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Letting to Companies

Letting to companies Most residential lets are to people, real people who are alive and who physically live in the property. However sometimes lettings are made to a limited company. If this happens there are a number of important differences and a few things to watch out for. continue reading from source

Chancel repair couple sell property at auction

A couple hit with a chancel repair bill for £230,000 and legal costs of £250,000 forced to sell their inherited home A couple who face costs of £230,000 to repair a nearby church under a law dating back to the reign of Henry VIII sold their property at auction last night to cover the cost of the liability. Andrew and Gail Wallbank inherited ...

The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988

The Regulations are made under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and were amended in 1989 and 1993. The Regulations set new levels of fire resistance for domestic upholstered furniture, furnishings and other products containing upholstery. Landlords and letting agents are included under the scope of the regulations. In 1993 amended regulations

Brief summary of procedure for protecting a deposit (DPS)

Below is a quick summary of how to protect a deposit using the most popular scheme, the Deposit Protection Service (DPS). The paperwork < ul> If you receive a deposit before you grant a tenancy, the deposit needs to be a "reservation fee" so the 14 days do not start until the tenancy has been granted. A suitable form is available ...

Tenancies that CANNOT be an assured (shorthold) tenancy

Schedule 1 of the Housing Act 1988 contains certain tenancies which cannot be assured or assured shorthold tenancies, for example resident landlords and tenancies where the rent payable is greater than £100,000 per annum. A brief list of the exclusions are: Tenancies entered into before commencement (of the Housing Act) Tenancies of

When rent is due and in arrears

Rent is payable in arrears unless there is an express agreement that it is payable in advance. Where the rent is payable in arrears the landlord is only entitled to rent up until the date the tenancy is determined. Where the rent is payable in advance (as in most agreements), the landlord is entitled to the whole of the rent that was due on ...

Payment of rent into bank

Where the landlord directed the tenant to pay rent to the landlord's bank, the rent was paid when the money was transferred into the landlord's bank account and not when the receiving bank notified the landlord that the payment had been made.   But whatever mode is used, payment is not achieved until the process has reached the stage that the

Payment of rent in advance is not payment of rent

Payment before the day is voluntary and a payment of a sum in gross, and no satisfaction at law of the rent.   Thus the landlord was entitled at law for forfeit for non-payment of rent on the rent day, even though the rent had been paid before that day.   However, a payment in advance of the rent day provides a good equitable defence to any ...

Payment of rent by a stranger

Payment or satisfaction of the amount of the rent due by a stranger to the contract of tenancy does not discharge the tenant unless it is made by that person as agent for the tenant and with his prior authority or subsequent ratification. 2 K.B. 558; Simpson v. Egginton (1855) 10 Ex. 845; Matthews v. Dobbins 1 W.L.R. 227; Bessa Plus Plc v. ...

Must landlord accept rent?

It seems that the landlord is not obliged to accept rent tendered to him. He may refuse to do so where, for example, he wishes to avoid waiving the right to forfeit.   Where the landlord refuses to accept rent, the tenant is entitled to seek a declaration that his lease is not liable to forfeiture.