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Screening, Vetting and Credit Checking

You’ve met with a prospective tenant and they appear to be perfect, all smiles and well-presented, but we all know that you can’t take them at face value. You have to make sure that you screen them thoroughly to ensure there are no issues once the lease is signed. Here are... read more

Pad Residential appointed to manage lettings at new apartments scheme

Broughton Place

Pad Residential has been appointed to manage lettings at a new development in Salford. Broughton Place is a three-storey gated scheme comprising 34 flats with one, two and three bedrooms, and communal gardens. Located on Lower Broughton Road, it is the first development in... read more

Pad Residential: Stamp Duty

Pad, Stamp duty

What is stamp duty? When you buy a land, or a residential property that cost more than £125,000 you pay stamp duty, and this applies whether the property is mortgaged or bought outright. Regardless of whether the property, or land, is purchased by a UK resident, or somebody... read more

Landlord Responsibilities: Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Private landlords are required by law to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their property that is used as living accommodation. In addition they are also required to have a carbon monoxide alarm containing solid fuel burning appliances (e.g. coal fires... read more

Landlord Responsibilities: Bills

Landlord Responsibilities

As a landlord renting out a property, the responsibility of bills vary depending on the type of letting arrangement you have.   Building service charge: If a tenant is to pay the buildings service charge, the tenancy agreement must state this prior to the tenant... read more

Landlord Responsibilities: Gas Safety

Gas Safery

As a landlord in the United Kingdom, you have three main responsibilities if you let a property equipped with gas appliances. You are responsible for ensuring all gas pipework and appliances are maintained in a safe condition. It is also your responsibility to service gas... read more

Pad Residential’s Top Tips: 5 Things To Avoid

Buying properties can be an attractive venture and it can earn a healthy return on investment. But it also carries risks and there are five things you should avoid when looking for properties in which to invest.   Properties should be avoided if they are low lying... read more

Landlord Responsibilities: Energy Performance Certificates

Landlord Responsibilities EPC The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a guide to tenants or potential buyers of a property to its energy efficiency. The rating is dependant on factors such as date of construction, location, and fittings such as heating systems, insulation... read more

Pad Residential’s Top Tips For Potential Landlords

Pad ‘s Residential Top Tips for Potential Landlords There is a lot to consider when deciding to rent out your property or buying to rent, and there are many laws that landlords have to comply with. Ensuring that you know your responsibilities and obligations, and how to... read more

The Hot Topic: No DSS And Equality Laws

DSS stands for Department of Social Security, an old phrase that means anyone who is utilising government benefits. There is increasing pressure on landlords and letting agents whom advertise ‘no DSS’ on their properties as it is considered a form of discrimination. A... read more

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