Letters

Pet hates

Q: My buy-to-let property, a two-bed terraced house in Sheffield, is currently untenanted. I do have someone interested in moving in, but they have asked the letting agent whether pets are allowed. The existing contract stipulates no pets. (Read more)

b2lonline | 06/12/2016

Credit where it’s not due?

Q: My current tenants are due to move out in three months time, and I will be seeking new ones. Given the current economic climate, and based on fellow landlords’ recent experiences, I believe it is more likely than ever that I am lik (Read more)

b2lonline | 06/12/2016

Council Tax liability?

Q: I have just received notification from the Council that a former tenant of mine owes them a year’s worth of Council Tax, which they are demanding that I pay. I have no way of tracking the tenant, who moved out in June, and have n (Read more)

b2lonline | 06/12/2016

Sitting tenant

Q: I have been a buy-to-let landlord for a number of years and am currently looking to expand my portfolio. The estate agent I bought my last property through has contacted me to give me first refusal on an existing buy-to-let property wh (Read more)

b2lonline | 06/12/2016

Should I increase the rent?

Q I rent out my two-bed flat in Clapham, south London, for £1800 a month. Given the interest rate I am paying on my mortgage and the current tax regime, that is more than sufficient to cover my costs, put a bit aside for maintenance a (Read more)

b2lonline | 06/12/2016