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Clear Guide to the Deposit Protection Scheme 如何保障租戶按金

It's important for tenants to know that if their landlord fails to deposit their tenancy deposit with a statutory institution designated by the government, then the court has the power to order the landlord to repay up to three times the lease deposit to the tenant. The law requires landlords to deposit the full deposit into one of the following statutory institutions: *Deposit Protection Service...

Besides Paying Rent, What Other Expenses are Tenants Responsible for? 作為租客,究竟有甚麼費用除了租金是要自己負責呢?

As a tenant, what expenses are you responsible for besides rent? Unless the landlord states that the rent will include water, electricity and gas, the tenant will be responsible for water, electricity, gas, council tax, broadband, TV license and other expenses in addition to the rent. Water bill Water suppliers are determined by geographical area, with United Utilities being the only...

What Is a Good Return on Investment (ROI) for a Buy-to-Let Property in the UK? 如何計算投資物業的租金回報

Due to the recent increase in mortgage interest rates, property prices are gradually trending from sideways to downward. Is this a good time to buy a Buy-to-Let Property? Buying a property is always a major investment, and the amount of money invested can be large or small. You may need to calculate whether there is a reasonable return before doing so, but how should return on investment (ROI) be...

業主亂收取租客費用??

在英國, the Tenant Fees Act條例 , 禁止業主及代理向租戶收取所有不被視為許可的費用。而許可的費用包括租金、租約按金、訂金(holding deposit)、提前終止和一些違約費用。而所收取費用金額亦有限制, 包括: 租約按金不得超過相當於五星期的租金的金額(年租金超過£50,000...

Did You Know!? What Types of Tenant Fees are Allowed?

The Tenant Fees Act came into force on 1 June 2019, banning all tenant fees which are not considered to be 'permitted’ fees. Permitted fees include rent, security deposits, holding deposits, early termination, and some default fees. The key measures include: Tenancy Deposits must not exceed the equivalent of five weeks' rent (unless the annual rent exceeds £50,000 in which case deposits are...

在英國, 有寵物好難租屋??

在英國, 有寵物好難租屋?? 這絕對是事實, 利申本公司太部份物業也是不接受寵物, 因為好多業主會因為寵物主人疏於打理, 讓寵物弄髒環境、還有揮之不去的氣味、蟲害和鄰居投訴等等,這些都是業主要承擔的風險。要與寵物一同成功租樓, 租客就需努力說服業主你是一個負責的主人,...

Is it difficult to rent a house with pets??

Is it difficult to rent a house with pets?? This is absolutely true. For example, most of our letting properties do not accept pets. The reason that landlords aren’t keen on having pets in their property is because of the associated risks. In the hands of the wrong owner, pets can lead to a dirty environment, lingering smells, pests, and neighbour complaints. To rent a property with a pet...

在英國, 出租物業的業主, 需要購買什麼類型的保險?

在香港, 很少小業主會為自己的出租物業購買保險, 全因為出事既機會唔多, 大型屋苑有駐場管理公司, 意外發生即時跟進, 法例已規管業主為物業公眾地方購買第三者保險, 加上鋼筋混凝土結構安全系數高, 少有機會發生意外而有重大損失 回到英國, 情況又很不同, 出租物業多數是house, 沒有屋苑管理,...

What type of landlord insurance do I need in the UK?

In the UK, the situation is very different. The need to have landlord insurance to protect your rental property against incidents and damage is much concern. There's a range of landlord insurance that covers a different risk to you or your properties. In order to stay protected, you need to take out dedicated landlord insurance. Landlord liability insurance protects the owner against any compensation...

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