Accidental Landlords

Life as a Letting Agent

As you may or may not have noticed we haven’t exactly been posting regular content lately. In fact our last blog entry was in June 2018 and despite the odd Facebook post or Tweet, you could be forgiven for thinking that we have shut up shop and run for the hills. We can assure you more »

Guest Blog – Open Doors

As a private landlord, you may not have spent much time thinking about equality and diversity, or how this subject might affect you and your tenants. After all, you have enough to think about – between the recent GDPR legislation, the introduction of Universal Credit, registering with Rent Smart Wales and the changes to mortgage more »

GDPR and Welsh Landlords

As from May 25th 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will form the new standard by which landlords and agents deal with personal information about their tenants and clients. It replaces the Data Protection Act and introduces a number of significant changes to the way you should be processing personal information. The RLA have more »

New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

As from 1st April 2018, residential and commercial rental properties need to conform to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) and the new regulations have an impact on both residential and commercial landlords. Simply Business have put together a guide to help you make sure you are compliant. Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – What you more »

Rent Smart Wales: Are you an agent or landlord?

Though for many this may be a simple question, we have been quite surprised by the number of cases where apparent “landlords” will have to licence under Rent Smart Wales as an agent. If you are a high street agent, it is fairly simple, you are an agent. Being a landlord can be more complex more »

Bookkeeping for Landlords

Welsh Landlords Deserve A Better Bookkeeping Solution Bookkeeping is a vital part of a Landlords financial management. In short it’s all about keeping an up-to- date record of business incomings and outgoings, to ensure greater financial control and long-term management. Traditionally, there have been two solutions for Landlords who are actively looking for bookkeeping solutions; more »

Introducing Direct Collection Bailiffs Ltd

“DBCL is the UK’s Fastest Growing High Court Enforcement Company” Experts in Debt Recovery, High Court Enforcement, Possessions & Commercial Rent Recovery. Direct Collection Bailiffs Ltd (DCBL) are the Channel 5 programme “Can’t Pay, We’ll Take it Away”. The DCBL board of Directors which includes an authorised High Court Enforcement Officer collectively has over 50 more »

Rent Smart Wales and YOU!

Rent Smart Wales and YOU! The idea behind our Blog and behind the Welsh Landlords website is that as Landlords ourselves, we are here to share information with you in simple terms. Many landlords manage their own properties within Wales and the new legislation called Rent Smart Wales means that you have to be registered more »

The Landlord Link

THE LANDLORD LINK – FREE Online Property Marketplace for Landlords The Landlord Link is an online marketplace, providing landlords with an easy-to-use platform to trade properties, with or without tenants in situ.  As the only FREE service of its kind in the UK, The Landlord Link introduces a new approach to buying and selling property more »