Terminating a Rent to Rent Agreement Rent to Rent agreements, often advertised as Rent Guarantee Agreements, are becoming an increasingly common method for private landlords to let their residential properties. Whilst there are plenty of reputable companies that offer private landlords rent to rent options, there are also many issues landlords face when letting their […]

Latest Mandatory How to Rent Guide A new version of the legally mandatory renting checklist is issued by the Government, six months after the last one was printed. A new version of the How to Rent Guide is published by the Government on 02 October 2023, just six months after the last one. Information on […]

Abolishing the No-Fault Eviction Ground After much anticipation the first draft of the Renters Reform Bill published on 17 May 2023, which included the Abolishing the No-Fault Eviction Ground under s.21 of the Housing Act 1988 (Form 6A). The section 21 ground for possession currently allows landlords to terminate an assured shorthold tenancy agreement without […]

Suspension of Evictions Landlords will now face even longer waits than normal to evict tenants in London after two large landlords were advised that the County Court Bailiff operations are to be suspended for the ‘foreseeable future’. The suspension of evictions has come as a surprise given that the wait times for a County Court […]

Enforcing A Suspended Possession Order A suspended possession order, is an order for possession of property, that is suspended on specific terms set out in the order. The consequence of this is that the landlord cannot enforce th order, unless the terms upon which it has been suspended have been breached. The Court of Appeal […]

New How to Rent Guide Publication A new How To Rent Guide was to be published on Friday, 17 March 2023; however, it was not published as expected. The last update was over two years ago, during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic. The How to Rent Guide is a prescribed document which must […]

Guide to Serving Notice in Wales A “Standard Contract” is the most common agreement between a private landlord and tenant of residential property. This is the agreement that replaced assured shorthold tenancies on 01 December 2022. Existing assured shorthold tenancies converted to “Standard Contracts” automatically on this date. Tenants are now called “Contract-Holders” under the […]

County Court & High Court Enforcement, What’s the Difference? An enforcement officer (also known as a bailiff) is required when there is a possession order which has ordered the defendant(s) to give possession of a property and the deadline for doing so has passed. It is unlawful for any unauthorised person to enforce a possession […]

What is prescribed information? The Prescribed Information refers to information that is required to be given to a tenant, and anyone who pays a tenancy deposit in relation to an assured shorthold tenancy. The Housing Act 2004 sets out that where a tenancy deposit is paid, the landlord must: Secure the tenancy deposit with a […]

Does the tenancy deposit schemes apply in Wales? Following the implementation of significant changes in Wales to housing law, many landlords have been left with many question marks as they begin to relearn their legal obligations and the new terminology. One issue in particular that many landlords have been enquiring with our legal team about […]