Renting out residential property

Buy to let has experienced a resurgence in recent years, not least due to low interest rates which make savings less attractive. Whether you've just invested in a single property to rent out or you're a professional landlord, it's vital that the correct procedures are in place to protect your interests.

Choosing the right tenant goes a long way towards making your life easier. Making an inventory and using the relevant tenancy agreement will help to establish terms from the outset. Ensure that deposits are dealt with correctly, arrangements are made in advance for rent payments and provide an energy performance certificate. Also consider your obligations as a landlord with regards to safety, particularly when it comes to multiple occupation tenancies.