience. Either follow section by section, or choose the section that is most relevant to you. When you are thinking of becoming a buy to let landlord it is a good idea to do some research first so that you understand what will be involved, have read relevant legislation, and understand the extent of your legal responsibilities. 


Step 1

Costs versus potential return

Consider the expenses in buying a property and getting it ready to rent, vs potential income. Also included is a detailed breakdown of the day to day costs involved in being a landlord.

Step 2

Legal responsibilities

As a landlord you have a number of responsibilities in law. In this section we cover each individual responsibility inc deposits, access to the property, and health and safety.

Step 3

Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)

There are some different rules for houses in multiple occupancy. Read about the regulations of a HMO.

Step 4

Decorating and furnishing your rental

Decorating and furnishing your rental well can make the difference between a rented and an empty property. Learn the essentials of decorating and furnishing your rental.

Step 5

Preparing for your tenants to move in

A checklist of what you need to have ready for move in day, and what to do on the day of the move.

Step 5

Preparing for your tenants to move in

 A checklist of what you need to have ready for move in day, and what to do on the day of the move.