Granting the Tenancy

Either by electronic signature (a popular choice) or, with all tenants and guarantor present, do the following: Ensure the deposit prescribed information, gas safety record (which must be given “before occupation” where there is a gas appliance) and the...

Section 21 Expired Before 6 Months

Please see our article on recent council tax rules which will assist with deciding what length of fixed term to give.   Firstly, happy new year to everyone! We’ve been a little quiet during the first week of 2011 because we have lots of cases that were started...

When to Protect

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Protect / Unprotect a DepositA deposit must “as from the time it is received” be dealt with in accordance with an approved scheme [s.213(1) Housing Act 2004]. Note, in that sub-section, there is no 30 day time limit which is...

Statutory Periodic Tenancy

Introduction A statutory periodic tenancy is what happens to an assured or assured shorthold tenancy when the tenancy ends. One important note is that if the tenancy has a term to the effect that the tenancy continues as a periodic tenancy after the end of the fixed...