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Private Landlords Supporting Stockton (PluSS)

07 Aug

PLuSS is an association run by landlords and agents in Stockton-on-Tees together with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. Our aim is to ensure all private rented properties in the Borough are well managed and of high quality and to do this by working together, raising standards by helping one another. We are playing our part in tackling anti-social behaviour and crime in…

Stockton On Tees August 2019

23 Aug

Great North City Games 2019 An established highlight in an action-packed sporting weekend, the Great North City Games is staged the day before Britain’s biggest running event, the Simply health Great North Run. For the first time in 2019 the Great North City Games will come to Tees Valley, where thousands are expected to enjoy this incredible spectacle in the heart…

Tax Sins

16 Aug

Ever heard that tax can be taxing? Well there are seven common mistakes that experts see time and time again. Here we will let you know about them and give you more advice. Splitting Rental Income Incorrectly –              Partners who own properties jointly need to take caution when splitting their rental income between them on their tax returns. Couples…

Festival of Thift / Middlesbrough Town Meal

16 Aug

Looking for something to do in the Tees Valley? Look no further than the festival of thrift over at Kirkleatham museum, Redcar. In its sixth year. The festival of thrift was first set up in 2013 over at Lingfield point, Darlington. The festival was an instant success and has grown every year since. With stalls ranging from home and craft,…

Selective Licensing

16 Aug

A national register of landlords has been proposed in a report regarding selective licencing. After looking at the proposal, the RLA is sceptical regarding it as they believe it could end up ‘harming’ those it is trying to help. The proposal states that private landlords pay to join a national register available to the public, however the RLA worries that…

Neighbour Disputes

16 Aug

Just like your family, you don’t get to choose who moves next door to you- whether it be a tenant or a home owner, there is a strong chance at some point neighbours will have a disagreement. As a landlord it can be a tricky situation to deal with. With regards to RLA guidelines it is a grey area whether…

Beware: Deposit Scams!

12 Apr

Between December 2018 and February 2019 there have been 28 reports of fraudsters pretending to be online landlords. Prospective tenants have been scammed out £19,000+ (The Government Action Fraud Body).  The scammers pretend to be landlords of properties advertised online, informing prospective tenants they must pay a deposit in order to secure the property. Prospective tenants are told the money…

Housing Growth in Middlesbrough

12 Nov

The population of Middlesbrough is growing all the time and this can only mean one thing. More houses, more houses and more houses!! This will attract new people to our town and also ensure natives don’t move out for other jobs/housing. The brochure entitled ‘Middlesbrough – Housing Growth’, presented at the Riverside Stadium lists 59 housing sites. Some of these new…

Landlords – How to decorate your buy to let property?

17 Sep

Kings First Blog! As you can see we have renovated our new website! With this we thought it was only fitting we started our new blog “keeping up with kings” with a guide for landlords on how to decorate your rental property! We understand that landlords don’t want to invest greatly on just decorating the property however with rental market…

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