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1  - It could force good tenants to leave. It might only be a small amount you’ve increased the rent by, but don’t underestimate how this could offend a good tenant who pays rent on time and looks after...
Renting Standards: Specialist residential property solicitor Amanda Sutcliffe of Bray & Bray looks at the importance of keeping a rental property in good condition. Research conducted by Endsleigh Insurance and TrustMark claimed that over 75% of landlords spent between £200 and...
Landlords' Insurance: Perhaps the most important aspect of a landlord’s insurance cover is the possibility of a personal injury claim. However unlikely it might be that someone will be injured in or around your property due for some reason to...
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Remember the Rules: Tenancy deposits were introduced in April 2007 under the Housing Act 2004. The legislation was so badly drafted at the time that it has, following several test cases, most notably Superstrike Ltd vs. Marino Rodrigues and...
Sub-Letting Licenses: (SOLITAIRE) LIMITED Appellant and CHERRY LILIAN NORTON and other cases Landlords of leasehold buy-to-let flats are often asked to pay a fee (sub-letting licence or registration fee) to the freeholder when seeking permission to sub-let their flat,...
A Landlord Guide: Residential Conveyancing Partner Amanda Sutcliffe of Bray & Bray Solicitors explains a landlord’s responsibilities to their tenants. In a survey by Homelet, 90% of landlords stated that they were "very happy" (55%) or "quite happy" (35%) with their...
Eviction: Section 21, the possession procedure in England, which has been a lifeline for landlords with bad tenants since the introduction of the Housing Act 1988, has undergone changes recently which have the potential to stymie an eviction attempt, if...
Validity of Section 21 Notice: Amak Property Investments v Laura Sonny This case was an appeal by the tenant following a county court judgement relating to the validity of a s21 notice on the basis that the landlord had...
Insured Value: Have you relied on your insurance broker to put an insured value on your properties for insurance purposes? Do you know for sure that the value he or she arrived at does in fact cover the full replacement...
1.0  Introduction  1.1 -  At rent review, the starting point obviously is to read the lease. I say ‘obviously’ because it never ceases to amaze me just how many landlords and tenants I come across having a go at rent...