Mistoria Property News

Whats the Difference Between Leasehold and Freehold?

Purchasing a house is one of the most complicated and stressful events most people will go through in their life. In the mix of all the legalities, mortgages and just hoping the purchasing chain won’t fall through often really important details get overlooked....

Tenant Fees Act

One June 1st 2019 the Tenant Fees Act will come into force prohibiting landlords and agents from charging any fees to tenants other than those that have been permitted by the act. Any contract that is signed after June 1 must adhere to the new regulations including...

The importance of landlords knowing their local regulations

Recently a couple was fined £8,000 for failing to comply with multiple occupancy regulations in Kent, and while their example is an extreme one, it serves as a useful insight into the importance of knowing the law with regards to HMO properties and investments. The...

A Guide to Leaving Your Property

As we approach the end of another academic year, many students will soon be moving out of their student accommodation. Some will be leaving university for good, others are simply heading into a new student property. It’s important to leave your home in a good state to...

Pet-friendly rental property

In the UK, an estimated 12 million households own together around 51 million pets. Recent research carried out by Zoopla discovered that there’s a growing trend in the search for “pet-friendly” rental property. The term ‘pets’ ranked as the third most searched keyword...

Tenant Fees Bill

It has been announced that the Tenant Fees Bill is set to come into force on 1st June 2019. The Bill will ban letting fees paid by tenants in the private rented sector and cap tenancy deposits in England. The ban will apply to all tenancies signed after 1st June. The...

‘Right to Rent’ breaches human rights

The High Court has ruled that the current ‘Right to Rent’ checks breach human rights. The scheme requires landlords and letting agents to check the immigration status of tenants by checking their passport or visas and has been in force across England since 2016....

What Property Checks Must a Landlord Make?

Property Checks for Landlords When you make a property investment for a buy-to-let or HMO property, you become a landlord and need to be aware that there are many different legal checks that a letting agent must carry out on behalf of the landlord. This month for...

Home security advice for landlords

Security was recently revealed as one of tenants’ top three concerns, so it’s worth spending some time and a little money on ensuing they feel safe in your property. Many landlords don’t realise they have a level of responsibility to make sure a property offers...