Landlords

Introducing the HomeOwners Alliance

Introducing the HomeOwners Alliance

/ May 7, 2013 9:52 am

Buying or selling a property is a monumentally huge task and it can get pretty confusing and stressful when trying to take on all the responsibilities of buying or selling by yourself. This is mainly because it’s hard to get all the information you need straight away. So let us introduce our friends, the HomeOwners Alliance. The HomeOwners Alliance was set up to reduce the stress for people trying to buy [...]

What should a landlord or agent look for when choosing a Plumber?

What should a landlord or agent look for when choosing a Plumber?

/ August 8, 2012 11:45 am

Being in charge of maintaining properties for tenants requires a lot of organisation and having companies that you can rely on to perform the maintenance is important. From plumbers to electricians, you need to find tradespeople that you can trust to maintain your properties. Today’s blog will focus on plumbers. Following these few steps can make sure you’re choosing the right company. 1. Check their reliability If you’ve got a [...]

Renewable Heating Incentive Premium Payment

Renewable Heating Incentive Premium Payment

/ January 13, 2012 10:52 am

The Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) Premium Payment is a government incentive to help contribute money towards your renewable energy installation. Whether you’re thinking of getting a biomass boiler, solar panel installation or a heat pump, the RHI Premium Payment can contribute between £300 and £1250 towards your installation. How am I eligible for this scheme? Firstly, you need to be living in England, Scotland or Wales. Secondly you need to be a property [...]

What to do if you get locked out of your house

What to do if you get locked out of your house

/ January 3, 2012 9:35 am

The moment when you realise you’ve locked yourself out of your house isn’t one that anyone hopes for, especially those who live alone. Getting locked out of your house is a massive inconvenience but there are some things you can do to prevent it happening. Many articles that touch on this subject suggest methods that seriously jeopardise the security of your property, so this article from PGS Online demonstrates the safest ways [...]

How to find a decent tradesperson online

How to find a decent tradesperson online

/ November 14, 2011 10:44 am

Finding a trustworthy tradesperson can be a bit daunting for first time property owners or when you’ve moved to a new area. Word of mouth recommendations are good, but unless all your peers are recommending one certain tradesperson – it’s only one person’s opinion – so it is hard to gather a full picture as to what the tradesperson will be like to deal with. Nowadays people are turning to [...]

Introducing: The Renewable Heat Incentive

Introducing: The Renewable Heat Incentive

/ March 16, 2011 9:04 am

The UK Government are introducing a new payment scheme to give people more of an incentive to install a renewable energy installation on their home. The renewable heat incentive (RHI) will give financial support to 25,000 homes who plan to install a green energy solution. The scheme works by funding the cost of the installation through the savings made by having a renewable energy installation. You can apply from July [...]

Landlord obligations

Landlord obligations

/ February 16, 2011 10:34 am

As a landlord you have certain legal obligations to your tenants that you need to fulfil in order to comply with the law and offer a fair service to your tenants. When it comes to plumbing and heating, there are a few things you need to do each year to ensure a safe property. The most important thing is a Gas Safety check. This should take place once a year. [...]