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Student Tenancies – What you should know as a Landlord

As we welcome in the new month of September we also welcome a new university term! If you’re a long-time student landlord, you will know this feeling very well! However, many landlords will be becoming student landlords for the first time this year and if that’s you then listen up! We have some top tips for our first-time student landlords…  Communication Is Key Being a landlord in general, you must be available and contactable to your tenants. If your tenants have a property related issue they will expect your help and assistance as soon as you can give it – therefore, communication is key! If you are a new landlord to a student property then be prepared to have a number of people within one household messaging you about one issue. A great way to combat this is to establish a lead tenant or some sort of spokesperson for the whole house – therefore you know you won’t have the whole house massaging you about the same thing! It is also important to set out clear guidelines for all student tenancies and make sure you establish concrete deadlines for signing contracts, paying deposits and first rent instalments. Establishing the boundaries […]
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Interior Tips For Creating More Space

Sometimes when you are renting, whether it be a Student Let or Professional Let – you can be stuck for space. Depending on your budget for how much you can afford to rent, sometimes you aren’t always able to rent the amount of space that you may desire, but with a little help from our team here at Prem-Lets, we can help to fix this! Carry on reading for our top tips on maximising the space you have and giving the illusion of a bigger bedroom…    Creating The Illusion Of More Space   Colour Palette   Now when you are renting, we always advise that you check with your landlord BEFORE you go making any major changes! Especially when it comes to paint or wallpaper. Some landlords can give you free reign over switching up the colour scheme, however some prefer if you didn’t. Most of the time, rented properties are kept to neutral tones, such as cream and white, which is great because it gives you a blank canvas to play with! And for more good news – light rooms are fantastic for giving the illusion of more space and large dimensions!    Top Tip: If an all […]
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Make The Most Out Of Your Hallway

First impressions count right? One of the first areas of your house that your guests will see when they arrive is of course your hallway, the entrance into your home. But often enough it is a neglected space that we never really know how maximise the space of. It has the power to set the tone for the entire house so it is worth putting time into. Today we are going to give you some of our tips on making the most out of your hallway in your rented property with Prem-Lets…   How To Make The Most Out Of Your Hallway Space   Embrace The Light   Your hallway is a place where you will find that you get a rather lot of daylight pouring in from your front door and windows, so therefore it is always a good idea to paint it a light colour such as white, nudes and beiges. This will not only look good on the eye but if your hallway is on the small side, it will add the illusion of having more space.    Invest In A Hallway Runner   When people are coming and going walking through the house, the hallway is […]
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Staging Your Property Ready To Let

If you are a landlord then you may have heard the phrase ‘stage your home’ quite a lot on the property scene, and while some people think that it is an unnecessary step to take when you are letting a property as opposed to selling your home, this is simply not true. It all comes down to personal preference. If you wish to add value to the property that you are putting on the market to let, or to try and find your perfect tenant quicker, then it is a great thing to do! Today we are going to give you a helping hand on five simple tips for staging your property ready to let…    5 Tips On Staging Your Property To Let   Work Out Your Budget Prior to the process of beginning to stage your property, the first thing that you should work out is the budget that you are willing to spend. You need to decide whether you are wanting to purchase any new furniture, any complementary trinkets or whether you want to give the property a quick decorate before you begin to take any photographs, so that you have a better idea of how far […]
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Things To Know About Student Housing In Newcastle

As of last year, Newcastle upon Tyne was reported to have the highest rate of student housing in the UK – and it is not hard to see why! The city is a fantastic place for Students to live in while at University – it hosts a collective mix of bars and restaurants, shopping facilities and leisure activities that ensure that there is something that absolutely everyone can enjoy. With friendly locals, accessible public transport links and thriving Universities, you are sure to feel at home right away!    The Benefits Of Student Housing In Newcastle Great Universities   Newcastle has two great main Universities in the city, both Northumbria University and Newcastle University both offering a vast selection of courses. All of our student properties available on Prem-Lets are located perfectly within easy access to both campus’ whether you take public transport or have your own car.    Dining Out   There are so many options for places to eat out with friends when living in Newcastle upon Tyne. From little cafes to upmarket restaurants, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Take a look at some of our recommendations in a handful of areas in the Newcastle region […]
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Making Your Home Energy Efficient

With so much technology at our fingertips these days, we are incredibly lucky for the shortcuts that it provides us with in order to get things done and create maximum comfort for ourselves. For example, it is now possible to control your thermostat while on your way home by using an app on your mobile phone! So there is no wonder why it is so easy to forget about considering the impact you are having on the planet while making jobs twice as easy for yourself, but don’t worry – with our help here at Prem-Lets we are going to share with you some simple tips of advice on what you can do to make your home more energy efficient and eco-friendly…    Energy Efficient Tips    Lower Your Thermostat –   While you are not in your home, adopt the prospect of either lowering your thermostat temperature or turning it off all together. Not only will dropping the levels help to lower your monthly bills but it is using less energy. It is said that reducing your thermostat by 10 to 15 degrees during your working day will save 5% to 15% every year! Lowering your thermostat can also […]
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Plan Your Evening In The North East

If the North East is famous for one thing then it is certainly it’s vibrant nightlife scene! You have your traditional pubs, trendy gin bars, cocktail lounges and many more places available to spend your weekends in the surrounding areas of Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham, perfect for Student or Staff nights out while living in the region. Today we have rounded up a list of our top picks for wining and dining in the North East region…   Newcastle   The Botanist   Situated on Monument Mall, The Botanist if a beautiful bar and kitchen to enjoy a birdseye view overlooking the city centre of Newcastle and the pretty botanical interiors of floral decoration and the most popular snapped roof on Instagram – the fairy light glass ceiling. Here at The Botanist you can sip on delicious Cocktails, taste test flavoured Gins, try out the Craft Ale’s while tucking into the bottomless brunch, lunch and dinner menus to create the perfect evening out in the toon. You can also catch a glimpse of live music and events or take part in your very own cocktail making class with friends!   Pleased To Meet You   Pleased To Meet You have […]
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Taking Care Of Your Rental Property

Whether you are a student renting a property while you are studying away from home, you are renting while working away or you just simply prefer to rent as opposed to buying – it is always important to look after it properly when it is a property that you do not own.   A Spring clean every now and again is healthy for the mind. It is said that cleaning can promote reduced stress and fatigue, and it can help you think more clearly towards tasks that you face throughout the day, with an organised living space bringing an organised mind space. We have put together some easy top tips on things you can do to keep your property in ship-shape because we firmly believe that if you take good care of your home, your home will take good care of you.   Simple Ways To Look After Your Rental   Find Inspiration   Sometimes getting motivated to clean your home can be hard. The overwhelming thought of giving the house a spring clean from top to bottom can take the appeal away before you have even began. However, we have one tip that might just change the game for […]
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A guide to enjoying your professional House Share

  At Prem-Lets we understand that moving into a professional house share can be daunting, but don’t worry, we have tons of ideas to help you with the process! Just remember the best thing about house sharing isn’t just the added point of it being cheaper, but it always provides you with the opportunity to meet new people in your area and in professional house shares, you even meet people with the same sort of lifestyle as yourself, which makes it a whole lot easier.   Choose your housemates carefully If you have the ability to choose your housemates, make sure you focus on things you may clash on. For example, do they smoke? Are their working hours vastly different from your own? Do they seem like organised people? Make sure you are honest about your current lifestyle, what you enjoying doing and your work schedule, as this could all come into account when choosing and looking for a housemate. Just remember, a lot of your potential housemates will be in the same situation as you and work a lot, so they may just want to relax when they get home.   Communicate As soon as you have all moved […]
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How to decorate your rental home for Christmas

Don’t put it off any longer! Just because you live in a rented home, doesn’t mean you can’t decorate your property – here at Prem-Lets we have all the tips and tricks to make your home feel Christmassy without upsetting your landlord by pinning or hammering anything into the wall! These decorative techniques will be a godsend for those of you who can’t risk damaging a wall, carpet or even doorframe.   Fill your home with free standing ornaments If hanging decoration items on the wall is a complete no-no – then opt for little ornaments that can go on table tops. Items such as glittery reindeers, nativity scenes or even festive garlands will go down a treat with your guests this Christmas, and also the landlord as there is zero risk of damage involved!   Think warm and cosy vibes Instead of going all out with the typical Christmas decor, why not just decorate your pad with festive soft furnishings! Especially at this time of year, everyone loves to feel cosy in their home environment. Christmas themed throws and cushions will transform your bare sofa into a warm, festive feeling den. Command hook everything! If you still feel like […]
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