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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,...
There are two instances of section 20 notices in property in England: (1) is the notice served in relation to early shorthold tenancies under the Housing Act 1988, and the other, (2) refers to section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant...
The current underpinning law for renting a home in England is very complicated and has resulted from many years of development and legal amendments to residential tenancies law through case law and statute. The laws in Wales, Scotland, Northern...
Who pays for maintenance and repairs in a residential letting, landlord or tenant? Is it, for example, a tenant’s responsibility once they occupy my building to look after most of the regular house maintenance items? If the fridge stops working...
First Time Letting – the LandlordZONE® 22 Point Check-List If you want to let (rent out) your house or for the first time then you can either hire a good professional letting agent to do everything for you, or alternatively...
As most Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST) are by definition, short, there is usually no need for landlords to get involved in processing a rent increase. However, some ASTs run for long periods after the fixed term has ended, i.e., when...
The uses for which land and building are to be put in England is strictly controlled. If you intend to change the use of a property you may need planning permission from your local authority, particularly of the new...
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...
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...