Fire Safety in Rental Property for landlords and agents

Did you know that it is a recommendation under the LACORS fire safety guidance provisions, that all landlords should carry out a fire risk assessment on their property before letting to ensure that their property is safe? Many don’t, and very few people do, so you are...

Property Management – How much training is enough?

Earlier this year I had a bit of a wakeup call, when my two most experienced property managers both went on maternity leave at pretty much the same time. I felt secure because I knew that the other remainder of the team of 4 (plus 2 client account managers) had been...

What’s it like to work in a letting Agency Part 3

So 8 weeks into the new job and the world of lettings, and reality has hit. I feel I have learnt so much one minute and then on the reverse so little. I was quick to realise I have a lot of catching up to do with the other members of the team, (good job I’m a fast...

What’s it like to work in a letting agency? part 2

Well I have now completed week 4 of my marketing plan and 6 weeks with Concentric. (all I can say is that times fly’s when you are having fun).  I can say with confidence that the concentric way of thinking really works. Although the response was a bit slow in the...

Whats it like to work in a letting agency? part 1

My name is Rebecca Crowther and i recently joined Dawn Bennett to work alongside her in aiding her to develop her own Concentric Letting Agency branch for Wolverhampton and Sandwell as her Lettings Co-ordinator. Well what a whirl wind first month in my new job has...

Safety checks required on rental property and how often?

A large section of my job role involves gas and electric safety checks and their annual renewals.  This is obviously imperative to ensure tenant safety and Landlord compliance. On a weekly basis, I inform tenants and landlords of due dates for safety checks, arrange...

Against a tenants Human Rights to be evicted?

A social tenant Rebecca Powell, has just won her case against Hounslow Council, in a ruling by the supreme court, that she cannot be evicted as it is against Article 8 in the European Convention on Human Rights, to be evicted, even though she was in £3500 worth of...

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