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Evictions report “misleading and distorted” claims RLA

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A row has erupted over figures produced by a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report, claiming that landlords are evicting tenants without good reason. Writing in The...

Is rent in advance a deposit?

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Advance Rent: Piggot v Slaven and Johnson v. Old There are two important cases which clarify (though not necessarily decisively) the position on landlords accepting...

Tenant’s Notice-to-Quit – Periodic Tenancies

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Ending a Tenancy: What are the rules governing the ending of a statutory periodic tenancy (SPT) by the tenant, especially when the periods of the...

Repair Reporting Issues and Section 21

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Changes to the law on Section 21 and in particular how landlords deal with reported repair issues is now of crucial importance if section...

New Section 21 & Revenge Eviction Rules

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As from 1st October 2015 new regulations came into force which affect the no-fault section 21 eviction rules, they bring in new measures to...

New Section 21 Rules

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Updated December 2016 Landlords and Agents need to be aware of the changes affecting Section 21 Rules and Notices and other changes for the letting...

Serving Notices – Is it Reasonable?

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Is your notice understandable by a reasonable recipient, even if you made mistakes? This is the "reasonable recipient test". When serving a notice under a...

Avoiding Rent Arrears

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Rent arrears can occur at any time. Around Christmas time is a typical period for rent arrears and as a landlord if you have not...

Accelerated Possession

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The Accelerated Possession Procedure Updated February 2017 Under the Housing Acts 1988 and 1996 and the terms of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) the landlord has...