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First Time Landlord Guide

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Practical Guide ALL New & Accidental Landlords Should Read Straight Away!

Who are the authors of the First Time Landlord Guide. Meet AVENUE Property Management and Lettings, we are landlords ourselves with a portfolio of properties for over 15 years and we cover Porthcawl, Bridgend and surrounding areas. 


We help keep landlords up to date with legislation to safeguard their business investment and this is one of the reasons why we have created a series of Landlord HELP guides.

If you're a first time or an accidental landlord download the FREE First Time Landlord Guide now. 

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We work with first-time landlords with a single property to seasoned professionals with a property portfolio... but there is no getting away from it – being a landlord involves a lot of work.

With an abundance of things to think about, we have prepared the guide to give self-managing landlords a firm idea of the things they need to know and do before opening the doors to tenants, what to do during the tenancy and also the steps at the end of a tenancy.

We want to ensure landlords are up to date with legislation and are safe in the ever-shifting climate we currently find ourselves in, so download the FREE First Time Landlord Guide now.

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Rent Smart Wales | Gas Safety Certificates | EPCs | Deposit Protection...

There are MANY important things you need to do as a first time landlord which are required by LAW

Our industry alone has seen a lot of changes this year and it’s important to keep up to date with these changes to legislation.

I know that being a first time or accidental landlord can be daunting.  Keeping up to date with all the legislation, it can be time consuming, but our industry is full of minute details, and these are where we can get tripped up… we can work with you or you can download our FREE First Time Landlord Guide for self-managing landlords.

It pays to get it right the first time so you can carry on managing your property with confidence.

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Meet The A-Team

We are landlords ourselves with a portfolio of properties for over 15 years before establishing AVENUE Property. We are an independent family run property management and letting agent based in Well Street, Porthcawl and cover Porthcawl, Bridgend and the surrounding areas.

We help landlords to make sure their property is compliant and significantly lower the chance of risk and fines - with our guides and checklists!

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How We Do It...

The first stages of letting a property are the busiest and potentially the most stressful.

With an abundance of things to think about, we have prepared a guide to give landlords a firm idea of some of the things they need to know and do before opening their doors to tenants.

In this guide, we show you what you need to look out for, and what you need to be compliant. Just go through the guide step by step.

And it's complimentary for any first time self-managing landlords!

  • Steps to Landlord Success

  • Landlords and the Law

  • Landlord Questions

  • Landlord Answers


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There were some points in the guide that I didn't know about and now Avenue take that worry off my mind about keeping up to date with legislation.

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The guide is free - download it - I use it as a reference and I found the Avenue girls really helpful.

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Avenue have taken over the management of my properties and they have already spotted issues that I should have picked up on.

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I saw the first time landlord guide on Facebook and didn't think I would need it but I was wrong - I now use Avenue to manage my houses.


There is so much legislation, I didn't know where to start and that's one of the reasons why I'm using Avenue.

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I download the guide and I found it really useful - It made me realise how easy it is to miss important steps.

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What happens if I get it wrong?

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Here's a few examples...

What happens if I am not compliant

Rent Smart Wales: 

Failure to register or providing false or misleading information on your Rent Smart Wales registration is an offence which could lead to: 

  • A fixed penalty notice of up to £150

  • Prosecution and unlimited fines

  • Rent repayment order

  • Rent stopping order; and 

  • Your ability to secure possession of the property being restricted

Gas Safety Certificate:

As a landlord you have duties under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 to arrange maintenance by a Gas Safe registered engineer for all pipe work, appliances and flues, which you own and have provided for use.

The Health and Safety Executive gives gas safety a high priority and will take the appropriate action to ensure compliance with the regulations.


This could result in a

  • substantial fine

  • and/or a custodial sentence

Failure to protect a deposit:

Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP) legislation currently applies to England and Wales where the tenancy is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST).


Failure to comply with the TDP legislation and you could be ordered to:

  • Return the deposit back to the tenant

  • Penalty fine of up to 3 x the deposit value as compensation to the tenant

  • Affect your ability to serve notice for possession

Not sure where to start?
We can help you.

There are an abundance of things to think about when you are letting out your property
and it pays to get it right the first time.

Download the free guide or get in touch with us today

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