HOW TO REDUCE TIMEWASTEr NEW LETTING ENQUIRIES – PART Two OF TWO: THE Follow Up

In the first part of this piece about how we reduce the large number of time waster enquiries we get, I looked at how we put certain information in the advert text. This is specific information which relates to the property and our referencing processes. We do this to cut the number of enquiries down from people for whom the […]

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How to Reduce TimewasteR New letting Enquiries – Part One of Two: the Advert

This is the first of two articles on how to reduce timewaster letting enquiries. In this part, I explain how the inclusion of certain wording in the text of your letting advert can minimise the number of enquiries from people who are totally unsuitable as tenants for your properties. We use OpenRent, an online letting agent, to get our adverts […]

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Arms Length Management organisations almos return to council control

I have just received an advance notice of a consultation on bringing my local “arms length management organisation” (ALMO), which is called “Lewisham Homes”, back under the control of Lewisham Council. ARMS LENGTH MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS (ALMOs) RETURN TO COUNCIL CONTROL The ALMO provide the management services for a leasehold property I own in the borough – so, they provide things […]

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Mortgages and energy perfomance certificates EPCs

I make no apology about visiting the issue of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) once again. This time, looking also at mortgages. MORTGAGES AND ENERGY PERFOMANCE CERTIFICATES EPCS This is one we really must watch. (I am not going to repeat the points raised in previous posts – to read these please see the links at the end). There can be […]

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Data Protection issues for Private Landlords

DATA PROTECTION ISSUES FOR PRIVATE LANDLORDS This article looks at data protection issues for private landlords. Us landlords hold a lot of data – at the very least, tenant information such as names and addresses, financial data, and payment history. It must be looked after carefully. In most cases landlords need to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the […]

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