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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Letting

The Immigration Bill received its Royal Assent on the 14th May 2014, making way for a series of reforms which are designed to ensure an immigration system which is fairer to British citizens and legitimate migrants and tougher on...
Should landlord insist on renewing fixed term tenancies or allow them to lapse into periodic tenancies? In essence a tenancy is the right to possess and occupy land belonging to another. A tenancy gives the occupier a legal interest in...
Some Key Issues facing Landlords in 2013-14 were discussed with an audience of landlord / investors recently. Tom Entwistle editor at LandlordZONE® gave a seminar at the Property Investor Show held at the Excel Centre, London 11/12 October 2013. This is...
Tenants sometimes find out after they have moved in – not all landlords are created equal. In the immortal words of Bob Dylan, tenants crave proper treatment: Dear landlord Please don’t put a price on my soul My burden is heavy My dreams...

Credit Checks

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Credit Checks are just one part of the process of screening or verifying tenants before you make a decision to rent to that person. Landlords and agents should develop a systematic process which they carry out to the letter...
What is Forfeiture? When a business tenant is in rent arrears or is in serious breach of the lease terms, then the commercial landlord will in most cases have the right to forfeit - the right to summarily end the...
Commercial Break Clauses in a Business Lease - What is a Break Clause? This is a clause in a lease agreement giving the landlord or tenant or both the right, under specified circumstances, to terminate the lease agreement, before its...
Sub-letting leasehold - I want to rent out my leasehold flat but the managing agent says the freeholder won’t allow it. I know that other flats in the block are rented out, so what can I do? Landlords usually...
Squatters Rights - Someone has occupied my property for some time without my permission. Can they claim good title through Squatter's Rights (adverse possession) ? This all depends on if they meet the legal tests: the length of time they have...
When considering using a guarantor, what points should I look out for? Guarantor (Surety) Agreement When Considering a Guarantor landlords should decide if there are any doubts about the tenant's ability to fulfill his or her tenancy obligations. A guarantor will provide...