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Can Landlords Evict Tenants During COVID?

It goes without saying that it is difficult to understate the difficulty many face as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Whilst recent months have seen the government intervene with measures to re...

March 31, 2021

Landlord RegulationsTenant's Rights

Do You Have to Pay to View a Rental Property?

One of the all too often overlooked aspects of the rental sector is accessibility. Without it landlord would simply be left with a diminishing income, and aspiring renters would be exploited for ex...

August 11, 2021

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How Can a Student Rent Privately?

Although there will always be those that choose to begin their search for their new home until just a week before the start of the impending term, this is the less driveable approach. Naturally, th...

August 06, 2021

Landlord RegulationsTenancy AgreementTenant's Rights

Landlords Exploit Loophole in Tenant Fees Act

It has recently been reported that landlords and letting agents across the UK have found a way in which to navigate laws introduced to make the private rental sector more accessible. This comes at ...

July 27, 2021

PetsTenant's Rights

Hiding Pets From Your Landlord

It’s been said time and time again that England is a nation of animal lovers and with recent research conducted through lockdown showing that the amount of homes within the UK that house a fury fri...

July 13, 2021

EvictionsLandlord RegulationsTenant's Rights

Retaliatory Evictions: A Guide for Landlords

Naturally landlords have rightly come to expect control over their rental property, after all this is their investment and upon the signing of the tenancy agreement must attend to its regular upkee...

July 02, 2021

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Is This the End of the Section 21 Notice?

After being announced in December 2019, the rental industry has been in joint apprehension regarding the abolition of the section 21 notice. Few subjects are as polarising in the rental landscape, ...

June 30, 2021

DepositTenant's Rights

How Do I Dispute a Tenancy Deposit Deduction?

ContentsWhat Is a Tenancy Deposit?Tenancy Deposit Protection SchemesHow Much Can a Landlord Take for a Tenancy Deposit?What Deductions Can Be Made From a Tenancy Deposit?Disputing Deductions Made b...

June 28, 2021

Landlord RegulationsTenancy AgreementTenant's Rights

Unfair Terms in Tenancy Agreements

With the tenancy agreement being the cornerstone of the renting relationship between landlords and tenants, its importance is difficult to understate. This legally binding document establishes the ...

June 21, 2021

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What Are My Rights as a Tenant?

Committing to your first rental property can be a big step, between moving in, filling the appropriate paperwork and paying out for numerous fees it can be easy to forget what rights renters have. ...

June 18, 2021

EvictionsTenant's Rights

How to Challenge an Eviction

ContentsCan You Appeal Against Eviction?Appealing a Possession Order?Warrant of EvictionSuspending a Warrant of EvictionSetting Aside a Warrant of EvictionMistakes Landlord’s Make When Serving Evic...

June 17, 2021

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Discrimination in Rental Properties: The Equality Act

Whilst landlords will likely be aware of the end that has come to maintaining a blanket ban on pet friendly rental opportunities, alongside renting to those that are currently receiving financial s...

June 10, 2021

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Reporting a Landlord for Discrimination

Regardless of if you are a landlord or a tenant, the renting sector is upheld and progressed through community. Finding a home should naturally encompass a safe, welcoming environment for all, with...

June 09, 2021

Tenant AdviceTenant's Rights

Common Tenant Complaints About Landlords

Particularly for first time renters taking those initial steps towards renting your next home can be somewhat of a daunting process. Thankfully in the overwhelming majority of cases your landlord w...

June 08, 2021

Landlord AdviceTenant's Rights

When Can a Landlord Enter a Tenant’s Property?

It goes without saying that to be an effective landlord access to your rental property will be needed from time to time. Regardless of if the landlord is preparing the rental for its next wave of p...

June 07, 2021

Landlord RegulationsProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

Making Your Rental Property Fit For Human Habitation

Making your rental property fit for human habitation is one of the foremost concerns of a landlord. Naturally upon the signing of the tenancy agreement landlords take on a duty of care towards thei...

June 04, 2021

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How Will the Pandemic Affect Renting in the UK?

Many have been left asking over the last year how will the coronavirus pandemic affect renting. Despite many aspects of the effects of the Coronavirus being described as uncertain, the results of t...

June 03, 2021

EvictionsLandlord RegulationsTenant's Rights

New Eviction Ban Rules for Renters and Landlords

It goes without saying that the last few months have certainly been some of the most trying times within the rental industry in recent memory. The effect of the Coronavirus outbreak has been unscru...

June 02, 2021

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My Landlord Hasn’t Protected My Tenancy Deposit?

Renting comes with many legal obligations for both the tenants and the landlord to uphold. Whilst the tenancy agreement is legally binding and property owners are dependent on the referencing proce...

May 21, 2021

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Section 21 Notice and the Renters Reform Bill

Whilst recent memory can hold many radical reforms to the rental landscape, 2021 is set to be no different. As the government looks to inch closer to some sort of pre pandemic sector, not all of th...

May 19, 2021

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DSS Tenants: a guide to housing benefits for landlords

Historically landlords have exhibited reluctance to let out their rental property to tenants that are currently receiving financial support for their housing in the form of universal credit. Natura...

May 17, 2021

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Ending a Fixed Term Tenancy Early?

Regardless of whether the tenant or landlord wishes to end a fixed term tenancy early, it is essential that both parties follow the proper conduct. Whilst there are a few ways in which a landlord i...

May 07, 2021

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How Do I Challenge a Landlord Over a Deposit?

Naturally landlords seek to safeguard their rental property investment, with various measures such as the deposit schemes being implemented in these efforts.  Whilst discussing finances can be...

April 30, 2021

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Landlord Property Inspection Guide

There are many aspects a landlord must consider if they are to maintain a stress free tenancy period. The tenant referencing process, taking a guarantor, even rent in advance are all measure a land...

April 28, 2021

Landlord RegulationsProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

What Can I Do If My Landlord Won’t Do Repairs?

When starting your rental journey the rose tinted memories of the idyllic rental property can quickly fade upon the discovery of damp, mould and other health and safety hazards throughout the let. ...

April 21, 2021

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Guide to Renting For First Time Tenants

It can be intimidating for some to know exactly what to do when you first move into a rented house, with a host of documentation to obtain, regulations to abide by and fees to clear, your first tim...

April 09, 2021

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A Guide to Tenants Rights

Once a tenant signs and agreement with a landlord and agrees to move into a privately rented property they are entitled to a number of rights which are upheld by law. For those left asking “W...

April 08, 2021

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What Fees Can a Tenant Expect to Pay?

Of course for many getting that first step onto the property ladder is just simply inaccessible, especially during a time when the financial security of so many is in jeopardy. However, although ge...

April 07, 2021

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Landlords Guide to Letting Rules & Regulations

For accidental or new landlords, navigating through the ever changing legal landscape of the rental industry can be tough at first. Despite the learning curve landlords and property owners must abi...

March 22, 2021

Landlord RegulationsPetsTenant's Rights

Top Reasons Landlords Should Consider Tenants With Pets

For some time now tenants that wish to rent out a property with their pets have faced incredible difficulty doing so. Not only are the options of possible renting opportunities disproportionately s...

March 16, 2021

EvictionsLandlord RegulationsTenancy AgreementTenant's Rights

A Guide to Notices For Landlords

If you’re a landlord there’s little doubt you’ve heard all about the government’s plan to get rid of Section 21 eviction notices. If you have just finished doing up a rental property and are about ...

March 04, 2021

Buy-to-letLandlord AdviceTenant's Rights

Refusing Entry to a Rental Property

The question as to whether landlords can freely enter a property whilst the tenants are at home is, nowadays, thankfully regulated. It’s unlikely you’re bound to come home one day to find them sitt...

March 04, 2021

DepositLandlord AdviceTenant's Rights

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 a later date. A de...

March 04, 2021

Health & SafetyLandlord RegulationsProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

Asbestos: A Guide For Landlords

Asbestos is every landlord’s nightmare. It’s usually an issue in buildings built before the 1980’s, so if you’re about to invest in an older building, this could well be an extremely dangerous yet ...

March 04, 2021

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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. Here, a tenant pays...

March 04, 2021

Landlord AdviceProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

Fridge And Freezer Breakdowns: Who Is Responsible

Breakdowns are the bane of every landlord – and every tenants – life. And there are few instances more irritating than a broken down freezer or fridge, that causes all of the tenants fo...

March 04, 2021

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Data Protection for Landlords and Agencies ​

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one thing that landlords and letting agencies must be thoroughly up to date with, regarding the storage, handling and processing of personal informa...

March 04, 2021

Landlord AdviceProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

Repair Requests: A Landlord’s Obligation

When it comes to your property, the everyday life of tenants is likely to extract a fair bit of wear and tear. This is completely normal and not something to sit up at night worrying about. However...

March 04, 2021

Landlord RegulationsTenancy AgreementTenant's Rights

A Tenant Wants to Leave a Joint Tenancy

This issue of one tenant wanting to leave a joint tenancy is quite a regular occurrence with landlords. Quite clearly, this can cause problems on both sides of the tenancy, especially if the other ...

March 03, 2021

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Disabled Home letting: A Handy Guide

There are several key benefits for both tenants and landlords, when equipping a house with access for the disabled. One of these is that disable people will be afforded a good standard of living. T...

March 03, 2021

Landlord AdviceTenant's Rights

Telling Renters You Need To Sell Your Property

If you’re a landlord who is looking to sell their property via an online property agent or letting agency, then you have two choices: sell it with the tenants still in there, or wait until it’s emp...

March 03, 2021

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The Housing Act 1988: Rights For Landlords

The Housing Act 1988 covers the rights and the responsibilities of both landlords and tenants. To give you a through overview as well as its rules and exceptions, why not have a read of this handy ...

March 03, 2021

EvictionsLandlord RegulationsTenant's Rights

The Do’s and Don’ts of Eviction

Evicting a tenant really should be a last resort when you’re a landlord. It’s upsetting for both parties and can prove to be a pretty lengthy process, involving court action.   As a ...

February 22, 2021

EvictionsSection 21 NoticeSection 8Tenant's Rights

A Landlord’s Guide to Evicting Family Members

No landlord wants the stress of having to evict a tenant – and especially if that tenant happens to be a family member. For therein lies trouble – or, at least, potential trouble such as emotional ...

February 19, 2021

Property MaintenanceTenancy AgreementTenant's Rights

Can Tenants Change Locks to a Rental?

Most tenants will never dream of changing the locks to their brand-new tenancy.   Some, however, may have cause to. And for legitimate reasons too. It could be, for instance, that you, as...

February 19, 2021

Health & SafetyLandlord RegulationsTenant's Rights

Am I Responsible if My Tenant Gets Injured?

In the UK a landlord has responsibility for ensuring their rental property is safe and secure to live in.  This means, that should your tenant sustain an injury through your negligence, you co...

February 19, 2021

Landlord RegulationsTenant's Rights

Tenant Access and COVID-19

As most long-term landlords are aware, you need permission to access your buy to let property when there is a tenant in it.   At least 24 hours’ notice is standard (and, in fact, law). Bu...

February 18, 2021

Landlord RegulationsProperty MaintenanceTenant's Rights

Tenant Possessions and the Tort Act (1977)

You may never have heard of the Tort (Interference with Goods) Act before, but as a landlord it’s extremely important to understand the basics.   And those are that if a tenant ...

February 18, 2021

Property MaintenanceTenancy AgreementTenant's Rights

Tenants and Your Rental Property Garden

Often tenants when renting a property – be it a flat or house – don’t consider themselves responsible for the garden area.   And in many cases, that’s fair enough since, in the case of a ...

February 18, 2021

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Disabled Access in Private Rental Properties

Having a disability certainly shouldn’t be a barrier when it comes to finding your next private rental. Unfortunately, it can prove challenging though.  Equalities and...

February 17, 2021

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Tenants and the Homes (Fitness) Act 2018

Until recently as many as 25% of properties in the private rented sector were considered unfit to live in, according to government guidelines. That is as astounding number and it’s why the governme...

February 15, 2021

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