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Property Law 11 min read

Landlord Repair Obligations – What are Landlords and Tenants Responsible For?

Reading Time: 11 minutes As a landlord, one of the first things that will come to mind when a tenant reports a maintenance issue, is “does this fall under my landlord repair obligations, or […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 9 min read

Gas Safety Check Regulations for Private Landlords – A 2021 Guide for Buy to Lets

Reading Time: 9 minutes Gas safety checks are a key responsibility for every landlord. In this article, we cover everything landlords need to know about the Gas Safety Regulations. Find out what your responsibilities […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 9 min read

Gas Safety Check Regulations for Private Landlords – A 2022 Guide for Buy to Lets

Reading Time: 9 minutes Gas safety checks are a key responsibility for every landlord. In this article, we cover everything landlords need to know about the Gas Safety Regulations. Find out what your responsibilities […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 3 min read

GDPR for Landlords – Plus Free Landlord Privacy Policy Download

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 8 min read

Landlord Registration, HMO & Selective Licensing

Reading Time: 8 minutes Compliance with landlord registration, HMO & Selective Licensing legislation is vital if you intend to rent out private properties in the UK.  Not least as it protects your lettings business […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 2 min read

Landlord Gas Safety Regulations 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes It gives me pleasure to share some good news for landlords with respect to proposed changes to landlord gas safety regulations and responsibilities. UPDATE: These changes have now taken place […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 4 min read

Can Landlords Enter Property Without Permission

Reading Time: 4 minutes A question I was asked this week by one of my clients is whether or not a landlord can enter property without permission from the tenant?  Specifically, my client was […]

Shannon Hall

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Property Law 2 min read

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards 2018 – What you need to know

Reading Time: 2 minutes As of 1st April 2018 any properties rented out in the private rented sector to meet a minimum energy performance rating on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). In a bid to cut energy […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 4 min read

Dangers Of Rent Repayment Order – Housing and Planning Act 2016

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 […]

Mary Latham

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Property Law 3 min read

Does your a property need a carbon monoxide alarm?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Almost everyone knows that all properties – rented or not – should have a smoke detector installed. Smoke detectors protect those at home from the dangers of fire – but […]

Matthew Daines

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Property Law 6 min read

Landlords and the HHSRS – What is the Housing Health and Safety Rating System?

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) has been the standard assessment for property safety since 2006. Despite having been active for 15 years, the system has been criticised […]

Matthew Daines

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Property Law 2 min read

Do Your Tenants Have the Right to Rent?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Landlords will have a little more paperwork in the near future as regulations come into force that put the onus on you to check a tenant’s immigration status. Fines of […]

Matthew Daines

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Property Law 5 min read

Right-to-Rent Checks – Are You Ready For Imminent Changes?

Reading Time: 5 minutes New legislation which will see landlords face fines if they rent homes to illegal immigrants without carrying out ‘right to rent’ checks is to be rolled out from the 1st […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 2 min read

Landlord Immigration Checks – Introducing The Immigration Act 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes You may recall an article we wrote back in May 2013 about the Queens Speech which highlighted the plans to make private landlords responsible for checking the immigration status of […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 6 min read

Rent to Rent – Guaranteed Rent And No Work?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Under the weight of legislation, regulations and rent arrears some people get fed up of being landlords and those people now have a title “tired landlords” and are seen as […]

Mary Latham

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Property Law 5 min read

The danger of buying a property for conversion to an HMO.

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Romney shot himself in the foot this week, then re-loaded, and shot the other foot” – Affan Chowdhry Most universities were built before most of us were born and, just […]

Mary Latham

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Property Law 6 min read

How to Gain Access to a Tenanted Property

Reading Time: 6 minutes The reason that the legal process for taking our properties back from tenant is called possession is because once we have handed the keys to the tenant that tenant legally possesses […]

Mary Latham

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Property Law 3 min read

Energy Performance Ratings – Landlords, Don’t Get Caught Out!

Reading Time: 3 minutes From the 6th April 2012 a new style Energy Performance Certificate was introduced to give clearer information about measures that can be carried out to improve the energy performance rating […]

Mary Latham

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Property Law 3 min read

Landlord responsibilities when letting a property

Reading Time: 3 minutes Although most landlord responsibilities are laid out in the tenancy agreement, unless using a plain English tenancy agreement, the legal terms used can make deciphering your responsibilities somewhat of a challenge […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 4 min read

Everything you should know about your EPC

Reading Time: 4 minutes What does EPC stand for? EPC stands for Energy Performance Certificate. Energy Performance Certificates, or EPCs, are a compulsory requirement for all homes on the property market. Landlords are liable […]

Letting a Property

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Property Law 3 min read

Landlords! Do you need a HMO licence?

Reading Time: 3 minutes House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is a commonly used term in property letting. However, few landlords really understand what it means and whether it applies to their rental property. What […]

Letting a Property

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Property Law 2 min read

Is a Verbal Tenancy Agreement Legally Binding?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The simple answer is “yes”, a verbal tenancy agreement is as legally binding (reference case: Johnson v. Patry) as a written tenancy agreement, however, we would never advise you enter into […]

Matthew Daines

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