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Landlords often buy flats which are either Leasehold or Shared Freehold. What are these tenures and what should landlords look out for in these different forms of ownership? Leasehold is one of three forms of tenure (property/land ownership) almost exclusively...
Section 21 Notices: Tessa Shepperson of Landlord Law has set out here very clearly the new rules affecting the Section 21 process and the key points you should be aware of when serving s21 notices. It’s very important that landlords...
Pets in Lets: It’s the age-old debate between landlords and tenants. Should a landlord allow a tenant to rent their property if they have a pet? If we look at the ‘No pets allowed’ plastered over every advert and a...
Assured Shorthold Tenancy: Under new rules introduced over the last couple of years, setting up a “bullet-proof” AST in 2018 is a bigger challenge that in the past, but it need not be all that difficult if you know exactly...
Landlord's Access to Property: Many landlords will have experienced a tenant denying them access to a property - whether for an inspection, viewings or legal duties. It’s easy to understand the view of ‘It’s my property, I can enter when...
Commercial Property: Dilapidations – a question of timing, and seeking the right advice at the right time can reap rewards for both landlords and tenants and maximise the ability of the parties involved to seek or defend against damages...
New Rules for Section 21: Landlords and Agents need to be aware of the changes affecting Section 21 rules and Notices and other changes for the letting of residential properties in England (and in many cases Wales) introduced during 2015...
Notices and Section 21: A recent case has brought to light the importance of serving certain prescribed information at the very start of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AS) – before the tenant enters - following the changes brought about by...
 Japanese Knotweed: Many landlords are familiar with Japanese Knotweed and the menace that the plant poses for property owners. Typically, the plant is in full bloom in the summer and is characterised by its unusual zig zag stem growth, its heart...
Commercial Property: What can property owners and landlords do to remove squatters legally from a commercial property? Here’s some advice from Simon Broadbent, CEO of Secure Empty Property. Commercial properties have been put at more risk, says Mr Broadbent, from squatters since...