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Tenancy Agreements & Unfair Contract Terms Act: What terms are unfair?

Tenancy Agreements & Unfair Contract Terms Act: What terms are unfair?

Nick Chamberlain joins us on the blog this week to explain the meaning of unfair contract terms and how to ensure your tenancy clauses are completely reasonable and legally compliant. Nick has…

Help For Landlords And Tenants – Frequently Asked Questions When Renting

Help For Landlords And Tenants – Frequently Asked Questions When Renting

Every day, landlord and tenants have questions that need answering. The lettings industry - and the 125+ laws that apply to it - can be a bit tricky to navigate. We receive…

Landlord Mid-Term Inspections: What are they and why do I need one?

Landlord Mid-Term Inspections: What are they and why do I need one?

A mid-term inspection is a formal check of your property during tenancy. It's a useful exercise for both landlords and tenants. Landlords can ensure their property is being well looked after and…

How will the Chancellor’s Green Plan affect landlords?

How will the Chancellor’s Green Plan affect landlords?

Back in July, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a Green Homes Grant Scheme as part of the government's £3 billion energy efficiency plan. The scheme, open from 30th September 2020, provides partial funding…

Landlord Stamp Duty: How does the stamp duty holiday affect buy-to-lets?

Landlord Stamp Duty: How does the stamp duty holiday affect buy-to-lets?

On 8th July 2020, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced changes to Stamp Duty in England. Until 31st March 2021, first-time buyers and those replacing their residential properties will pay no Stamp Duty below…

Government Changes to Evictions: August 2020

Government Changes to Evictions: August 2020

Back in July, the government announced changes to eviction processes in England and Wales. These temporary measures aim to help the courts cope with the influx of possession proceedings once the 'eviction…

How Does the Fifth Money Laundering Directive Impact Landlords, Tenants and Agents?

How Does the Fifth Money Laundering Directive Impact Landlords, Tenants and Agents?

If you keep up to date with the latest goings-on of the private rental sector, you’ve probably came across the Fifth Money Laundering Directive several times over the last couple of months.…

Why You Need A Holding Deposit: Landlord and Tenant Questions Answered

Why You Need A Holding Deposit: Landlord and Tenant Questions Answered

For first-time landlords and tenants, the holding deposit process can often raise a few questions. When is the deposit returned? Why isn't it classed as a tenant fee? Why do I need…

A Guide to Landlord Legionella Risk Assessments – Is Your Water Safe?

A Guide to Landlord Legionella Risk Assessments – Is Your Water Safe?

As a landlord, it seems you never hear the end of electrical regulations, gas safety and EPC requirements - but what's the deal when it comes to water? In this article, you'll…

Landlords, are you following the correct EPC requirements?

Landlords, are you following the correct EPC requirements?

In 2018, EPC requirements changed for landlords through the introduction a minimum energy rating of 'E' or above for new tenancies. In 2020, along with several other regulations in the rental sector…

Landlord Fire Safety Regulations – How Safe Is Your Property?

Landlord Fire Safety Regulations – How Safe Is Your Property?

As a landlord, you have a duty of care to your tenants that you must fulfil. Within this duty of care, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that your property is…