Withholding A Security Deposit: The Rules

Both a landlord and tenants are aware of the need for a security deposit when renting a property. A landlord also knows that it must be stored safely, should anything go wrong at ...

No Deposit Schemes: A Handy Guide

Times are undoubtedly tough on renters at the moment. One way that’s being investigated in order to ease pressure and to help stimulate the rental market is a no deposit scheme. ...

Avoiding Tenancy Disputes with Your Landlord

When you’re renting a house or flat you hand over a deposit to the landlord who then returns this when you leave, minus any deductions for damage.  Provided you agree to ...

Landlord Inspection Rights in 2020

Most Tenancy Agreements these days contain a term which states that the landlord should ‘allow tenants quiet, uninterrupted use and occupation of the property.’ You ...

What is Deposit Replacement Insurance?

Many letting agents these days are offering landlords the option of taking up a ‘nil deposit scheme.’   But what is it – and why should you go ahead with ...

Maintenance and Repairs: Tenant Responsibilities

Your tenants are responsible for respective your property by keeping it in good condition. That means cleaning regularly and making sure there aren’t ...

What Is the Tenant Fees Act 2019?

Introduced officially in June 2019, the Tenant Fees Act initially only applied to new tenancies. In June 2020 it related to all tenancies in the UK – both ...

Is a Holding Deposit Same as a Tenancy Deposit?

You can be forgiven for getting confused over the different types of deposits involved in letting, particularly if this is your first time renting a property. So, what are they ...

What Is the Maximum Tenancy Deposit?

From summer 2019 landlords have been forbidden to take more than five weeks rent as a deposit from new tenants renting their property. Prior to this it wasn’t uncommon for a ...

Holding Deposits for Landlords

The introduction of the Tenant Fees Act (2019) brought in new rules for landlords in England and Wales around what they should do with a tenant’s holding ...