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Landlord and Letting Law

Forged Documents and Right to Rent

  • 13/09/2016

Are you worried about being presented with forged documents by prospective tenants? Read on...

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Landlord law.

Compulsory Electrical Testing in Rental Properties

  • 25/05/2016

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 has finally been published. This has taken some time due to the late amendments to the legislation and the tortured process of Parliamentary ping-pong between the Lords and the Commons.

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Landlord and Letting Law

Making Sense of Agency Fee Advertising

  • 25/04/2016

Most letting agents are aware that they need to publish a full list of their fees and charges both on their website and in their offices under requirements in the Consumer Rights Act. However, there continue to be problems with the manner in which fees are advertised alongside property. The Committee on Advertising Practice has tried to produce a summary page setting out its key rules.

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HMO law

HMOs and Landlord Notices

  • 18/04/2016

I was recently instructed on an interesting case defending a prosecution for a series of HMO offences by a London borough with a substantial licencing scheme. The property was illegally sub-let which meant that the landlord was in breach of his existing licence conditions. The prosecution was defended at trial and the local authority withdrew all charges.

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Online fraud warning.

Avoiding Phishing Scams

Simple steps you can take to avoid being scammed into giving away your valuable personal information online.

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Tenancy Law

What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy?

What makes a tenancy 'Assured Shorthold' as opposed to 'Common Law'?

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