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Alternatives to a Deposit

There are a few alternatives that you could consider instead of  taking a deposit. This option is really only  available if your deposits are quite low up to say £300 - £400 and you have a  number of properties, I would suggest 20 or more. Otherwise, other options including taking a deposit may  be preferable. It is perfectly normal for ...
Heat Turned On Landlords With Cold Buy To Lets

Heat Turned On Landlords With Cold Buy To Lets

Liverpool council has won another case forcing a landlord to upgrade a buy to let home because the heating is considered too expensive for tenants. This is very similar to one they won in 2012. Liverpool City Council had served a notice on landlord Anwar Hadi Kassim ordering him to improve the heating in a 100-year-old flat in the city’s ...

Ensure payments are made direct to landlord

How can a landlord ensure payments are made payable direct? The general rule is that payments of the LHA from April 2008 will be made directly to tenants. However, it is possible for landlords to make some amendments to their tenancy agreements in order to ensure payments are made direct to landlords (in our opinion, not yet tested on ...
Council Tax Material Interest – The Final Determination

Council Tax Material Interest – The Final Determination

Please note the below case relates to a statutory periodic tenancy only. For a continuing tenancy at the end of the term (like our tenancy agreements) see the case: Leeds City Council v Broadley EWHC 1839 Introduction CT v Horsham District Council (HB) UKUT 617 (AAC) is a significantly important Council Tax case. In Oyston v Leeds

Piggott v Slaven 2009

Piggott V Slaven Great Grimsby County Court, 23 February 2009 Mr Piggott granted a tenancy to Ms Slaven in 2005. She paid a deposit of £600.00 for this tenancy. On 14 February 2008, another tenancy was granted for a different property. £75.00 from the earlier deposit was repaid to Ms Slaven. The balance of £525.00 was held by Mr Piggott. He ...