Here at Just Landlords, we have seen a number of changes in the private rental sector over the past few years affecting tenants, letting agents, housing associations and landlords. The problem is that with so much information being published in the media, many of those who work in, or rely on, the private rental sector are often not sure where they stand. This is why we have created our own personal space to provide our readers with useful, balanced and resourceful information.
What We Provide
The Just Landlords Resource Centre will provide users with information on:
- Updates on the private rental sector
- Social housing, housing associations and DSS tenants
- Tips on how to improve tenant-landlord relationships (for both!)
- Free articles discussing the economy, legislation and political issues that could affect your tenancies
How We Can Help You
Most landlords can understand why having up to date information on the property and private rental sectors can benefit their businesses, but as a tenant, it may seem redundant to learn about such things. However, due to the current state of both sectors, this couldn’t be further from the truth, as even small changes to the way landlords work can have a massive effect on tenants. This is why it’s so important to keep abreast of everything that is happening, as it could help you protect your home in the future, deal with common issues associated with renting a property, or even make your money go further.
We aim to create a place for landlords to find information to assist them and keep them as up to date as possible. However, this isn’t always feasible if you have a large property portfolio or secondary occupation that takes up the majority of your time. The Just Landlords Resource Centre will help fill in some of the gaps and easily explain how certain issues could affect your business. If you ever have any questions, we also have Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn pages, where you can find more information quickly and easily.
Just Landlords has spent a number of years working with letting agents, which means we understand that their customers are not only landlords but also tenants. This means it’s their responsibility to bridge the gap between the two and ensure that both are benefitting from the letting arrangement. Furthermore, letting agents are expected to be experts in everything to do with the letting process, including marketing, customer services, finance, law and current affairs. Add to this the fact that the Government is considering bringing in tougher regulations for letting agents and you can see why having even a little bit of extra information can go a long way.
What the Just Landlords Resource Centre Provide
Just Landlords specialises in all forms of landlord insurance, including overseas property insurance, rent guarantee insurance and unoccupied property insurance to name a few. Unlike many insurance providers, we only focus on providing one type of insurance product, which means that we are experts in the field. Our articles will not only feature information on the changes in the property and private rental sectors, but also ways in which you can protect your business for the future.
We understand that no two property portfolios are alike, so the type of protection that would be fit for one landlord could be completely unsuitable for another. However, at the same time, knowing the ins and outs of your business is essential for all, which is why our articles can help even if you are thinking about expanding your business in the future.
We hope that you find all the information in our resource articles useful, however, if you would like us to write a feature on a subject that you think will have an impact on the private rented sector, please feel free to contact us via our Facebook, Twitter or Google+ pages.
- Private renting. (2013). Retrieved from the GOV.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/private-renting
- Property. (2014). Retrieved from The Telegraph website: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/
- Your Rights as a Tenant. (2014). Retrieved from the Housing Executive website: https://www.nihe.gov.uk/index/advice/renting_privately/advice_tenants/tenants_rights.htm
Disclaimer: This article is for information only and is not official guidance, FCA approved, or legally precise. Just Landlords has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. If you require information on landlord legislation or best practices please contact your legal representative. For details see our conditions.