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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...
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...
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...