Landlord Law

Tenancy agreements - At the end of the fixed term

Tenancy agreements – At the end of the fixed term

08/07/2013

All good things come to an end – and in due course your  tenancy agreement’s fixed term will end too. What happens then? When the fixed term ends Some people assume that the tenancy will end and that if the tenants stay on they will be squatters who can be easily evicted.  However you will… Read more

Rent2Rent scheme letting contracts

Rent2Rent contracts – if you’re going to do it do it right ….

05/07/2013

Rent2Rent companies are using the wrong letting contracts Whilst I have never been a fan of the Rent2Rent strategy I have to accept that a lot of investors are using Rent2Rent including Housing Associations, Councils and FTSE 250 companies as well as privateers. As it is the mission of Property118 to share best practice, helping these… Read more

Adapting tenancy agreement clauses

Tenancy agreements – Adapting tenancy agreement clauses

20/06/2013

So you have got your tenancy agreement and read it through. You are happy with most of it but there are just one or two things you don’t like. Is it all right for you to change them? The answer to this will really depend on what it is you want to change, but generally you… Read more

Tenancy agreements - Using the correct agreement

Tenancy agreements – Using the correct agreement

06/06/2013

People often talk about getting a tenancy agreement as if it were the same as getting a table or new kettle for the property.  Anything will do. However a tenancy agreement is a very important document.  It contains the rules which govern how your tenant is going to use your property – your valuable investment…. Read more

Tenancy agreements - Why you need one

Tenancy agreements – Why you need one

01/06/2013

Did you know its not actually necessary, legally, to have a tenancy agreement?  You can create a perfectly valid tenancy on a handshake, handing over the keys and collecting the rent from your tenant (s54(2) Law of Property Act 1925). The tenant goes in and, bingo – assured shorthold tenancy created. No problem. Or is… Read more

Tessa Shepperson of Landlord Law offers this free Advice to Landlords

Tessa Shepperson of Landlord Law offers this free Advice to Landlords

02/01/2013

    Tessa Shepperson of Landlord Law is a solicitor specialising in residential landlord and tenant law. Tessa very kindly wrote a series of articles exclusively for readers of Property118.com some time ago. These still serve to be an excellent resource for landlords who find them when searching the internet so we have decided to… Read more

Tessa Shepperson’s New “Landlord Law Made Easy” Course

Tessa Shepperson’s New “Landlord Law Made Easy” Course

23/05/2012

Don’t you get fed up sometimes by the amount of law we are expected to know? We have to comply with complicated tenancy deposit regulations otherwise our tenants can sue us for a penalty payment and we won’t be able to serve a notice to evict them unless we pay their deposit back.

3d man tied with text 'fraud' after committing crime.

Landlords ask courts to evict 65 tenants every day

11/05/2012

Buy to let landlords filed nearly 6,000 claims to evict tenants in the first three months of the year, according to the latest Ministry of Justice figures. County courts handle around 65 new cases every day and lawyers are concerned that backlogs will cause financial problems for landlords as strikes and work-to-rules by public sector… Read more

3d man tied with text 'fraud' after committing crime.

Landlords face possibility that they may not be able to evict tenants under Human Rights Law!

11/04/2012

I have just read a thread on Property Tribes that says Hounslow Council have been prevented so far from evicting a tenant because she is claiming that they are contravening her human rights under Article 8 of Human Rights Act 1998.

3d man tied with text 'fraud' after committing crime.

A Tale of Two Toilets

05/01/2012

A strange case came my way today and I thought it a grand example of the sort of world I move in and an insight into the Kafkaesque madness that is the stock in trade of my day.

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