24 episodes

The North London rental market is the focus of Your Lettings Journey. Romesh Muthiah and Rachel Circus will keep local landlords up to date with the ever-changing rules and regulations, and show how they relate to the local market. 

Jargon-free and littered with personal stories and anecdotes, this weekly podcast is informative and fun! Whether you’re a new or experienced landlord, this podcast will definitely help with Your Lettings Journey.

If you enjoy the content, please follow, share with your friends, leave a rating and…… tune in every Friday!

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The North London rental market is the focus of Your Lettings Journey. Romesh Muthiah and Rachel Circus will keep local landlords up to date with the ever-changing rules and regulations, and show how they relate to the local market. 

Jargon-free and littered with personal stories and anecdotes, this weekly podcast is informative and fun! Whether you’re a new or experienced landlord, this podcast will definitely help with Your Lettings Journey.

If you enjoy the content, please follow, share with your friends, leave a rating and…… tune in every Friday!

    S2 E5 The Ins and Outs of Tenant Deposits: From Protection to Claims

    S2 E5 The Ins and Outs of Tenant Deposits: From Protection to Claims

    In this episode of Your Letting Journey, we're shining a spotlight on the importance of deposit protection. 

    Discover why safeguarding your tenant's deposit is essential, and the potential pitfalls if it's not properly secured. We share real-life experiences and encounters with deposit protection in the ever-challenging property realm. 🗝️📋
    But it doesn't stop there! We explore the intricate details of inventories, claims, and the consequences of neglecting to register a deposit. 📦💥 

    We address burning questions, including the penalties that landlords could face for failing to secure their tenant's deposit. 🚫📢
    This journey isn't just for landlords; we're equipping tenants with strategies to protect their interests. Learn why a comprehensive inventory is crucial when moving in and moving out. 📝🧹
    Lastly, we navigate through the complexities of tenant deposit claims, offering valuable tips and anecdotes. Discover the importance of safeguarding your deposit against damage, not rent arrears. 🛠️🔍 

    We also delve into common disputes over cleaning and provide insights on presenting robust evidence for your claim. 💡💼
    Whether you're a landlord or a tenant, this episode is a treasure trove of knowledge that could transform your tenancy journey. 🌄🎧
    Catch the full podcast episode at Listen Here 🎙️ and Watch Here 📺 #YourLettingsJourney #DepositProtection #TenantsRights
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    • 39 min
    S2 E4 - Unlocking Tenant Relations: Secrets to Seamless Checkouts and Beyond

    S2 E4 - Unlocking Tenant Relations: Secrets to Seamless Checkouts and Beyond

    In this episode, we're diving deep into property checkouts and the art of maintaining excellent tenant relations. Here's a quick overview of what you can expect:
    1. Smooth Checkouts 101:
    Learn how to prepare in advance and set clear expectations for smooth checkouts.Discover the power of documentation in the deposit claims process and maintaining positive tenant relationships.Hear a real-life story about how effective communication saved the day during a delayed deposit return.2. Third-Party Checkouts & Sherlock-ing:
    Explore the role of third-party inventory checkers in ensuring impartiality during checkouts.Understand the importance of thorough property inspections and detailed documentation.Get insights from a tenant's paint job mishap, resolved through open communication.3. Handling Tenant Damage Like a Pro:
    Delve into factors like tenancy length and tenant demographics in navigating damage claims.Gain clarity on deposit schemes and depreciation lists used in property management.Uncover the truth about the life expectancy of paint and carpets, especially in high-traffic areas.Ready for the Full Episode?
    Pour yourself a cup of coffee ☕ and immerse yourself in the complete episode on https://yourlettingsjourney.buzzsprout.com/. Prefer visuals? Check out the video version on our YouTube channel.
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    • 35 min
    S2 E3 - Tenant Transition Mastery: Navigating Notices and Elevating Your EPC Game

    S2 E3 - Tenant Transition Mastery: Navigating Notices and Elevating Your EPC Game

    Welcome back, dear listeners, to another exciting episode of Your Letting's Journey! ☕
    In today's episode, we embark on an enlightening journey through the intricacies of managing tenant notices and deciphering the ever-evolving world of EPC regulations. Join me and Rachel as we shed light on these crucial aspects of property management. 🕵️‍♀️🏡
    🔐 Unlocking the Secrets:
    We kick off by demystifying the confusion surrounding recent U-turns on EPCs and boiler replacement schemes. Together, we'll navigate the transition process when a tenant decides to move on. Get ready for some golden tips on examining the tenancy agreement and determining if your tenant has outgrown your property. 🗂️🔍
    💥 Avoiding Disputes:
    Avoiding disputes at the end of tenancies is an art, and we've got the palette! From the importance of inventories to evaluating the property's condition, we provide invaluable insights that will save you from unnecessary confrontations. Brace yourself for the contentious issue of cleaning costs at the end of a tenancy – we even debate whether it's worth pursuing! 💸🧹
    🛠️ Property Turnover & Maintenance:
    We dive deep into the world of property turnover and maintenance, discussing strategies for managing viewings, the art of delaying new contracts until the old tenant vacates, and considerations for property upgrades. Learn how to conduct pre-exit inspections and align tenant expectations for a smooth transition. 🏗️🏠
    🎨 Property Presentation:
    Presentation matters! We explore the differences between block viewings and open viewings and why it's vital to plan for prospective tenants arriving late. Discover the power of getting to know your potential tenants and why the existing tenant can be a goldmine of information. Plus, we emphasize the importance of how your property is presented online. 🌟💻
    📝 Inspections & Expectations:
    From pre-exit inspections to in-depth discussions on tenancy agreements, we cover it all. Tenants need to understand the rules set out in the agreement, from repairs to damage and everything in between. We even tackle the challenge of matching paint colours and why it's essential to remove unauthorized shelves or nails. 🧰🎨
    So, dear listeners, strap in and get ready for an insightful journey through tenant notices, EPC changes, and much more. Don't forget to join us in our next episode as we dive into checkouts, deposits, and the ongoing debates surrounding them. 🎉🔑
    Tune in now and let the journey continue! 🎧🏞️
    #YourLettingJourney #LandlordTips #PropertyManagement #TenantNotices #EPCRegulations #PodcastEpisode #PropertyTurnover #Maintenance #PropertyPresentation #RentalInspections #Expectations
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    • 40 min
    S2 E2 - Mastering Property Management: From Fire Safety Regulations to Contractor Relations

    S2 E2 - Mastering Property Management: From Fire Safety Regulations to Contractor Relations

    Welcome back to Season 2, Episode 2 of Your Letting Journey, your trusted resource for navigating the complexities of property management. In this episode, we delve into two crucial aspects: landlord fire safety regulations and property maintenance.
    Episode Highlights:
    1. 🔥 Landlord Fire Safety Regulations and Maintenance (Duration: 7 minutes)
    Explore the upcoming fire safety regulations effective from October 1st.Understand the implications for landlords with properties holding two or three flats.Learn why maintaining your property is paramount.Gain insights into effectively handling maintenance requests and tenant expectations.Discover the art of budgeting for maintenance while keeping tenants content.2. 🛠️ Finding and Maintaining Good Contractors for Landlords 
    Get valuable tips on leveraging word-of-mouth referrals.Understand the necessity of contractor insurance.Learn how to foster strong and lasting relationships with contractors.Recognise the signs that it's time to part ways with an underperforming contractor.3. 🚨 Managing Contractors and Handling Emergencies 
    Identify when it's time to transition from a contractor who isn't meeting expectations.Ensure tenant comfort and security during contractor visits.Spot indicators of subpar workmanship and know how to respond.Navigate emergency situations with confidence.4. ⚙️ Issues With Contractors and Maintenance 
    Exercise due diligence when selecting contractors.Effectively manage expectations in situations where tenants lose their keys.Gain insights from real-life stories of contractors falling short.Understand how strong interpersonal skills can be a game-changer.Tackle the sometimes-stressful checkout process head-on.5. 📣 Noise Issues and Action on A10 
    Uncover the issue of a noisy car park on the A10 and the need for prompt action.Get a sneak peek into our next episode.Don't miss out on this treasure trove of property management wisdom! Tune in now to the latest episode of Your Letting Journey.
    Listen to the full episode and watch it on our YouTube channel here.
    #PropertyManagement #MaintenanceMatters #LandlordLife #YourLettingsJourney
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    • 31 min
    S2 E1 - The Art of Inspections: Navigating Property Checks as a Landlord

    S2 E1 - The Art of Inspections: Navigating Property Checks as a Landlord

    Welcome to Your Lettings Journey, where we're about to embark on a knowledge-packed rollercoaster ride through the world of property inspections! 🎢✨
    Buckle up, fellow landlords, as we unravel the essentials, from the ABCs to the intricate legalities of property inspections that will have you navigating this realm like a seasoned pro. 📋🔍
    But before we dive into the nitty-gritty, let's talk about our adventurous week. We've faced some challenges, from tenant extensions to nail-biting rent negotiations, reaffirming the undeniable importance of regular property inspections. That's right, folks! Regular inspections can unlock hidden potential and elevate your property's rent. 💰💼
    But we're not just here to tease you with benefits. No, we're your guides through this entire process, making sense of the jargon and legal mazes like the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1985 and the Defective Premises Act of 1972. 🕵️‍♂️📜
    Building strong tenant relationships and open lines of communication are key. We'll show you how addressing potential issues early can prevent them from snowballing into bigger headaches. ☎️🏠
    Now, let's shed light on a serious topic: fire safety in rentals. Plus, we'll emphasize the importance of maintaining written records to dodge potential claims. 💥🚒
    Why conduct inspections, you ask? Compliance, safety, responsible tenancy, and nurturing healthy relationships are just a few reasons. If you're thinking of cutting back on inspections, think again! 🤔
    Tune in now, and we'll arm you with actionable insights and practical tips to transform your property management game. 🛠️🏘️ Don't miss this opportunity to level up your landlord skills!
    #YourLettingsJourney #PropertyInspectionsDemystified #LandlordLifeHacks
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    • 40 min
    Season 2 Kick-off: Navigating Enfield's Property Market and More!

    Season 2 Kick-off: Navigating Enfield's Property Market and More!

    🎙️ Season 2 is here! 🎉 Welcome back to Your Lettings Journey, the podcast that brings the latest insights to landlords in Enfield and beyond. I'm Kez, and I'm Rachel, and together we put the sales and lettings into Belvoir Sales and Lettings Enfield.
    🌆 Back to Basics: This season, we're focusing on Enfield and its surroundings, bringing you local insights and expert opinions. Whether you're a seasoned landlord or just starting your journey, we've got you covered.
    🏡 Topical Topics: We've got some fantastic topics lined up for this season, including maintenance challenges, renters' reform, HMOs, pets in properties, and more. We'll dive deep into these subjects, giving you the knowledge to thrive in the changing property landscape.
    🏘️ Meet the New Host: We're thrilled to introduce our new co-host, Kaz Roberts, the Lettings Manager at Belvoir Enfield. With her local expertise and South African flair, you can expect some lively discussions and the occasional pronunciation adventure.
    🔥 Hot Topics: This week, we're tackling the tricky task of rental increases. Kez faces the challenge of balancing landlord expectations with market realities, while Rachel navigates the fine line of rent increases with moving tenants. It's all about finding that perfect equilibrium.
    💡 Get Involved: We love hearing from our listeners! If you have any topics you'd like us to cover or questions you need answers to, drop us an email at yourlettingsjourney@gmail.com.
    👂 Subscribe and Share: Don't forget to hit that subscribe button and share our podcast with your friends. Your support means the world to us!
    Enjoy the season ahead, and let's embark on this exciting journey together. 💪🏠 #YourLettingsJourney #Season2KickOff
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    • 6 min

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