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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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Grenfell Tower – Let’s Make a Difference – Please.

I am sure that you were as upset as I was to see the dreadful loss of life, health and of homes in the fire in Grenfell Tower, London.  The on-going situation for those who survived is heartbreaking. Making a donation to the Grenfell Tower support fund was not enough for me, I needed to […]

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Dangers Of Rent Repayment Order – Housing and Planning Act 2016

Some sections of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 came into force today.  The media will give a lot of attention to the fact that local authorities will be able to charge landlords Civil Penalties of up to £30,000 without court action and the fact that Tenancy Deposit Protection schemes must now share the landlords […]

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Holiday let nightmares, opt for long term letting instead!

When one of our landlords bought an investment property as a holiday let, little did she think that just 18 months later she would have to change her entire business model, but following a spate of incidents where guests had left the property in an unimaginable state, with damage to walls and carpets, she decided to […]

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Deposit disputes reach record high

Deposit disputes reach record high

According to the Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) quarterly statistics, the national average of a tenancy deposit in Q2 when renting a home in England and Wales was £970.48 – an increase of 4.47% on Q1 2016. The costs of moving into a rental property are increasingly on the rise despite campaigns from charity organisations such […]

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Tenant Withholding Rent For Repair Claims

Who pays your rent if your tenant decides not to and what happens to the deposit?  Read on to discover what happened when a tenant for a property signed a rental contract with a private landlord. This landlord had taken advantage of our Gold ‘Guarantee Rent‘ Package with services that include marketing the property, finding […]

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How Landlords can Pre-empt HHSRS Inspections

One of the most important considerations for landlords is whether their property can pass a HHSRS inspection. The acronym ‘HHSRS’ refers to the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, which councils use to determine whether a property is safe to live in or not. Councils may choose to conduct a HHSRS inspection at the request […]

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Protecting Your Rental Property This Winter

With the clocks set to go back on Sunday 26th October, it is a reminder that winter is almost upon us. Landlords should now be taking the time to consider their rental properties and the risks the colder months present. Here we outline a number of recommended checks a landlord should be preparing for to […]

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