David Asker

Negotiating rent arrears repayment

Negotiating rent arrears repayment...

During the pandemic, many employees will have found themselves furloughed, or worse, without employment. This means that they might struggle to continue to pay their rent. If you have a tenant who has...

Covid-19 possession update

Covid-19 possession update...

Enforcement agent visits suspended Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020, visits by our enforcement agents are temporarily suspended. We will follow ongoing guidance from...

Welsh Government want 12 months eviction protection

Welsh Government want 12 months eviction protection...

The Welsh Government wishes to provide greater security for people who rent their homes. This security will be achieved by extending the minimum notice period for issuing a section 173 notice from two...

Rapid eviction of tenants – Q&A

Rapid eviction of tenants – Q&A...

Following on from the webinar we held on the 20th November 2019, we have compiled some further questions that were asked by attendees. The webinar was presented by Matt Carter here at The Sheriffs Office...

Overseas landlords need to make sure their tax affairs are in order

Overseas landlords need to make sure their tax affairs are in...

UK expats often rent out their primary residence when they relocate overseas. It is also the case that some individuals relocate for the primary purpose of limiting their UK tax bill. HMRC is undertaking...

Rapid eviction of tenants from a residential property

Rapid eviction of tenants from a residential property...

Webinar: Rapid eviction of tenants from a residential property This webinar is for landlords, legal professionals and property agents and will run through the eviction process for residential tenants.

Housing possession court duty scheme

Housing possession court duty scheme...

The Government is holding a consultation covering additional legal support for those facing eviction or repossession. Currently, the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS) offers free advice on the...

Who needs a guarantor agreement?

Who needs a guarantor agreement?

A guarantor is an individual who is agreeing to pay the rent if the tenant defaults on payments. Guarantors can often be necessary when renting to students or those in part time or low paid work, but any...

Returning a tenants deposit

Returning a tenants deposit...

All deposits must have been registered with a government backed tenancy deposit scheme, these schemes are Deposit Protection Service MyDeposits Tenancy Deposit Scheme At the end of a tenancy as a landlord...

Cowboy builders

Cowboy builders...

Extensions and loft conversions can add both value and extra space to your property, but what can you do when things don’t quite go to plan? There are ways to mitigate the risk of hiring a cowboy builder...

Ministry of Justice report on mortgage and landlord possession claims

Ministry of Justice report on mortgage and landlord possession...

The Ministry of Justice have released the 2019 Q2 report on mortgage and landlord possession claims. Landlord possession claims There has been an overall decrease in landlord possessions. Compared to the...

Letting agency posing as a club fined

Letting agency posing as a club fined...

A lettings agency claiming to be a members’ club has been fined more than £40,000. Lifestyle Club LSC has fallen short of the tenant fees ban, the club sought to imply that its members are licensees...

High Court enforcement for business – Webinar

High Court enforcement for business – Webinar...

In this CPD webinar the Sheriffs Office will cover High Court enforcement for business, this webinar will be useful content for solicitors and credit controllers and for any one who has their own business.

Rapid eviction of tenants – Q&A

Rapid eviction of tenants – Q&A...

I thought an HMO required an AST because of mortgage company requirements. Is a license acceptable for HMOs? An AST and a licence are two very separate things, an AST is the legal contract between the...

When you need a torts notice

When you need a torts notice...

A torts notice is a legal document alerting the owner of items that have been abandoned on private land or property. It is issued in accordance with the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977. The fact...

Q&A: Rapid eviction of tenants

Q&A: Rapid eviction of tenants...

The Government says that the bulk of homelessness is due to Section 21. Is this true? Homelessness is not down to a single factor; there are several factors to consider including the reduction in social...

Universal Credit Landlord engagement

Universal Credit Landlord engagement...

The roll out of Universal Credit has had an impact on rental arrears for claimants. Rent owed by Universal Credit claimants in the UK is, on average, £663 compared to just £263 for those on housing benefit...

Rapid eviction from residential property – Webinar

Rapid eviction from residential property – Webinar...

The Sheriffs office is running the webinar “Rapid eviction of tenants from a residential property.” This webinar is for landlords, legal professionals and property agents and will run through...

A new breed of housing

A new breed of housing...

For some millennials, ownership, it seems, isn’t particularly important. They will happily utilise facilities driven by Apps such as Uber and Airbnb. And In terms of careers and jobs, they will happily...

No DSS – The Sheriffs Office

No DSS – The Sheriffs Office...

The Government is currently looking closely at discriminatory policies which affect those needing to be housed but are reliant either fully or partially on benefits to be able to afford to do so. The All...

Traveller removal from land

Traveller removal from land...

It is once again the time of year for travellers to move around the country, often moving to the following types of places: Car parks, Sports fields, Privately owned land, Parks and open spaces Travellers...

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