The Big Guide to Being a Landlord

Welcome to our tell-all manual for anyone looking to rent out their properties – from second-homers to thriving portfolios.

Packed with how-tos, advice and analysis, you'll learn how to be a responsible landlord, tackle your tax expenses, understand the changing landscape of rental regulations and much more.

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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

Inspecting your property

As mentioned above, 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.

4

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.

5

Changes in regulations

The world of rental properties is constantly changing. We let you know about some of the most important proposed upcoming changes to the law that could affect you as a landlord.

6

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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