The Landlord - August Edition

Welcome to August's Edition of the Landlord!

August has proven to be a very busy month for lettings, as we prepare for September which is always the busiest month of the year for tenants moving!

Below you will find further details for our annual landlord event in October and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there!

Thank you


Our Annual Landlord Breakfast Workshop

You should by now have received an emailed invitation to our landlord breakfast workshop on Wednesday 5th October.

Attendance is available to any existing or prospective landlord and is completely free, so if you would like to bring along any friends who are landlord's please feel free to do so.

If you wish to attend please RSVP to as places are limited.

External speakers include John Stewart, Policy and Communications Manager from the RLA, who will be talking about industry policies and legislation.


Additionally, Christopher Watkin is a Property Guru and Buy to let specialist and will be discussing why the UK and South Manchester have turned into a nation of renters. He will be analysing house prices, rental yields and home ownership, the cost of renting vs buying, and talking about how safe investment in property is.


You will also have an exclusive preview to Julian Wadden’s latest investment properties across all five branch areas in Didsbury, The Heatons, Marple, Reddish and Sale, with our Branch Managers and Lettings Managers on hand to answer any queries.


For your tax queries, Clarke Nicklin will have a tax accounting specialist present for landlords.


Whether you already have a property portfolio, or are just considering purchasing your first buy-to-let investment, all new and experienced landlords are welcome to attend this informative event.


Investment Opportunity of the Month

Take a look at this month's investment opportunity of the Month from our Didsbury! A spacious ground floor apartment in a popular location on the market for £180,000. We would expect to achieve £850pcm in rental income which you give an approximate yield of 5.6%. If you are interested in expanding your lettings portfolio please get in touch on 0161 713 4013.

Click here to read Investment Opportunity of the Month.

Top tips for landlords' re-letting

Top 5 Tips for Landlords:

1) Make use of marketing opportunities.

From high-quality professional images and a profile on leading property websites to a presence on estate agent’s apps – there are plenty of opportunities to help promote your property. A well-established estate agent will offer all these services free of charge to make sure that the exposure of your property is maximised.

2) Keep up to date with current landlord obligations.

With landlords’ legal responsibilities in the UK changing frequently, make sure to read up on the latest regulations by visiting local and national government websites regularly and signing up to receive updates from them.

3) First impressions count.

Decisions on a property are made within the first few seconds of entering, and can sometimes be made even outside the front door. With plenty of available properties to choose from, ensure that yours is looking its best. Get cracking now on any maintenance or decorating jobs on your to do list.

4) Meet expectations.

Tenants today expect a professionally managed property alongside high-quality fixtures and sometimes even furniture. When it comes to move in day, they also expect an independent inspection of the property and a professional clean organised by the landlord – have the arrangements in place to save yourself any unnecessary last-minute hassle.

5) Speed is of the essence.

If you don’t respond to the tenant’s offer promptly, or can’t be reached in order to finalise the contracts, then the tenant might move on to their second choice of property. Make sure your agent knows if you are going to be away, and check your messages regularly or at a set time each day so that you don’t miss out on the perfect tenant.