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Russell Cope Lettings

As one of the areas most well respected property agents, the experienced lettings team at Russell Cope are here to help you find the perfect rental property. From viewing to references, inventories to maintenance, make sure that the experience of renting your home through us is as stress-free as possible.

Russell Cope Landlord Services

We use the latest technology. We attract the right tenants. We make the right choice. We support your needs. Russell Cope offer a range of flexible services for landlords which are designed to help keep a complex area very simple.

Russell Cope Sales

if you want to sell your property to reliable, buyers, then look no further. Our local property experts are here to help and support you throughout the sales process, providing helpful and useful advice. Our powerful marketing package ensures the best possible awareness of your property and we match up the most suitable buyers for your needs, offering you the best all-round service.

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Latest Property News

Tenant not paying rent because I don’t have consent to let

I am and a landlord and currently completing eviction orders on a tenant who has not paid his rent in 3 months. A section 21 and section8 have been issued. The tenants defense for non payment is the following: I do not have consent to let my property (which I am currently working on with......

Good news for landlords as cheaper buy-to-let mortgage deals become available

The number of buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages available on the market is on the rise, with cheaper rates also becoming available to landlords. In recent years, there has been a healthy rise in the number of BTL mortgages on offer, up from 476 two years ago to 745 today, the figures show. Also noted in the......

Subletting and deposit protection dilemma

I need some help to get my head around this subletting and deposit protection scenario please.  The landlord (person A) rents a flat to a tenant (person B) on an AST and protects the deposit correctly. However, the tenant then decides to move out and sublet the entire flat to another person (person C), and takes......

Does a deposit need protecting for subletting?

I was wondering you could shed some light on the above matter. I am aware the deposits received for AST’s need to be protected into a scheme. However where one sublets a property to a tenant where there is no formal agreement apart from an email, does the deposit still need to be protected? Many......

Best way to buy and sell investment property?

What is the best way to sell (or buy) a buy to let property these days? My thoughts on this have evolved in recent years, mainly due to the the speed at which the buy-to-let market has become more and more established. So here’s a question for you to ponder …. Does buying a tenanted......

Should we offer longer term tenancies?

Hello everyone, This is the second question I have asked here, thank you for all the fantastic responses last time.  Watching the recent national political debates and attending local political debates there has been mention a few times of forcing landlords to offer longer term tenancies, I have heard three, four and even five year......

Paul Shamplina helps landlord evict bankrupt Pete Burns

A landlord claims to have suffered a mental breakdown due to the stress of renting to the former singer of 80s group Dead or Alive Pete Burns. The bankrupt singer was evicted from his London flat today after failing to pay more than £34,000 in rent. Paul Shamplina founder of Landlord Action, the landlords legal......

Death of a Tenant

My Tenant since 23.07.2007 has died unexpectedly in hospital. He had recently married at the beginning of this year, but without his pension his wife will probably unable to continue to pay the rent beyond his meager savings, which she could take several months to inherit.  I could down size the flat to assist this......

Half of over 40s considering Buy to Let property as a retirement plan

OVER half of those saving towards their retirement say they would consider investing or are already investing in buy-to-let properties to increase their retirement income, according to new research. A national survey of 915 retirement savers aged 40 or over, found that 8% are already investing in buy-to-let property, while another 45% said that...

Heat Genius, Good Investment?

I have been a landlord for approximately 3 years.  I have a question about a possible investment, it’s a remote controlled heating system which enables the user to heat up specific locations in the household, as opposed to the whole household simultaneously. It’s supposed to save the user money in the long term (& apparently......

Stamp duty on transfers between spouses

I have owned a property jointly with my husband since 1995. We transferred the mortgage from residential to buy to let in 2002 and now have 3 BTL properties in our portfolio.  My husband is 69 and to remortgage the property we agreed that it will be transferred into my name. Advice from our mortgage......

Need advice on student investment in Lincoln

I’m brand new to property letting and I am contemplating buying a 3 bed terrace or house in Lincoln with a view to renting this out to students on a per room arrangement, I want to know can I do this ? Do I need additional permission from my lender ? Do I need to......

Management company and redress scheme

I wonder if anyone has had a similar issue and can confirm how their local authority has acted (or advised) in relation to whether the redress scheme applies to landlord owned management companies. We own a company to manages our flats (and only our flats) which are let through the council to people in need......

Late, unexpected and excessive service charges

I own a 2 bed flat with a managing agent of the building based up in Nottingham. I receive invoices twice a year for 6 months worth of payments in advance for the management/maintenance of the building (12 flats and 3 business units). The quality of service from this organisation has been appalling with hardly......

Innovative Buy to Let loans

Albert Einstein has many famous quotes and I am quite fond of this one: “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”. This is particularly true of the buy to let market right now and here are a couple of statistics to demonstrate opportunity: Gross buy to let mortgage advances grew by 23% in 2014, compared......

Advice required on removing tenant who called the police!

Joint tenants signed 6 month AST, before the 6 months were up (November time) the couple broke up and the wife remained in the property. The husband was asked to write to me expressing his wishes to be removed from the AST, he never did. After the 6 months the wife stayed in the property......

Evictions – It’s a messy business!

Last week I attended an eviction in East London with the Channel 5 film crew in tow.  This was not an ordinary case; the arrears were in excess of £20k as a result of rent not being paid for over 2 ½ years. The landlord was based overseas and had passed his portfolio of properties......

Legionella risk assessment update please

I can see this was discussed last year but thought I would start a new thread rather than resurrect the old thread where the advice and guidance may now be out of date. The agents of my 3 bed residential rental property have just written to me to advise that “ACOP L8 now applies to......

Rent money paid but letting agent cannot find it?

This is a strange one ,my Tenant has paid the letting agent, so she told me so I asked for bank statements to prove this story and from that I see she has paid. But the letting agent says she is in arrears by£1534.45, so they will not pay me. They say her Bank did......

The legal duties and responsibilities re a Leaseholder’s Information Form

I am trying to ascertain the area and extent of the responsibility for the completion and assessment of this document and not finding it easy. The Leaseholders Information Form (LIF) is completed by a vendor and so far as I understand matters must answer honestly and has a duty to inform their solicitor of any......