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You can find yourself in deep trouble if you dispose of your tenant's good incorrectly. This article explains how you should do it.
Details of how to appeal the rather onerous fines for Right to Rent breaches
What landlords should do when buying a property with a tenant already in place.
From 1 February 2016 all tenancies in England are subject to the Right to Rent scheme under Part 3 of the Immigration Act 2014.
Are you worried about being presented with forged documents by prospective tenants? Read on...
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.
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.
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.
Simple steps you can take to avoid being scammed into giving away your valuable personal information online.
What makes a tenancy 'Assured Shorthold' as opposed to 'Common Law'?
From 1st February 2016 Landlords and their Letting Agent are legally obligated to check the immigration status of their tenants and face a hefty fine if they don't.
New law forcing compulsory smoke alarms for landlords blocked on a technicality.
Landlord best practice for taking and dealing with tenant's holding deposits.
Rent controls have been tried in the past and are being proposed again by the Labour Party. This article discusses their effect.