Top 10 Tips for Being a Successful Landlord

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Being a landlord can be a rewarding experience, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. To be successful, it’s important to be prepared and knowledgeable about the ins and outs of property management.

Here are 10 tips to help you navigate the world of landlording:

  1. Know the law:

It’s essential to understand your local and state landlord-tenant laws. These laws govern everything from tenant screening and lease agreements to repairs and evictions. Familiarity with the law will help you avoid legal trouble and maintain a positive relationship with your tenants.

  1. Screen your tenants carefully:

Taking the time to properly screen potential tenants is one of the best investments you can make as a landlord. A thorough background check can help you identify applicants who are likely to be good tenants and pay their rent on time. Here at Harringtons Lettings we do not carry out any referencing or credit checks on tenants. Our only requirement as an agency is that all tenants can provide a UK homeowner guarantor. If you wish to have a valuation of your property please call Beth Roberts on 01273 724000 or click here.

  1. Create a clear and concise lease agreement:

Your lease agreement should outline the rights and responsibilities of both you and your tenants. It should include important information such as the rental amount, security deposit, late fees, and pet policies.

  1. Maintain the property:

It’s your responsibility to keep the rental property in a safe and habitable condition. This includes making repairs in a timely manner and providing essential services such as trash removal and pest control.

  1. Communicate effectively:

Good communication is essential for maintaining a positive relationship between landlord and tenant. Be responsive to their needs and concerns and keep them informed about any important changes or updates.

  1. Build relationships with your tenants:

Taking the time to build relationships with your tenants can pay off in the long run. When they feel like they’re valued and respected, they’re more likely to stay in your property for the long haul.

  1. Set your rent competitively:

Do your research to determine what similar properties in your area are renting for. Setting your rent competitively will help you attract qualified tenants and fill your vacancies quickly. If you require buy to let advice click here for a free 30 minute buy to let consultation.

  1. Be prepared for emergencies:

Unexpected things happen, so it’s important to be prepared for emergencies. Have a plan for dealing with things like burst pipes, power outages, and natural disasters.

  1. Use technology to your advantage:

There are a number of software programs and online tools that can help you manage your rental property more efficiently. These tools can help you track rent payments, schedule maintenance, and communicate with tenants.

  1. Stay up-to-date on industry trends:

The rental market is constantly changing, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and regulations. This will help you make informed decisions about your rental property and keep your business competitive.

By following these tips, you can set yourself up for success as a landlord. Remember, being a successful landlord is about more than just collecting rent. It’s about building relationships, providing quality housing, and creating a positive experience for your tenants.

We hope these tips help you on your journey as a landlord!

Additional tips:

  • Be professional and courteous in all your dealings with tenants.
  • Be fair and reasonable when making decisions about your property.
  • Be proactive in preventing problems before they arise.
  • Be a good neighbour to your tenants and the community.

With a little hard work and dedication, you can be a successful landlord and enjoy the many benefits that come with owning rental property.

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Tegan
Tegan
17:30 22 Feb 24
Have been very accommodating and helpful when calling agents. They have been very helpful in being able to secure a house for students.
TheFlyingCrocodile
TheFlyingCrocodile
16:42 21 Feb 24
Went above and beyond to get things sorted for me
Brittany Stace
Brittany Stace
11:18 24 Jan 24
Harringtons have been incredibly helpful and supportive of us as new renters and they have been super efficient in getting all of the documents sent through and signed in such a short period of time. Thank you!
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Georgie Prebble
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Jade Innes
Jade Innes
10:24 04 Jan 24
So far the service has been good. The staff are very friendly and quick to respond to any questions and requests.
Polly Smith
Polly Smith
11:17 28 Dec 23
we chose this letting agents as they chose a good bills company that is much cheaper than other agents. When viewing houses the staff were very friendly and have been very helpful in answering our questions and making the process as easy as possible.
Emma Howe
Emma Howe
16:06 14 Nov 23
I would rate Harringtons Lettings a 5/5. Very lovely on the phone and very quick and easy to communicate with via email. Any problems have been resolved in no time at all. So far so good!I found Harringtons via Rightmove.
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Akwisitions Feedback
16:25 30 Oct 23
Very responsive and super helpful throughout the process. Highly recommended!
Chloe Ballard
Chloe Ballard
17:28 02 Oct 23
Although I have only been renting with Harringtons for a short period of time, I have had nothing but a positive experience. From viewing to admin updates. The admin team especially are very polite and quick to respond and I have no doubt that the rest of my tenancy will run smoothly. I would recommend to anyone considering renting in brighton.
Matthew Ball
Matthew Ball
11:46 19 Sep 23
Professional communication with tenant although entirely impersonal. There was a bigger disconnect in their communication with the landlord in most cases, which seemed to be either slow or non-existent (discovered after contacting the landlord directly).Property was full of spider webs on day 1 despite apparently being professionally cleaned. Took a day off of work to clean it on move out day, leaving it cleaner than when it received but still had to pay part of the deposit for professional cleaning.It has been a while since I have rented, but I'll avoid letting agencies completely now if this is anything close to the average renting experience.
Ronan SK
Ronan SK
12:38 12 Sep 23
Great professionalism/communciation from the start up until the end of my tenancy. Definitely set the standards for what agencies should be like. Highly recommend to those within Brighton.
Daniel Sutton
Daniel Sutton
10:29 24 Aug 23
I have rented with Harringtons Lettings before and have always found the agents to be quick, efficient, friendly and helpful. I loved their service so much I have chosen to rent with Harringtons again. Faultless 😊
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