Helen Beaumont from Essendon Tax Consultancy will be sharing her expertise with local landlords and property developers at this month’s Northamptonshire Property Social on Monday 21 May at the Cheyne Walk Club in Northampton. 
 
 
Do you have a property that is ready to rent but you’re unsure who you want to rent too? Making the decision of whether you want to rent to students or professionals can often be quite a difficult decision to make so here are some pros and cons … 
 
 
Many Landlords and/or property investors are unsure on whether furnishing a property is a good or a bad idea, and the answer is … there isn’t one! But here are a few positives and negatives to try and help you make up your mind... 
If you have a property and are considering turning this into either serviced accommodation or a HMO, here are a few things you should consider. 
 
Firstly, let us explain the difference between serviced accommodation and a HMO. 
 
Serviced accommodation is fully furnished, short or long-term accommodation with facilities similar to a hotel. For example; room service, laundry rooms, recreational rooms etc. A HMO is where multiple tenants live in separate rooms in a house together, often sharing a toilet, bathroom, living space, kitchen etc. with the other tenants. 
Are you thinking about letting your property?  
 
Here are the 10 most important letting rules and regulations you need to know… 
 
1. Gas Safety 
You must have A Gas Safety check carried out every 12 months to ensure that all of the gas appliances are in a safe working order. This needs to be carried out by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. 
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