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Rent payments: The Coronavirus Act introduced a ban on private tenant evictions, and this, coupled with the general media message abroad that tenants should have a rent reduction, a rent holiday or even pay no rent, creates...
Rent holidays: Private equity fund Blackstone, said to be the world’s biggest private landlord, is in for some pain in Spain as the coronavirus effect falls out. Along side other private equity groups, including...
Obtaining Possession Using Section 21 Notices Updated October 2016 This article explains how to gain possession of your residential rental property in the most efficient way possible. You may just want your property back for your own use, or to sell,...
Perhaps now is an opportune time to review the process of using section 21 notices as a recent court decision (Spencer v Taylor 2013), after 25 years of use of these notices, could be a real game changer. Section 21...
There are dangers with using the Section 8 possession claims process under the Housing Act 1988 which are not always apparent to landlords and agents. There is always a temptation to use section 8 because the shorter notice period (usually...
It’s surprising how many landlords let their delinquent tenants “off the hook” when they leave owing a lot of rent debt and perhaps a lot of damage behind as well. Landlords are often so relieved to have got possession of...
Section 8 or 21 - My tenant has not paid me any rent for 7 weeks and I’m considering taking him to court. Should I use section 8 or section 21? Rent arrears is an increasingly common dilemma for landlords...
Rent Guarantee and Legal Expenses? Providing you have done your tenant screening and verifying properly (see 20 Steps to Successful Landlording) you shouldn't have problems with rent payments. However, even the best tenants can sometimes have difficulty paying their rent through no...
Rent Arrears Key Points: Rent arrears is a serious matter for landlord and tenants and requires immediate action. Landlords should try to deal sympathetically with tenants in arrears because the situation might be out of their control. When tenants fail to communicate properly...
Rent Arrears, Service Charge Disputes, Deposit Disputes, Disrepair and Dilapidations Claims, plus general debts are all common reasons why Landlords, Tenants and Letting Agents would consider using the Small Claims Court. The Small Claims Court in England and Wales is designed to resolve disputes...