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Living in a HMO for the First Time

Living in a HMO for the First Time

Living in a HMO for the first timeWhen moving into an HMO, you need to be cautious that you will be living with other people. Even though you don’t need to be best friends with the people you live with, you will be...

HMO: The Ultimate Guide for a Landlord or Investor

HMO: The Ultimate Guide for a Landlord or Investor

HMO: The Ultimate Guide for a Landlord or InvestorWhat is HMO investment property?  An HMO stands for House in Multiple Occupation and property is classed as one if you have at least three tenants living in the same...

How to be a Greener Landlord?

How to be a Greener Landlord?

How to be a Greener Landlord?If you’re thinking about renting a property out but wish to make greener choices, there is plenty you can do. Whether it is at the refurbishment stage, energy provider or the final touches...

No Heating – What Should I Do?

No Heating – What Should I Do?

No heating & the landlord hasn't fixed it - what should you do?Sometimes renting can come with its own set of challenges and sometimes those challenges are organising maintenance and repairs to your rental. Whilst...

Should I rent a Room or a Buy to Let first?

Should I rent a Room or a Buy to Let first?

HOW TO FIND A ROOMMATE? Deciding to rent is an exciting time but do you rent a room? Or do you go ahead with renting a buy to let? We’ll run through the main differences between them both and list the pros and cons to...

What’s the biggest stresses as a landlord?

What’s the biggest stresses as a landlord?

What’s the biggest stress for a Landlord?Renting out a property can be difficult and time consuming and then multiple that by 4, 5 or maybe 10 and you can find yourself pulling your hair out (if you have any left). We...

What makes a great HMO room in Crewe

What makes a great HMO room in Crewe

Something we’re often asked at Amana Lettings is how to create attractive rooms for tenants. What are tenants looking for and how do we attract GOOD tenants?! Is it about the communal spaces? Having a separate living...

Paying bills in a HMO!

Paying bills in a HMO!

A-Z OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT - B IS FOR BILLS This week, we’re talking about bills! As standard, bills are included for HMO rooms, so tip number 1 is: Make it clear as to which bills are included within the tenant's...

Do you take holding deposits?

Do you take holding deposits?A few weeks ago, we had a call from one of our landlords - they were asking if we take holding deposits for our HMO rooms. The first stage of applying for a room is getting the prospective...