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Are you keeping your tenants informed?

Landlord

Based on feedback we’ve gathered from our members we have created a series of guides for your tenants to help reduce deposit disputes caused by easily prevented problems.

You may want to pass these guides to tenants, as educating your tenants can save you both time and money and so is mutually beneficial.

Our guides cover common areas in which we often find a deposit dispute occurring at the end of a tenancy, but may not have been aware of at the start of the tenancy, or that ma...Read more

Avoid summer issues in your property

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With summer well and truly underway it is important to consider maintaining your property in order to keep it in a good condition and avoid any problems further on in the year. Many people assume that maintenance is only really necessary during winter months where leaky roofs and broken boilers pose the biggest risk. The truth is that summer months also come with their own set of problems which could cost you if left unattended.

Here are some of our best tips to avoid summer problems in...Read more

Top Property Maintenance Tips For Spring

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Now the days are getting longer and spring is officially upon us, it’s a great time to spring clean in preparation for summer.

Here’s our top tips for property maintenance for when you start your spring cleaning.

 

  • Check Your Guttering

Check for loose and leaky gutters to make sure they are ready for any spring showers. Blocked gutters can lead to leaks inside the property and this type of water damage expensive to fix.

 

Midterm Property Inspection – The Essentials

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The purpose of a midterm property inspection is to evaluate the condition of a property during the tenants stay.

If something is wrong with the property, it should be addressed and fixed as soon as possible.

To prepare make sure you write down any questions or topics that you want to discuss with the tenant and ask your tenant(s) to do the same

Why are midterm inspections necessary?

They represent a chance to review the property’s condition, addres...Read more

Show Your Tenants the Love this Valentine’s Day – and All Year Round

Landlord

Since today is Valentine’s Day, we thought it’s a good idea to share appreciation to great tenants.

So, how can you show your appreciation for these great tenants?

Well, the first and foremost thing to do is simply show your gratitude and the simplest way of doing so is to say Thank You!

Say “Thank You” for rent being paid on-time.

Always be responsive

Try to be quick to respond to their queries. Quick responses will help to ease the mind...Read more

Identifying the Ideal Tenant for Your Property

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As a landlord letting a property, finding the right tenant is one of your most important challenges.

Let’s take a look at real life examples and break them down so that you can identify your ideal tenant.

A tenant check or referencing can help identify the right tenant, you may want a short term or long term tenant. Here’s some indicators to look out for.

Short term let tenant indicators:

  • Moving temporarily to in a different area for business ...Read more

mydeposits and Citizens Advice Jersey join forces

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mydeposits Jersey and Citizens Advice Jersey have teamed up to offer Jersey residents with face-to-face support and advice on tenancy deposit protection.

Since the 2 November 2015, landlords and letting agents on the island have complied with their legal obligations and safely protected the deposit money of over 4,000 tenants’ with mydeposits Jersey, the scheme authorised by the States of Jersey to administer tenancy deposit protection.

All landlords, letting agents and tenants ...Read more

Opening Hours over the Festive Period

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During the festive period we will be operating our normal hours of 08:00 - 18:00, Monday to Friday with the exception of the dates below:

  • Monday 26th December 2016 - Closed
  • Tuesday 27th December 2016 - Closed
  • Monday 2nd January 2017 - Closed

During this period you can still join my|deposits Jersey online and manage your deposit protections in your online account using the website.

Wishi...Read more

Winter property care – Top Tips

Landlord

Inevitably, harsher weather and freezing temperatures can have adverse effects on your properties.

Thankfully, there are some things you can do to prevent some damage from occurring, and in this blog, we cover some common, and less common scenarios, which could result in damage.

This guide will help you to understand how the colder weather can affect your property and what actions you can take to both rectify any existing damages and how to prevent them altogether. 

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First anniversary of tenancy deposit protection

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Deposits from over 3,500 tenants have been protected during the first year of the States’ approved tenancy deposit scheme, mydeposits Jersey. Since 2 November 2015, landlords and letting agents have been legally required to protect their tenants’ deposits by placing them in the mydeposits Jersey scheme. Under the law all landlords and agents who take a deposit from their tenant on a new, renewed or varied tenancy agreement must transfer the money to mydeposits within 30 working days of re...Read more