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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...
When you rent out a property two vital stages in the process are when you check-in your tenants at the start of the tenancy and check-out at the end. Preparation is the key to a trouble free let. When you...
Landlords take deposits to give them financial security should tenants: (1) cause damage in the property, (2) leave the place needing extensive cleaning, (3) leave possessions in the property which need expensive removal, or (3) leave owing rent. Landlords /...
Why is housing so expensive in the UK compared with the rest of Europe? Is it a coincidence that the countries with the largest rental sectors also have the most stable house prices, and strongest economies? Our obsession with home-ownership and...
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...
Risk Assessment: Updated September 2017 Letting agents and landlords are obliged by law to carry out risk assessments for legionnaire’s disease, and if necessary, take action. These guidelines apply primarily to England. Other regions and jurisdictions are similar but there may...
We are still being asked a lot of questions about tenancy deposits and the tenancy deposit situation and what’s happened since the Superstrike case. Also, it’s pretty obvious from the enquiries we get that there are landlords around who are...
We are often asked questions about uncollected goods left in rental properties when tenants leave or when they abandon the tenancy, so here is a typical example: Uncollected Goods – My tenant left behind a considerable amount of personal possessions...
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...
Section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 specifies under Schedule 2, Ground 1, a means of recovering possession of a residential rental property let on an Assured Tenancy (AT) or an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) but this only applies...