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FP TV (EP 45) HIRING CONTRACTORS: A Landlords Guide To Finding Tradespeople You Can Trust in Fife (Watch/read/listen)

 

PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/fife-properties/episodes/FP-TV-EP-45-HIRING-CONTRACTORS-A-Landlords-Guide-To-Finding-Tradespeople-You-Can-Trust-in-Fife-e13fg91

 

Whenever you ask someone if they know a good contractor, you’ll never be far from a tale of woe: the plumber who never turned up; the electrician who bodged the job; the builder who overcharged and left a huge mess.

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FP TV (EP 42) THE NICHE LANDLORD: Perfecting a Lettings Formula for Repeated Success in Fife (Watch, read, listen)

PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/fife-properties/episodes/FP-TV-EP-42-THE-NICHE-LANDLORD-Perfecting-a-Lettings-Formula-for-Repeated-Success-in-Fife-e12kvk1

 

Specialise or diversify? That’s a big question for many landlords when it comes to expanding their portfolios, and if you look around Google long enough, you’ll find arguments for both.

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FPTV (EP 38) ACCIDENTAL LANDLORD? All You Need To Know To Make It a Success (watch/read/listen)

PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/fife-properties/episodes/FPTV-EP-38-ACCIDENTAL-LANDLORD–All-You-Need-To-Know-To-Make-It-a-Success-in-Fife-e10ttar

 

ACCIDENTAL LANDLORD? All You Need To Know To Make It a Success

 

Not everyone sets out to be a landlord, and becoming an accidental one is more common than you might think.

 

An accidental landlord is someone who becomes a landlord by circumstance rather than by plan, and it can happen for several reasons. You could be relocating for work, moving in with your partner, or having trouble finding a buyer for your current home. Or you might have inherited a property.

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FP TV (EP 36) LETTING AGENTS: How To Pick The Best One (Watch/read/listen)

 

PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/fife-properties/episodes/FP-TV-EP-36-LETTING-AGENTS-How-To-Pick-The-Best-One-e101jnl

 

Whether you’ve been a landlord for years or you’re just starting out, finding a letting agent you can trust and build a long-lasting relationship with is a big deal.

Renting out your property is about so much more than just money and business. As well as wanting an agent who can find you the perfect tenant, you’re sure to have feelings around confidence, connection and communication. None of these are financial concerns, but our experience tells us how prized they are by all of our landlord clients.

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FP TV (EP 34) RENTAL UPGRADES: 5 Improvements to Increase Your Income (Watch/read/listen)

 

Listen to the PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/fife-properties/episodes/FP-TV-EP-34-RENTAL-UPGRADES-5-Improvements-to-Increase-Your-Income-ev35tj

 

The rental market has grown up. Tenancies are running for longer, and with stays of four or more years increasingly common, tenants have higher expectations around the place they’re willing to call home.

 

This spells good news for landlords because those higher expectations come with a willingness to pay a higher rent. More than that, the right improvements will Continue reading FP TV (EP 34) RENTAL UPGRADES: 5 Improvements to Increase Your Income (Watch/read/listen)

RENT ARREARS: Finding a balance between compassion and collection (Watch/read/listen)

 

PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/fife-properties/episodes/FP-TV-EP-33-RENT-ARREARS-Finding-a-Balance-Between-Compassion-and-Collection-eukatv

 

Although rent arrears have been a hot topic during the pandemic, it’s far from being a new subject. That said, if the discussion has taught us anything in the last year, it’s that anyone can be affected by economic events: no-one is immune, however high their income.

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FP TV (EP 30) PROOF POSITIVE: 5 Simple secrets to make your inventory watertight (Watch/read/listen)

 

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/fife-properties/episodes/FP-TV-EP-30-PROOF-POSITIVE-5-Simple-Secrets-to-Make-Your-Inventory-Watertight-etkitn

 

Not every inventory ends up providing the protection that landlords expect. There are plenty of cases where the language used – and the style adopted – have caused more confusion and doubt over disputes, which for a landlord will generally mean a reduced or refused claim. Continue reading FP TV (EP 30) PROOF POSITIVE: 5 Simple secrets to make your inventory watertight (Watch/read/listen)

Fife Landlord Show (EP 1) DEPOSIT DISPUTES: Why Do So Many Landlords Lose! (Read/watch/listen)

 

Listen to the PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/fife-properties/episodes/Fife-Landlord-Show-EP1-DEPOSIT-DISPUTES-Why-Do-So-Many-Landlords-Lose-er7kj0

 

Ending up in a dispute at the end of a tenancy is one of the least inviting prospects of being a landlord, and thankfully most tenancies end perfectly amicably. But when they do end in disagreement, many landlords manage to lose their claim, leading them to feel that the system is weighted against them. Continue reading Fife Landlord Show (EP 1) DEPOSIT DISPUTES: Why Do So Many Landlords Lose! (Read/watch/listen)

PROS OR CONS: Is a Managing Agent Worth Your Money! (4 min read)

It takes a certain character to be a managing agent: the job has a reputation as a thankless task with days full of complaints, emergencies, breakdowns and hassle. And if we’re honest, rarely does anyone call with news that everything’s just fine. Continue reading PROS OR CONS: Is a Managing Agent Worth Your Money! (4 min read)

SEASON’S LETTINGS: YOUR LANDLORD CHRISTMAS CHECKLIST (4 min read)

There are some interesting parallels between landlords and Santa Claus. For a start, you’re often making a list and checking it twice, only yours is full of to-dos for repairs and maintenance at your rental property. Then there’s deciding if your tenants have been naughty or nice, and whether they look after your property and pay the rent on time. Continue reading SEASON’S LETTINGS: YOUR LANDLORD CHRISTMAS CHECKLIST (4 min read)

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