55 Posts by Diarmid Sloan

Elevate in May: Bank reconciliation and deletion of charge schedules
Elevate in May: Bank reconciliation and deletion of charge schedules

Here are some of the features, improvements, and bug fixes we shipped in May.


Elevate in April: Maintenance job details and CSV exports
Elevate in April: Maintenance job details and CSV exports

Here are some of the features, improvements, and bug fixes we shipped in April.


How to increase the occupancy rate of your rental properties
How to increase the occupancy rate of your rental properties

If you have a property – or multiple properties – to rent, you know how important it is to keep your quality tenants. Ideally, they’ll be communicative, and take care of your property. Unfortunately, keeping quality tenants isn’t the only problem...


New BTL Landlords Advised To Get To Know Tenants
New BTL Landlords Advised To Get To Know Tenants

Research by Upad has shown that one of the biggest pieces of advice that experienced landlords would give is to get to know tenants, even when using a letting agent. However, the most common advice was concerned with finances. More...


How To Make The Most Of Your Properties For The Year Ahead
How To Make The Most Of Your Properties For The Year Ahead

Increasing the rental value of your properties is the most effective way to squeeze the most from your investments. You can increase the rental value with some outlay, or simply just some quick thinking. This guest post is from Siobhan O’Reilly,...


5 ways to inexpensively furnish your buy-to-let property
5 ways to inexpensively furnish your buy-to-let property

A buy-to-let property is bought for the sole purpose of letting it out to other tenants. And though choosing to furnish it may initially take more time, effort and money, there are many reasons why this can be beneficial in the...


5 things to consider when becoming a landlord

Despite some tax and legislative knock-backs, the private rented sector is booming, and provides a potentially valuable source of income for new landlords. But becoming a landlord for the first time can be daunting. There’s a lot to consider, and...


5 mistakes new tenants make (and how to avoid them)

You may think you know how to rent but London’s lettings market is fast-paced, competitive and can catch you off guard. In this guest blog from Gordon & Co,  they outline a guide to renting property will help you avoid making basic...


Landlords, complete these seasonal maintenance tasks this summer
Landlords, complete these seasonal maintenance tasks this summer

Summer has truly been in full swing this year, with record-breaking weather and a heatwave to rival 1976. With such extreme temperatures seen this year so far (who remembers the Beast from the East?), seasonal maintenance is essential for landlords....


New HMO laws come into force
New HMO laws come into force

This guest post from Garratts Solicitors looks at what the recent changes in HMO laws mean for agents. New HMO regulations have come into force from the beginning of this month, with the intention to “protect private renters against bad and overcrowded...


5 inexpensive ways to add value to your rental property
5 inexpensive ways to add value to your rental property

Despite what you might think, increasing the value of your rental property doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are a number of simple yet cost-effective ways to achieve a higher return on your investment. In this guest post from Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord...


What is classed as fair wear and tear?
What is classed as fair wear and tear?

Often, costly landlord-tenant disputes arise as a direct result of differing interpretations of what exactly is classed as ‘fair’ wear and tear. Fair wear and tear is a hot topic for debate, but a clear definition of what is reasonable is...