Deposit Deductions: What a Landlord Can and Can’t Claim for

Deposit Deductions: What a Landlord Can and Can’t Claim for When a tenancy ends, there’s often confusion – and sometimes disputes – over what a landlord can claim as a deposit deduction. So, let’s look at what’s reasonable to claim and how to avoid deposit disputes in the first place. A landlord can deduct funds […]

Preparing to Leave Your Rental: Moving-Out Guide for Tenants

Preparing to Leave Your Rental: Moving-Out Guide for Tenants As we all know, moving home can be a stressful business. But you can avoid a frantic panic on the big day by starting your end-of-tenancy preparations sooner rather than later. With a little bit of planning and forethought, you can streamline the process and avoid […]

Rental Red Flags: Warning Signs Landlords Should Look Out For

Rental Red Flags: Warning Signs Landlords Should Look Out For If you’re a landlord, you can probably think of nothing worse than your rental sitting empty. The prospect of covering the mortgage and utility bills in between tenancies may keep you awake at night. And there are security implications too: a lengthy void period may […]

Secure Your Rental: A Landlord’s Guide to Summer Safety

Secure Your Rental: A Landlord’s Guide to Summer Safety When summer arrives, the issue of property security becomes even more relevant for landlords. The summer months provide more opportunity for thieves to take advantage of longer days, open windows and doors, and vacant properties. As a landlord, you need to protect your investment, but it’s […]

Five Factors to Consider when Setting Rent

Five Factors to Consider when Setting Rent Setting the correct rental price for your property is essential to attract the best tenants and maximise the return on your investment. Too high, and you won’t get that all-important awareness and interest. Too low, and you’ll be out of pocket. Here are five key considerations every landlord […]

Moving in with a partner

What Couples Need to Know before Moving In Together If you are currently renting and talk between you and your partner has turned to living together, there are a few practical things you should know first. Here at Pennington, we pride ourselves on being as helpful as possible, but this isn’t about relationship advice but rather […]

What Keeps Landlords Awake at Night? The Number One Lettings Challenge Revealed

One issue, above all else, causes landlords sleepless nights. Can you guess what it is? Could it be maintenance and repairs? Or maybe it’s worrying about the rent being paid on time? If you answered one of the above, thanks for playing, but you’re mistaken. The biggest challenge landlords currently face is abiding by government […]

FAO Landlords: How to Weed Out Garden-Related Problems

Gardens can boost a rental property’s appeal, often making it more attractive to potential tenants – especially during May, as spring is here and summer is around the corner. But, as beneficial as they may be, gardens can also be a source of friction between landlords and tenants, particularly when it comes to maintenance responsibilities. […]

What Makes a Property a Good Investment?

There are five fundamentals to consider when thinking of buying a rental property. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or taking your first step into the rental property market, make sure you understand what makes a place a good investment. Here are five points to consider carefully: 1) Location, location, location The age-old mantra is as […]

Inherited a Rental Property? Here Are Your Options

If you’ve just inherited a rental property, then you may be wondering what your options are. While you won’t need to make any decisions on the spot (it usually takes many months to settle an estate), it’s good to start thinking about the issues you’ll have to address in time. The first is what you […]