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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

The problem At the point a Section 21 is served, there is a potential for a tenant to find themselves homeless. People in employment 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

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

The new Tenant Fee Ban legislation, over two years in the gestation, has finally received Royal Assent with the majority coming into force on the 1 June 2019. Although the focus is on

It is unusual for a Private Members’ bill to become law, but this is what has happened in 2019 to MP Karen Buck’s bill, the Fitness for Human Habitation Act 2019. It won

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

For many landlords across the UK, tenant abandonment is a serious and vulnerable area of letting a property. at the current time, the law does not recognise any form of abandonment process or

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