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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...
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...
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 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...
Anyone investing in commercial (no-domestic) property, from small retail shops, offices and workshops, to large retail and industrial premises, should have a good understanding of this legislation - the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. These guidelines are based on English...
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...
How can a tenant end a residential tenancy and stay within the law - usually with a Tenant's Notice to Quit? In practice most residential tenancies in England and Wales end (over 90 per cent of them) with tenants giving...
Some tenants have been caught out by fraudsters posing as landlords working some kind of a cash deposit scam or other frauds. These people have been advertising properties to let on websites or the local press, meeting prospective...
Capital Gains Rental Property - Capital Gains are made when an asset (such as an investment property) is sold for more than it cost. Capital Losses are made when an asset is sold for less than it cost. Persons liable...

Rent Review

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Question - Rent Review - my landlord is asking for far more rent than I expected on review. Am I obliged to pay this? Answer - Commercial leases are contractual - the parties agree to and are bound by its...