House destroyed by fire or flood

Every now and then the question arises as to what is the position if a rented house is destroyed or damaged by fire. The question will usually apply to damage by flooding or other disaster. Alternative Accommodation One of the first questions that gets asked is...

Locks, Keys, Bolts and Bars

Well, it seems the forum saga continues, now with new accusations. As it seems to me, on the thread there are four suggestions as to the law: It is illegal for a landlord to hold a set of keys – This has been resolved as human error and our article here. Then,...

Can a Landlord Hold a Set of Keys?

I have had a little flurry of members contact me in regard to a forum post which said: “I just think too many landlords are lethargic about understanding the law and their obligations. Did you know for instance, that it is illegal for the Landlord to hold a set of...