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Unprotection of Deposit During Tenancy

Sharon v Zmuda plus one other Clerkenwell & Shoreditch County Court 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 un-protecting a deposit mid way through a tenancy and the effects of such at any potential court hearings. The ...

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 agreement I could still be held liable to pay council tax as landlord. Is this ...

Person from whom housing benefit overpayment recovery may be sought

A common problem landlords who accept housing benefit face is the local authority asking for money back after they have overpaid. This only applies to landlords who receive the housing benefit payment direct. When a local authority is deciding to recover an overpayment, they must first consider "is the overpayment recoverable?" which is dealt

Is Overpayment of HB Recoverable?

A common problem landlords who accept housing benefit face is the local authority asking for money back after they have overpaid. This only applies to landlords who receive the housing benefit payment direct. When a local authority is deciding to recover an overpayment, they must first consider "is the overpayment recoverable?" which is dealt

No rent statement attached to section 8

“…(2) as long as the 1988 Act s. 8 notice stated that rent had not been paid for at least three months and enabled the tenant to calculate the amount allegedly overdue, the notice was valid…”

Principle Home and “Residing with”

Islington LBC v Freeman EWCA Civ 536 Waller, Longmore and Jacob L.JJ. Note: This case will only have minor  effect on assured shorthold tenancies In 1999, the defendant’s father was granted a secure tenancy of a flat by the local authority. At that time, the defendant was living in her own property. In 2002, the father’s health ...

John Healey tightens repossession rules to get greater help for homeowners

Housing Minister John Healey today announced new protection for people struggling with mortgage arrears, by further tightening the rules on lenders taking court action for repossession. New court rules coming into force on 1 October will ensure that mortgage lenders inform councils when repossession action is started against residents in ...

Maximum fine for buy to let landlord after tenant dies in bathroom tragedy

Source of below article: http://www.residentiallandlord.co.uk/news1950.html A faulty 30 year old electric radiator contributed to a mother of two being electrocuted while taking a bath in her rented accommodation in Cornwall. The property’s landlord, Hilary Thompson, aged 82, of Portscatho, was fined £5,000, the maximum for a single charge ...

Unlawful Eviction Case

The source of the below article is: http://www.landlordrecoveries.co.uk/articles/case-1-74.html/trackback Salah v Munro    Willesden County Court    April 2009 Ms Salah signed an assured shorthold tenancy agreement (AST) for a room for a period of 6 months. The tenant applied for housing benefit which was granted, but only for part of the ...

No joy for buy to let ‘King and Queen’ in case of the missing toilet lid

A couple who have been described as the 'King and Queen' of the buy to let market after they reputedly went up the property ladder faster than anyone in Britain over the last 10 years, left court empty handed this week after a dispute involving a broken toilet lid. Judith and Fergus Wilson, who are listed as the 34th richest couple in the ...