Chance to Serve the Gas Safety Certificate

One Chance to Serve the Gas Safety Certificate?

Since the Assured Shorthold Tenancy and Prescribed Requirements Regulations (England) 2015 (‘the regulations’) came into force on 01 October 2015, many landlords have served the gas safety certificate and energy performance certificate (‘EPC’) shortly before serving a section 21 notice upon finding that such documents were required to be served. This case considered whether there was a time limit for a landlord to serve a gas safety certificate and energy performance certificate for the purpose of serving a section 21 notice. In an appeal of a first instance decision of DJ Bloom, HHJ Jan Luba QC sent a highly persuasive ...
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Foxtons Ordered to Pay £18,000.00

London Borough of Camden v Foxtons Ltd [2017] UKUT 349 (AAC) This was the first appeal in this jurisdiction to come before an Upper Tribunal and the crux of the appeal brought by the London Borough of Camden was whether the revised description of Foxtons fees complied with the Consumer Rights Act 2015. The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (‘the Act’) requires all letting agents in England and Wales to publicise details of their fees. Section 83 of the Act came into force on 27 May 2015 and provides: 83(1) A letting agent must, in accordance with this section, publicise details ...
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Universal Credit & Rent Arrears

What is Universal Credit? Universal Credit is a monthly payment for people who are either unemployed, or working but on a low income. It will eventually replace all of the following benefits and tax credits: • Income Support • Child Tax Credit • Housing Benefit • Working Tax Credit • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Section 11 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 provides the calculation of an award of universal credit is to include an amount in respect of any liability of a claimant to make payments in respect of the accommodation they occupy as their ...
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The Draft Tenant Fees Bill

The draft bill on banning agency fees paid by tenants was published last week. The Draft Tenant Fees Bill has not been put before parliament yet thus is yet to be scrutinised by Parliament; changes are likely to occur to the draft bill before enforcement of the new law which is to be cited as the Tenant Fees Act 2017. As the bill stands, section 1 and 2 of the bill prohibit landlords and lettings agents requiring any payment from a tenant for the granting, renewal and continuation’ of any tenancy or license. In Schedule 1 of the bill there are ...
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My tenants have rent arrears what can i do?

One of the frequently asked question is; My tenants have rent arrears what can i do? The answer to this question is based on the an assumption the property is a residential property and the tenancy in place is an assured shorthold tenancy commencing after 15th of January 1998. If the rent arrears are more than 2 months or if the rent is payable weekly the rent arrears are 8 weeks or more than you can serve a eviction notice known as a section 8 notice. The section 8 notice will give the tenant 14 days to pay the rent arrears ...
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I don’t have a tenancy agreement with my tenant can i still evict?

The most frequently asked asked from landlords wishing to evict there tenant is I don't have a tenancy agreement with my tenant can i still evict?. The answer depends when your tenancy commenced with your tenants. If the tenancy commenced after 28th of February 1997 than it comes under the Housing Act 1996. Which is very good news because under this Act you can have an oral tenancy meaning it does not need to be in writing. Without a doubt all landlords should let a property by have a good up to date comprehensive tenancy in place. What if the tenancy ...
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Newham Council to Name and Shame Agents

The local authority Newham Council in London is to launch the UK’s first letting agents’ rating scheme which will publicly name and shame bad agents. Newham Council’s declared aim is to protect residents and landlords from rogue agents. We work with many lettings agents who are reputable companies, we have however had an increase in the number of landlords seeking to take action against their agents in cases where the agent has failed to remit rent to the landlord or rented property from the landlord to sublet the premises but failed to pay the landlord rent forcing the landlord through ...
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Right to Rent Fuels Black Market

The obligation imposed on landlords to establish that tenants they let to property to have the right to rent under the Immigration Act 2014 is said to be fuelling the black market for false identification recent research has shown. A new BBC investigation has found that many letting agents and landlords are unable to identify a fake passport when presented with one leaving them vulnerable to fraudsters with fake identification and possibly other documents deceiving agents and landlords. The research reveals that criminals gangs are using fake ID’s that are impossible to identify with the naked eye. An undercover reporter ...
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Tenancy Deposit Legislation Clarity to Come Following Appeal

Chapter 4 of the Housing Act 2004 which relates to the protected of tenancy deposits has been debated in courts and among lawyers, landlords and agents since its enactment on  April 2007. The provisions of s.213 of the Housing Act 2004 which requires landlords to protect a tenancy deposit paid in connection with an assured shorthold tenancy within 30 days of the landlord receiving the tenancy deposit and to serve the prescribed information in relation to the deposit protection upon the tenant within the same period. Though many of you will already know, s.215 of the Housing Act 2004 governs ...
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Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims – October 2017

There is a new protocol that creditors must now follow when pursuing payment of a debt from an individual (including sole traders). This new protocol applies to a creditor that is a business (including sole traders and public bodies) and comes into force on 1 October 2017. For those creditors who may not already know, the protocol referred to is a protocol under Civil Procedure Rules, in short, they are the courts expectations of the conduct of parties before proceedings are issued in a court. The current protocol already encourages parties to enter to communication and make attempts to settle ...
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We work with landlords, agents, mortgage brokers and more, we`re also recommended by Barclays Bank to their business customers. We have been assisting with evictions nationally since the early 2000’s and our reputation certainly speaks for itself. You contact us on our free advice line, by e-mail or book a consultation with a lawyer.

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Why are you different to other firms?

We aren’t just an eviction company, we specialise in property law and our impartial advice can prove the same beyond doubt. We lead the way with evictions Nationally because of our knowledge and success in helping landlords and agents.

Can I evict the tenant if I lost my agreement?

Yes you can still evict your tenant in the absence of a written tenancy agreement, we will assess the arrangements between the parties to determine the type of tenancy in order to serve the correct notice, the tenancy will likely be the default tenancy agreement which is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement.

I live abroad, can you still handle my case?

Yes, we deal with many overseas landlords and gain possession of their property in their absence and keep them up to date through the process. We can even secure the property after the eviction.

How can you guarantee an eviction?

Our expertise and knowledge in property law allows us to guarantee landlords and agents eviction. In most cases it is a matter of legal compliance and accuracy which determines if we can guarantee if eviction. Where legal compliance has been an issue for the landlord we will advise and assist comply with relevant legislation to enable a successful eviction.

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"Sasha Charles knowledge of landlord and tenant problems is extremely vast as proven in my case which was very complex...a good outcome achieved hence my possession order. Thanks to Sasha Charles and the rest of the team. Thank you again Landlord Advice UK. "

Sylvia Francois

Landlord

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Sylvia Francois

Landlord

"Sasha Charles knowledge of landlord and tenant problems is extremely vast as proven in my case which was very complex...a good outcome achieved hence my possession order. Thanks to Sasha Charles and the rest of the team. Thank you again Landlord Advice UK. "

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“I got possession of my property back while staying abroad, Landlord Advice UK provided a great service.”


karim Chaudhri

Landlord

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Landlord

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“My tenants raised a defence and counterclaim claim alleging disrepair, but Landlord Advice UK successfully dealt with this and got me a possession order.”

Kirik Stevans

Landlord

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Kirik Stevans

Landlord

“My tenants raised a defence and counterclaim claim alleging disrepair, but Landlord Advice UK successfully dealt with this and got me a possession order.”

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“I am a professional landlord and have used Landlord Advice UK for many years with all my property matters from eviction to drafting my  tenancy and lease agreements, great service.”

Sue Jackson,

Landlord

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Sue Jackson,

Landlord

“I am a professional landlord and have used Landlord Advice UK for many years with all my property matters from eviction to drafting my  tenancy and lease agreements, great service.”
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