The title of this blog post may be a bit of a misnomer. That's because it's not the annual testing of landlords, of course, but rather the tests landlords of HMOs should be carrying out on an annual basis to ensure their properties are habitable for tenants. Indeed some of these tests are statutory and if not carried out could lead to a fine and removal of the HMO licence. Others may be non-mandatory but they’re still advisable - for your own peace of mind as well as that of the tenants.
The short answer to the question “Do I need an agent to rent out my property?” is “No.” There is no legal requirement to advertise or supervise the renting of your HMO in Oxford via a third person. But often it’s so much easier to do so. That’s because there is a lot more to think about when it comes to being a landlord than simply the legal implications.
Buying an investment property can be one of the most exciting things that you do. In fact, we find that lots of people become addicted to buying properties not only for the excitement of the purchase, but also for the great income you can get when you find the right property. So how do you know if you've found the right property?
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