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Asbestos in Rented Property – Responsibility and Management

Asbestos in rented property exists in significant numbers across the country.  The long-term harmful effects of asbestos inhalation are well-known and the unsettling fact is that, despite being banned in 1999 in the UK, the number of rented properties affected is believed to run into the millions. In fact, such was the widespread use of asbestos […]

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Tenant Abandonment And The Law (Series Part 3)

As we have seen in the previous articles (part 1 and part 2) in the series, if the tenant decides to vacate without telling you or you suspect abandonment, there aren’t any procedures set in stone you can follow or any laws in place to guide and protect you. The Housing and Planning Act 2016 […]

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Hotel Records Order 1972 For Landlords

You have completed your Right to Rent checks, all the adults in the property have passed the checks and moved into the property, however, you receive a fine from The Home Office for £5,000 and up to six months imprisonment. How can this be?   The Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972? This legislation is not […]

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Abandonment and the Tort (Interference with Goods) Act 1977

In the first article, in this series, we established that currently there is no legal process to deal with a situation where a landlord believes that a tenant has abandoned a property. If the landlord, or anyone acting on behalf of the landlord, takes possession of a property without a court order and the tenant […]

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Abandonment and the Protection from Eviction Act 1977

The problem. The tenant has stopped paying the rent, the neighbours haven’t seen them and they are not responding to your attempts to contact them. When you drive past the property there is a pile of rubbish on the driveway and the property appears to have been vacated. What you may consider doing and what […]

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Brightly painted English HMO properties

The new HMO property laws and buy to let

What is a HMO? House in multiple occupation, or HMO, is a property shared by a number of unrelated people on a room basis. They used to be referred to as multi-let or house share. In late 2016, a consultation took place to assess possible changes to licensing. As a result, a set of changes […]

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Rental Property Maintenance: whose responsibility is it?

As a landlord, your property is a huge investment. Whether you manage one home or a hundred, you want to make sure that you protect your investment and, of course, keep your tenant’s home a safe and healthy place to live. One of the most common questions that we are asked as letting agents is: […]

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Deregulation Act 2015 – 1 October 2018 (England)

The Deregulation Act 2015 came into force on 1 October 2015 affecting both landlords and tenants regarding deposits, retaliatory evictions and section 21 notices. Three years on and 1 October 2018 is an important date in the implementation of the full changes brought in by the Deregulation Act 2015. Deregulation Act 2015 – The legislation […]

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