Natalie Deakin, Author at Landlord Blog

By Natalie Deakin

Natalie joined LettingaProperty.com in 2014. As the team has grown, she's developed her knowledge and experience, progressing to become Operations Manager. Overseeing every online transaction, from property advertising and tenant referencing to deposit disputes, rent arrears, and renewals – Natalie's team helps our landlords to stay legal and compliant.

Deposit protection schemes are a tricky topic for landlords and tenants. Since the Tenant Fee Ban, the legalities of tenancy deposits have caused confusion. Where should they be kept? How much should they

The Debt Respite Scheme, otherwise known as 'breathing space', takes effect on 4 May 2021, with big financial implications for landlords and tenants. Introduced as part of the Chancellor’s Spring Budget, the scheme

We're a month into 2021 and it's already looking to be a jam-packed year for landlords and letting agents. As we all know by now, the lettings industry can be unpredictable at the

Fire safety is essential in every rental property - but what are the rules surrounding fire doors? Understanding the regulations will help you to ensure that you are operating within the law at

During lockdown, the rental sector was turned upside down. Lettings and estate agents across the country were hit hard - with some forced to close their doors for good. Landlords and tenants also

There are a few things that are changing in the private rental sector over the coming months. To make things easier for you, we've put together a list of what's coming your way

In 2018, EPC requirements changed for landlords through the introduction of a minimum energy rating of 'E' or above for new tenancies. Now, this rule applies to all tenancies, not just new ones.

In January 2020, the government announced the much-anticipated introduction of mandatory electrical safety inspections for private landlords. The new regulations, titled The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020,

A permitted occupier is generally referred to as 'a person that is not a tenant but has permission to stay in a rented property'. They have no legal rights to the property nor

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