The level of supply in the private rental sector is showing signs of improvement, according to Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). However, despite an increase in available buy-to-let properties on the market, consumers will still face fierce competition for rental property as the level of demand remains high.
Properties face higher risks of damage during the winter months than they do in the warmer and lighter seasons. With this in mind, the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) highlights steps landlords can take to mitigate associated risks and avoid costly surprises, while providing a good standard of accommodation for tenants.
BEWARE Landlords in the Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton areas, from December 1st, it is your responsibility to ensure that any tenant you rent to, has the right to be in the UK, by checking their immigration status. Failure to identify anyone occupying your home, whether the tenant or not, can result in fines of up to £3000 per occupant.