Tenant Abandons – Who is liable for council tax?

Tenant Abandons – Who is liable for council tax?

IMPORTANT: For England, this article refers to old law and this article should now be read. In addition, the Oyston case referred to below has been overruled by CT v Horsham District Council (HB) [2013] UKUT 617 (AAC). The hierarchy of liability Liability is...

Lacors Fire Safety Guidance

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)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...

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

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series House in Multiple Occupation (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...

Management of HMO Regulations 2006

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)These regulations create obligations for landlords and occupiers where the property is an HMO (essentially, any property with more than 2 unrelated people sharing or certain converted blocks of...

What is an HMO?

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)There are several types of HMO. The definition of HMO is contained in sections 254 and 257 of the Housing Act 2004. An HMO can be a whole building or a part of a building (for example a block...
Interim Possession Order (rarely used)

Interim Possession Order (rarely used)

An interim possession order will rarely be used. It is rather complicated and has strict requirements. In most cases the normal trespassing procedure will be used. This section only deals with the IPO and this procedure should only be used in the simplest of cases....

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...

Council Tax – Adaptation of Property

Question I am aware that if I let a large house to individual tenants on individual tenancy agreements on a per room basis, I will have the council tax to pay. I have been told by a friend though that even if I let the same property to 5 people on one tenancy...