Yearly Archives: 2015

Section 21 Notice

Section 21 Notice and the Deregulation Act A Section 21 Notice is used by a landlord (giving at least 2 months notice) to gain possession of a property that has been let/ rented under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST). If the tenancy started after April 2007, the tenant’s deposit must also have been placed with […]

Property Management Services from West Midlands Lettings

West Midlands Lettings operates a successful property management service for it’s West Midlands landlords. Property management involves the processes, systems and manpower used to manage the property. This involves accountability, maintenance and utilisation of the property. We have landlords who have not re-entered their property since agreeing to have us manage whether it’s preparing the […]

Letting Agents Referral Scheme

Refer a landlord or tenant: West Midlands Lettings now has a referral scheme for tenants and landlords. Refer either to us and if they use our service you get paid. Refer landlords with properties in the West Midlands. Find out more here Letting Agents Referral Scheme.

Rent Warranty vs Guaranteed Rent

You are thinking of finding tenants for your property and you’ve seen or heard the words Rent Warranty and Guaranteed Rent, but what do they mean? Rent Warranty (Rent Guarantee) means your rental income is insured for payment by an insurance provider in the event your tenant fails to pay rent. Guaranteed Rent means the […]

Residential lettings law bill

Residential lettings law bill currently under consideration in Parliament The Deregulation Bill Some of the changes currently being considered for law under, residential lettings law bill currently under consideration in Parliament, includes in: Deposits: Deposits on tenancies that started before April 2007 that have now become periodic will need to be protected in a deposit […]

HMO ACCOMMODATIONS – West Midlands Property

HMO Accommodations Landlords wanting long term company let or HMO tenants can contact West Midlands Lettings Ltd to arrange a valuation for rental income of their West Midlands Property. Company letting agreements can be arranged for 1 or more years. HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) applies to shared housing where a group of people living […]

Tenancy Deposit Schemes

The tenancy deposit protection (TDP) schemes guarantee the deposit will be returned to the tenant at end of the tenancy if the terms of the tenancy are met and the property has not been damaged. Also, the scheme will assist if any dispute arises at the end of the tenancy. There are 3 government approved […]

Mobile property website for mobile people

Mobile property website for mobile people When was the last time you searched for property on your mobile device? It can be an arduous task scrolling through property details, pictures, etc on your mobile phone when visiting a PC website. This is why we created a mobile property site a few years ago. As we […]

Eight ways to improve your EPC rating

Landlords find ways to improve your EPC rating and especially relevant keep your tenants happy with lower utility bills. Some of the key areas of the Energy Bill include facilitating the roll out of smart meters, making information on energy bills clearer and introducing measures to encourage low carbon emissions. The flagship policy in the […]

Where is your tenancy deposit held?

Where is your tenancy deposit held? If you have misplaced your tenancy deposit documents, it’s not that difficult to find out where your landlord or managing agent has lodged your deposit. Where is your deposit held? The following are links to pages of the 3 deposit schemes where tenants can check if there is a […]

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