This is the second in a series of 10 articles written by specialist landlord & tenant solicitor Tessa Shepperson, founder of the online Landlord Law Service.
If you let a property in poor condition to your tenants, not only will you get complaints and lower your reputation as a landlord – it is also against the law.
Here is a list of the main legal points you need to know about. Continue reading Make sure your property is legal before you rent it out
Welfare Minister Lord Freud has pledged to look at the problems caused by tenants who refuse to pay their landlords and “play the system” to live rent free.
Speaking at the British Property Federation’s Residential Conference, Lord Freud said government would consider landlords’ concerns over issues around tenant debt.
Figures last month revealed that £276 million of rent went unpaid in the private rented sector in December alone. Continue reading Minister pledges to help with housing benefit rent arrears
Two more councils have joined the queue to crackdown on property investors letting shared houses. Continue reading More councils take on selective licensing for HMOs