Understanding the Tenant Fees Act 2019
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 commences from 1 June 2019 and applies to England only (for the time being as it has the ability to extend to Wales). The Act controls what payments a landlord or letting agent may require “in connection with a tenancy of housing in England.” and restricting what third-party contracts a tenant or guarantor may be ...
How to Understand Rental Periods Under the Tenant Fees Act
The calls have properly begun about the tenant fees ban in England with real-life examples being provided. We’ve had a very interesting call regarding rental payments for a student let which we’re going to go through in detail in this article. (more…)
Watch Out for Sneaky Rent Guide Updates, Warns Lawyer
Landlords could be stopped from going ahead with a no reason eviction because the government is failing to tell them when a statutory guide they must give to tenants is updated. (more…)
Survey Relating to Proposed Ban of Section 21 Consultation
As reported previously, the government has announced their intention to ban the use of section 21 notices. (more…)
First Banning Order Goes to ‘Unfit’ HMO Landlord
A banning order has been imposed against a landlord for running an unlicensed shared house and misleading tenants over their rights. (more…)
The Changes to HMOs You Need to Know About
From 1 October 2018, significant changes are being made to which HMOs are licensable and minimum room sizes in HMOs in England. (more…)
Agents Must Have Client Money Protection From 1 April 2019
The Client Money Protection Schemes for Property Agents (Requirement to Belong to a Scheme etc.) Regulations 2019 have been approved and will commence from 1 April 2019. (more…)
Private Land, Car Parking and the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
A problem landlords sometimes face is cars unlawfully parking on private land. In particular for example, many of our properties are in a town centre location so it can become troublesome. We have found the most effective way to deal with the problem is where possible to rent out the land for use as car parking and let the tenants police it. ...
Homelessness – Section 21 Notices and Localism Act 2011
Homelessness Under part 7, Housing Act 1996, local authorities are under duties in respect of homelessness. A person is regarded as homeless if s/he has no accommodation available for occupation . This includes if the person cannot secure entry to their property or if it consists of a moveable structure, vehicle or vessel designed or adapted
New Charter And Plan For Private Rented Housing In Plymouth Launched
Plymouth City Council has launched a new plan and charter to improve private rented housing in their area. The Charter for Private Rented Housing is designed as a partnership with local landlords to raise standards for tenants. Under the charter, landlords are urged to become accredited which will help landlords gain advice and training to ...