Always Follow The Golden Rules of Letting a Home

This entry is part 1 of 20 in the series Granting an Assured Shorthold TenancyThe Golden Rules of Letting a home The vast majority of problems with tenants arise because the landlord has broken one of the Golden Rules set out below. The risks involved in letting will...

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Tenant Credit Check Price Increase

Members of the Guild of Residential Landlords can obtain credit checks for prospective tenants or guarantors. We have slightly increased the cost of our credit checks for prospective tenants or guarantors. The new prices from 24 February 2013 are: Standard tenant or...

Landlords Wanted for Observational Documentary for BBC

Blast Films are looking to speak to landlords, initially just for research purposes for a documentary they are making for the BBC. This is a film about renting property, the growth in private rentals has seen the biggest sea change in how we put a roof over our head...

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Welfare Benefit Cap – April 2013

Housing Benefit From 15 April 2013, a new cap on the total amount of welfare benefits that people of working age can claim will be introduced in stages. The London boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Enfield and Haringey are to be the first. The cap will then be rolled out...

Civil Justice Reform April 2013

Civil justice reforms The civil justice system is being reformed and many new provisions are to take effect from 1 April 2013 including changes to the small claims threshold, legal aid and no win no fee arrangements. Small claims track threshold changes If a landlord...