If talk between you and your partner this Valentine’s Day turns moving in together, there are a few practical things you should know first.
Here at Liberty Blue Estate Agents, we pride ourselves on being as helpful as possible.
But dishing out relationship advice is a step too far – even for us.
So, if you’re considering moving in with your partner, we’ll leave the big decisions and lovey-dovey stuff down to you.
However, if you decide to co-habit, we have some useful, albeit unromantic, advice for you…
Forecasters predict this winter will be cold and dry – making it likely we’ll get lots of snow.
While this is excellent news if you’re a skier, if you’re a landlord, it means there’s no room for complacency when it comes to maintenance and repairs.
Freezing temperatures can cause all sorts of property damage, so it’s vital that your rental is ready for the tough months ahead.
Here’s a list of seven ways to winter-proof your property to avoid expensive repair bills and ensure that you and your tenants can rest easy on cold, dark nights.
If you’re fortunate enough to be in a financial position where you can rent out your home instead of selling it, should you take the leap?
After all, if you don’t need to sell to fund your next move, renting your property is an option worth exploring.
Here, we explore the dilemma of renting out a property instead of selling.
It’s widely recognised that moving house is one of the most stressful (and annoying) life events you can experience.
If you’re nearing the end of a tenancy agreement, there are a few things you can do to ensure your check-out inspection goes well and (upon moving out) you get your tenancy deposit back in full.
In this quick read, we go through ways to make moving out easier for you and your landlord.
Whether your rental property is a blank space you just sleep in, or it’s a new family property, it’s important to make it feel like home. So, how can you fall in love with your rental without breaching tenancy rules?
You could be a long-term renter or maybe an house-sharer, but one thing is for sure, making the space your own will immediately change the way it looks and feels.
In this quick read, we look at ways to love your rental without falling foul of any tenancy agreement rules and stipulations.
Don’t let con-men trick you out of your hard-earned money. Read on to discover what the ‘fake landlord’ scam is and how to protect yourself.
The fake landlord trick has been around for years, but current market conditions mean that some renters are particularly vulnerable to this con right now.
Here’s how the fake landlord scam works..
This two-minute read looks at the changing rental market and what it means for landlords.
With the rental market changing enormously over the past decade, savvy landlords need to stay on their toes to make the most of their investment.
What Waterford tenants want…
In this three-minute read, we examine the dangers posed by carbon monoxide.
We recently read a statistic about carbon monoxide detectors that left us scratching our heads. According to the NSAI, a whopping 55% of Irish homes do not have a carbon monoxide alarm.
Did you know that by law, any room in a rental property with a solid fuel-burning device or a gas appliance (such as a boiler) should have a working CO alarm? You can find the minimum standards required in an Irish rental property here.
In this two-minute read, we look at how landlords in Waterford can make sure their rental investments stand up to the challenges of winter weather.
With winter officially only a few weeks away, the time is now ideal for landlords to take steps to ensure their properties are prepared for whatever December to February serves up.
By putting a winter property maintenance plan in place, you’re setting yourself and your tenants up for a trouble-free winter period.
In this three-minute read, we look at why regular inspections should be central to your property management strategy. When you’re […]
If you’re looking for a property to rent out, it’s important to understand the numbers involved. You may have inherited a property and are thinking of letting it. Use the information here to identify if that is a prudent thing to do or if the capital from selling the property could be better invested.
In this two-minute read, we show you how to keep calm and in control when letting your Waterford property.
The idea that investing in rental property is easy passive income is a myth. Letting and managing rental property can be stressful, especially for inexperienced or accidental landlords.
This month sees the championing of Stress Awareness Month; an annual event which recognises the dangers of modern-day stress and provides valuable coping strategies. If you are wading through tenancy treacle, read our top tips to temper your tension.
In this three-minute read, we explain why it pays for landlords to review the management of their property.
Spring is traditionally a time for a good tidy up and clear out. If you’re a landlord, it’s also an excellent opportunity to give your property management strategy a once-over.
Taking the time to review what is and isn’t working with your investment will save you money and energy further down the track.
You should never underestimate the importance of carrying out annual rent reviews to maintain the value of your property. Not only do rent reviews keep your income at the current market value but they also ensure your property achieves the maximum potential price, should you wish to sell. Find out why in this 2 minute read.
When it comes to renting your property, the most important thing you must do is to select the right tenant. There are no second chances, you must get this right from day one. Afterall your property may be one of the biggest assets you own. Do not leave things to chance. If you do not choose the right tenants, you will enter a world of financial and emotional stress.
The past year has presented a challenge to many landlords who find themselves with a vacant property which may require both work and new tenants. It has been especially tricky for landlords living outside of Waterford. Despite everything, the rental market throughout Waterford has been very strong. We are attracting good prospective tenants who are relocating to Waterford, seeking quality rented accommodation.
Right now it’s commonly said, “we are all in this together,” and yes we are in this together. However, we […]
Regina discusses the ins and outs of how to be a successful landlord in 2020. Her landlord tips and tricks […]
What does the Rent Pressure Zone mean to Waterford landlords? Following the big news about the rollout of the Rent […]