Jonathan Daines, Author at Landlord Blog

By Jonathan Daines

As Founder and CEO since 2008, Jonathan’s passion for property, technology and entrepreneurship inspired the creation and innovation of LettingaProperty.com. With the support of a dedicated team of industry professionals, for the past 11 years he has built a digital marketplace offering low-cost services that empowers landlords and tenants to let and rent property with ease.

As you may already know, online letting agents Upad are sadly no longer able to accept new customers. We appreciate that this is a stressful and uneasy time for Upad’s current landlords and tenants

Last week, we discussed the difference between a contractual tenancy and an assured shorthold tenancy (AST). This week, we’re carrying on the conversation by thinking about situations that may cause a contractual tenancy

In our previous article ‘Tenancy or Licence’, we saw in the case of Street v Mountford 1985 that a court will look at the facts to establish what type of tenancy exists rather

Tenancy or Licence? - There is so much legislation with which both landlords and agents find that they now need to comply. It would be unusual if we did not see either companies

The problem At the point a section 21 is served, there is a potential for a tenant to find themselves homeless. People in employment and/or not in receipt of benefits related to housing,

Access to property In the first part, we looked at the apparent anomaly of the landlord’s obligations to carry out repairs and maintenance at a rental property, and how that could conflict with

It is not unusual to hear about landlords being accused of, or even sued for, ‘trespass’ of a rented property by a disgruntled tenant. Although a property is let, and it remains in

The Autumn Budget Statement in 2016 said that Westminster intended to ban tenant fees. This ban came into effect in England from 1 June 2019. Wales, with its devolved housing power, writes its

Mandatory electrical safety checks for all landlords have been on the horizon for a long while. Currently, though there is a legal requirement for landlords to carry out fixed electrical installation inspections on