Granting the Tenancy

Either by electronic signature (a popular choice) or, with all tenants and guarantor present, do the following: Ensure the deposit prescribed information, gas safety record (which must be given “before occupation” where there is a gas appliance) and the...

Renting Homes in Wales – Law Commission Report

Law Commission report On 9 April 2013, the Law Commission has published the report “Renting Homes in Wales” (Law Com No 337). The report updated the original Renting Homes proposals and addressed any possible devolution issues arising from their implementation in...

Grant Assured Tenancy Not An Assured Shorthold?

Introduction The tenancy deposit legislation has provided many problems for landlords, in particular this is true for student landlords. One way to avoid the scheme for student lettings would be to grant an assured tenancy rather than an assured shorthold. However,...

Can the Tenancy be Assured Shorthold?

This entry is part 10 of 20 in the series Granting an Assured Shorthold TenancyBefore granting an assured shorthold tenancy, it is worth checking that it can in fact be an assured shorthold as there are several exclusions. Schedule 1 of the Housing Act 1988 contains...

Succession on death of tenant

Tenants who have protection under the Rent Act 1977 are very well protected and there are extremely rare occasions when a landlord is able to seek possession. In addition, the rents on this type of tenancy are heavily controlled and generally no where near to market...