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The Application Form You should always use a comprehensive Tenancy Application Form when taking on a new tenant. You need a completed application for each adult tenant in the property. The Tenancy application form is a very important starting point for any...
Risk Assessment: Updated September 2017 Letting agents and landlords are obliged by law to carry out checks for legionnaire’s disease between tenancies, and if necessary, take action. A written risk assessment is the best way to show that this has...
Data Protection: What to communicate in your GDPR compliant privacy notice Landlords and letting agents with their own websites should be aware that their business must have a privacy policy and include a Privacy Notice on the website. This must comply...
Credit Score: Landlords rely on credit scores, among other things, when selecting and verifying their new tenants. This article on credit scores gives an insight into what's involved when we check our personal credit scores, and what we all need...
End of an AST: Questions: What happens when an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) comes to an end? Will the tenant have to leave or does she need to sign a new agreement? What if a tenant wants to leave early?...
Ending a Tenancy: Ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy must be handled with care. For landlords and tenants its very important to follow the rules exactly as the law requires, otherwise costly delays are likely. Most tenancies end amicably with the tenant...
Landlords often buy flats which are either Leasehold or Shared Freehold. What are these tenures and what should landlords look out for in these different forms of ownership? Leasehold is one of three forms of tenure (property/land ownership) almost exclusively...
Section 21 Notices: Tessa Shepperson of Landlord Law has set out here very clearly the new rules affecting the Section 21 process and the key points you should be aware of when serving s21 notices. It’s very important that landlords...
Pets in Lets: It’s the age-old debate between landlords and tenants. Should a landlord allow a tenant to rent their property if they have a pet? If we look at the ‘No pets allowed’ plastered over every advert and a...
Assured Shorthold Tenancy: Under new rules introduced over the last couple of years, setting up a “bullet-proof” AST in 2018 is a bigger challenge that in the past, but it need not be all that difficult if you know exactly...