The New Landlord's Guide to Success The New Landlord's Guide to Success

Welcome to our tell-all manual for anyone looking to rent out their properties. Packed with how-tos, advice and analysis to help you tackle your tax expenses, find the right tenant and much more.

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1

Your responsibilities

From 'right to rent' checks and local licencing, to maintenance and safety regulations, we run through everything you should be aware of that falls under your responsibility as the landlord of a property.

2

Your rights

As a landlord, you can expect to be paid your rent and have access to inspect your property (as long as you follow certain rules and processes). We let you know about all the main rights enjoyed by landlord in the UK.

3

Finding the right tenant

One of the most important elements of protecting your investment in your property is finding the right tenants to let to. We break down what to look for and how to check if your prospective tenants are a good match for your property.

4

Deposit protection schemes

Taking a deposit from a tenant is a normal part of renting out a property but there are several important steps you have to go through to ensure you are acting entirely legally.

5

Inspecting your property

There are rules and regulations surrounding how you can inspect your property. We let you know the ins and outs of how to access your home and provide a checklist for your inspection.

6

End of tenancy cleaning

Keeping your property clean and in a good state of repair between tenancies is crucial to preserving your long-term investment. We share the ins and outs of how to best ensure your property is kept clean.

7

Landlords' tax expenses

As a private landlord, you'll have to declare all your income from rent to HMRC in a self-assessment tax return each year. Here, you can learn about all the expenses you can claim to reduce your overall tax bill.

8

Landlord insurance

Your property is likely to be your most valuable asset, so there's point risking its value unnecessarily. We give you the lowdown on how our landlord insurance policies can protect you and your home.

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