The way we live has changed immeasurably. Eighty years ago, homeowners expected little more than four walls, some windows and a roof. Telephones, hard-wired into an exchange, were a luxury reserved for the very rich, most houses didn’t have indoor plumbing and very few had electricity.
General ‘wear and tear’ is a fact of life when you are letting out properties. Things can sometimes become a little blurry when it comes to knowing what should be covered by you as a landlord, and what are the tenant’s responsibilities.
The final chapter of the housing journey begins when people start trading in large family homes for smaller ones.
What’s more, the right approach can also minimise issues, allowing you to enjoy your free time without worrying about your rental investment.
Having traded up from a flat or a smaller house, the middle of the housing journey is firmly the preserve of families living in large homes.
We’re comfortable talking about first time
buyers, a journey given much scrutiny and much measurement, but we are much less likely to talk about those moving for the first time.