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Jersey dispute workshop highlights

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Suzy Hershman, Head of Dispute Resolution at mydeposits and Arezu Khoshnevissan, mydeposits Business Development Team Manager, visited Jersey early last month to host a workshop for 20 Jersey-based letting agents. It was a great opportunity to share experiences and for us to get your feedback on the issues that matter most to you in Jersey.

 

Find out more in our Q&A with Suzy …

 

Could families be your ideal tenants?

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Despite the perceived risk by many landlords, new research from the National Landlords Association (NLA) suggests that families could be ideal tenants.

Landlords were questioned about the time they spend on property management, business administration and the time taken to respond and deal with maintenance requests in their property.

 

The results

The survey suggests that landlords renting to families and young couples spend on average ...Read more

Our tips for letting to student tenants

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For landlords, letting to students can lead to good rental yields and straightforward annual contracts but it is important to get this right from the start.

New student tenants moving in?

  1. Choose the right agreement. Will you be issuing a Single or Joint Tenancy agreement? This means different liabilities and responsibilities for the tenants so ensure that tenants are clear on your expectations in the property.
  2. Conduct a thorough check...Read more

Keep your property and tenants safe

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With the weather heating up, and windows and doors being left open, opportunistic thieves are on the lookout for easy targets. As a landlord, there are various measures you can take to secure your property and protect your tenants.

Burglaries are uncommon, but most burglaries take place through doors and open windows.

So what can you do to protect your property?

Burglar alarms

It is not a legal requirement to have a burglar alarm in a property,...Read more

Harmonious holiday season – our top tips

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With the countdown to Christmas nearly at an end, it is a good time to consider any potential festive fallout with your tenants and property this season. With forward planning and communication, you can ensure that you all have a harmonious holiday season.

 

Make sure that your property is prepared for winter

 

It is extremely important to ensure that your property is prepared for the harsh winter weather, especially over Christmas and into...Read more

Taking care of your property this winter

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Winter is coming! With the temperature starting to change it is important to make sure that your property is well prepared for the coming winter months.

To stop your property succumbing to harsh winter weather take a look at our top property care tips.

 

Inspect your roof and guttering

 

Strong winter winds can have a detrimental effect on the quality and structure of your roof, such as exposing loose tiles, cladding and even causing damage resulting ...Read more

Are you keeping your tenants informed?

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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.

 

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