Chancellor Slashes Stamp Duty for Landlords
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has finally revealed his cuts to stamp duty for home buyers, but property investors still have to fork out more than anyone else. (more…)
Planning Rules Relaxed for Landlords and Developers
Landlords can add more rooms to rental homes under a fast-track planning process from September. (more…)
Green Home Grant Not So Jolly for Landlords
The Green Home Grant may not be all that it seems for landlords as government cash for energy efficient improvements comes with some strings attached. (more…)
Will a Planning Revolution Benefit Landlords?
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced his aim to reform the planning process, but what will change and how this might benefit landlords is yet to be seen. (more…)
Also see "is notice by tenant valid" Surrender by operation of law An agreement by the landlord and the tenant that the term shall be put an end to, acted upon by the tenant's quitting the premises and the landlord by some unequivocal act taking possession, amounts to a surrender by operation of law. But the giving and acceptance of ...
Minor error on a Notice
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v. Bailey (1990) 22 H.L.R. 424 Abstract: P served a notice seeking possession on D which notice was not in the prescribed form and which alleged that rent was owing, without stating that the arrears were in part made up of arrears of rates. The judge held that the notice was not in a form substantially to ...
Tenancy Deposit Schemes Case Law Summary
Court of Appeal Ayannuga v Swindells (2012) CA (Civ) 6 Landlord had protected the deposit perfectly well but not issued "full" prescribed information (had provided some basic information but nothing more than that). This case decided that the prescribed information is strict and "all" the information (or substantially all) must be given to ...
Six Months Rent in Advance and Tenancy Deposits
Sometimes, a landlord is offered a multiple of months rent in advance by a prospective tenant. Commonly this is six months rent in advance. Since the introduction of tenancy deposit schemes, this can cause a surprising problem. It is well accepted that where a landlord claims that a payment of money was for rent in advance and not a deposit, ...
Serving a Section 21 Notice if Deposit Protected Late or Never
From 6 April 2012, there is a new procedure to be followed in respect of serving a section 21 notice if a deposit has been received but not protected within 30 days. In addition, prescribed information must be considered before serving a section 21 notice. Deposit Protected but no (or incorrect) Prescribed Information Given Prescribed ...
HHSRS – Summary of Cases
Below is a summary of Housing Health and Safety Rating System appeals to both the Upper Tribunal and the Residential Property Tribunal. Please note that from 1 July 2013, all HHSRS hearings are dealt with by the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) Most significant cases are listed including appeals relating to prohibition orders and ...