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Damp - A Landlords Guide

Date: 13th November 2023 - Author: William Lewis

As a property manager with years of experience, I understand the challenges and concerns that both landlords and tenants face regarding property maintenance. Damp is a prevalent issue in the UK, affecting numerous properties due to the country's climate and varied weather conditions. In this blog post, I aim to provide insight into damp issues and specifically highlight what tenants can proactively do to prevent and mitigate damp problems in their rented spaces.


The Great Balancing Act: Landlord Rental Increases

Date: 16th March 2023 - Author: Lewis & Foy

The UK rental market has experienced a substantial shift in interest rates, and building service charges continue to rise due to inflationary pressures. For landlords, this presents both opportunities and challenges. Increased rental income and better investment yields offer attractive prospects, but there are potential negative consequences, such as tenants' struggling to meet the new rental costs and rising living costs in general.


Why Use A Letting Agent?

Date: 5th March 2023 - Author: William Lewis

Overseeing a rental property can be time-consuming and problematic, especially if things go wrong. Unfortunately, they ultimately do go wrong over occupancies. Here are some explanations of why you should consider using a letting agent instead of managing the property yourself:


Carbon Monoxide Alarms Become Mandatory

Date: 25th April 2022 - Author: William Lewis

New regulations which have recently been drafted, state that all rooms used as living accommodation and where there is a fixed combustion appliance, such as a gas heater, gas fire or central heating boiler, must have a Carbon Monoxide alarm installed from the 1st October 2022. However, if a property only contains a gas cooker or gas hob, the installation of a Carbon Monoxide alarm will not be required under the new regulations.


How To Choose A Letting Agent

Date: 22nd April 2022 - Author: William Lewis

PropertyMark advice regarding finding the right letting agent.


Updated - Liverpool Landlord Licensing 2022

Date: 21st March 2022 - Author: William Lewis

Our update for Landlord Licensing 2022.


Liverpool Landlord Licensing 2022

Date: 3rd March 2022 - Author: William Lewis

William Lewis discusses Landlord Licensing in Liverpool from the 1st April 2022.


EICR Compliance - 1st April 2020

Date: 24th February 2021 - Author: William Lewis

William Lewis discussed the up and coming EICR compliance on 1st April 2021


Post COVID Update

Date: 13th August 2020 - Author: William Lewis

Read about our post COVID update and status at Lewis & Foy.


Safe Reopening After COVID 19

Date: 21st May 2020 - Author: William Lewis

Our response to CoronaVirus & our property management reopening protocols.


CoronaVirus Update

Date: 1st April 2020 - Author: William Lewis

Our response to CoronaVirus.


The Accidental Property Investor

Date: 25th March 2020 - Author: William Lewis

If you have recently entered the buy-to-let market for the first time, here are a few tips to help you ensure that your property investment is a success. Where do you start?


Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Date: 1st January 2020 - Author: William Lewis

From 1 April 2020, Landlords will need to ensure all of their rented properties have a minimum energy performance rating of 'E' on an Energy Performance Certificate. You may think you have heard this before, but do not be caught out by this extension of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).


Landlords urged not to get caught out by rule changes

Date: 2nd October 2019 - Author: William Lewis - Download: PDF - TXT

Time flies when rents are coming in without issue. It may be worth Landlords with long lasting tenants to check exactly when their agreements started in preparation for changes to eviction rules next month.

From Monday 1 October, section 21 eviction rules introduced in 2015 will be extended to apply to most tenancies in England and not just those that have commenced since The Deregulation Act came in October 2015.

The Act formalised the eviction process so that Landlords could no longer simply serve a notice in any form of written style, but instead must use a prescribed form...