Whether you’re an experience landlord or just starting out there will be times when you need some help.  Our Landlord’s Handbook is not a substitute for legal advice but could provide the information and guidance you need.

Becoming a landlord

Anyone who rents out a house or a room is a landlord and while most landlords in Newcastle may only own one or two properties they still have responsibilities.

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Getting your property ready to rent

You need to make sure your house is in good condition before renting it to a tenant. This can take some time and effort but both you and your tenant will benefit.

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Creating an inventory

Now that your house is ready it’s time to protect your property by creating an inventory.

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Rent and Deposits

Once you’ve got your house ready, all your safety certificates in place and created an inventory it’s time to think about rent and deposits.

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Choosing a tenant

Now your property’s ready and you’ve decided how much rent and deposit to charge it’s time to find a new tenant.  Choosing the right person to live in your house is the key to a successful landlord tenant relationship. 

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Your Tenancy Agreement

Once you’ve chosen a tenant and carried out all the checks you will need to give them a Tenancy Agreement before they move into your property. This is a legal contract between you and your tenant.

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Managing a tenancy

Managing a tenancy can seem a little daunting but by following these simple guidelines you will be able to build and maintain a good relationship with your tenant.

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Ending a tenancy

You and your tenant can agree to end a tenancy at any time. If you want to end the tenancy and the tenant doesn’t agree you must serve notice advising them of your intentions.

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Managing an empty property

If your property is empty for any period of time you need to make sure it is safe.

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