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Landlords need to prepare for ‘revenge eviction’ claims

Section 21: The Deregulation Act 2015 introduced new rules on 1 October 2015 including a number of provisions designed to protect tenants against unfair eviction, where the tenants have...

Lawyer warns of Section 21 confusion

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...

Evictions report “misleading and distorted” claims RLA

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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...