Right to Rent

15th November 2017 0

Right to Rent Sections 20-31 and schedule 3 of the Immigration Act 2014 (“The Act”) came into force on 1 February 2016 and brings further statutory obligations for landlords and even agents to comply with. Landlords must now carry out the necessary checks to ensure they are renting to a person who has the Right […]

From the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to have a minimum energy performance rating of E (the energy rating will be found on an Energy Performance Certificate (“EPC“). The new requirement will be imposed under the he Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) […]

Defence to Damages for Unlawful Eviction Where a residential occupier is unlawfully deprived of access the premises at which they reside, a criminal offence is committed under s.1 of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 by the landlord or person depriving them of such access, the residential occupier may seek an order which reinstates them […]

The Immigration Act 2014 imposed an obligation on landlords to carry out necessary checks to ensure they were renting to a person who has the Right to Rent in the UK and the consequence of non-compliance was a penalty notice of up to £3,000. However, since 1 December 2016 it is also a criminal offence […]

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 has brought a lot for landlords and others in the property industry to consider which we have written about previously; this post focuses on the regulations that may be imposed under Part 5 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (the Act). Under Part 5 of the Act regulations […]

Guarantor Agreement Landlord Advice UK assisted a guarantor to an Amigo Loan agreement defend a claim brought against them for the failure of the borrower to pay back the loan to Amigo Loans. Guarantor loan provider Amigo Loans, which markets itself as a loan option for people with bad credit, has had a recent claim […]

A known technicality which we see time and time again when checking the validity of a section 21 notice that a landlord or agent has drafted and served themselves is the incorrect expiry date (date of which the tenant(s) must vacate the property after) being inserted on the notice. Where a section 21 notice was […]

Tenants Abandoned Goods

22nd February 2017 0

Tenants abandoning premises during their tenancy and leaving their goods behind is a growing common problem for landlords.  If your tenants have abandoned the let property and left their goods behind, they may intend to collect them or they may have abandoned them, for which reasons the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 provides that […]

The Homelessness Reduction Bill 2016, if passed, will mean that private tenants will not have to wait for eviction by bailiffs before being accepted as homeless by local councils. A section 21 notice would be sufficient for a tenant to be treated as homeless, this also prevents the landlord having to pay the Court costs […]

The Registry Trust Ltd is contracted to the Ministry of Justice to maintain the public register of CCJ‘s (and other orders and fines) for England and Wales, this enables other credit reference agencies, such as Experian, to update their data and provide credit checks. Although many CCJ‘s are registered with the Registry Trust Ltd, certain […]