Lacors Fire Safety Guidance

For shared accommodation or converted blocks of flats, see the useful LACORS guidance on fire safety in let property. They have also issued some clarification notes in respect of the guidance and should be read together. For purpose built blocks of flats see this...

Minimum Standards for s.257 HMOs that require a licence (additional licensing)

If the local authority in your area decide to designate an area for additional licensing and if, within that area they designate that section 257 HMOs require a licence, the following applies. England Section 65 of the Housing Act 2004 states that “The local...

Minimum Standards of Licensable Property (NOT s.257 HMO)

This article only applies to shared properties that require a licence. This article does not apply to a section 257 HMO (certain converted blocks of flats) Section 65(1) of the Housing Act 2004 provides that: “The local housing authority cannot be satisfied for...

Tenant fails to leave after giving VALID notice and double rent

If a tenant gives you a notice to quit, they should leave on the date they have specified in the notice. If they fail to leave on that date without your permission, then it is possible to charge them double the rent that was due before the notice date expired. [s.18...

Is notice from tenant valid?

Just like a landlord when serving any notice must get the form correct and ensure all the dates are correct, so must a tenant. It must be said though that for a tenant, there are fewer requirements on the contents of a notice but nevertheless, the date of a tenants...
Unprotection of Deposit During Tenancy

Unprotection of Deposit During Tenancy

Sharon v Zmuda plus one other Clerkenwell & Shoreditch County Court [appeal heard 19 November 2009] 9EC02134 This is a case that is perhaps not of great importance, however, it provides a useful excuse if nothing else to explain the procedures involved for...