Landlord Repair Responsibilities 2018 – Part 2

In part 1 of our landlord repair responsibilities series, we discussed duties of the landlord that are implied by statute.  In part 2, we will be discussing expressed contractual repairing obligations and those implied by common law. What are contractual obligations? In addition to common law implied terms and statutory implied terms by section 11 of the […]

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Landlord Repair Obligations 2018 – Part 1

As a landlord one of the first things that will come to mind when a tenant reports a maintenance issue (like changing a lightbulb) is ‘does this fall under my landlord repair obligations, or is it in fact a tenant responsibility?’  It is important to establish where the responsibility lies at the outset of the […]

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Landlord Inventory, Inspections & Check-in / Check-out Reports

When renting out a property it is imperative that you are in possession of a landlord inventory and schedule of condition.  This is a detailed record of all the fixtures and fittings within your rental property and the condition it is in at the beginning of a tenancy. Although not required by law, it is […]

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The new series of How To guides has caused some confusion for landlords.

New Series of How To Guides For Landlords

As you are aware from our newsletter on 26 June 2018, the Government has published a new series of online How To Guides for landlords and tenants with the aim of helping them understand their rights and responsibilities. Below is an analysis of the How to Rent Guide along with a look at the three […]

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Landlord gas safety regulations are due to change in April 2018. Are you ready for some good news?

Gas Safety Regulations 2018 for Private Landlords

The 6 April 2018 saw the implementation of the Gas Safety Regulations (Installation and Use) – (Amendment) 2018 (The Regulations), providing landlords with more flexibility around the renewal of gas safety records.  The changes were introduced following a consultation carried out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) between November 2016 and January 2017. Prior […]

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How to Let – A Private Landlord Guide (England 2018)

Today, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published a series of new and updated online guides for private landlords and tenants including a new How to Let guide and an updated How to Rent guide which must be issued to tenants at the start (or renewal) of an assured shorthold tenancy – as from the […]

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How to Conduct a Rental Valuation

Getting hold of the keys to your first rental property is hard enough, especially when you consider the effort required to raise the finance and then complete any renovations or necessary improvements. But then comes the next tricky bit, which some new landlords renting out a property might take for granted – finding a tenant […]

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GDPR for landlords. Your Questions Answered

If you are letting a property in the UK, GDPR for landlords certainly affects you in a few key ways. But before we address these major changes, let’s take a quick look at how we got to this point. A brief history of UK data protection In essence, data protection regulation has been enforced in […]

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