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 […]

Rent Repayment Order for Failure to Obtain a License There are various defences available to landlords who find themselves Respondent to an application for a Rent Repayment Order for Failure to Obtain a License being made against them. We previously wrote an article covering all the important things to know about an application for a […]

Right to Rent Penalties

7th January 2024 0

Right to Rent penalties The UK has in place a framework of laws, policies and administrative arrangements to ensure access to work, benefits and services is only available to those who are lawfully present in the UK and have the right to access them. In relation to letting property, these are known as the Right […]

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 […]

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 […]

Abolishing No-fault evictions & Rogue Landlords On 15 April 2019, the Government announced: “Private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants from their homes at short notice and without good reason.” This was followed by a consultation process which ran between July and October 2019. The consultation paper proposed the abolition of section […]

Defending a Rent Repayment Order Application A rent repayment order (“RRO”) is an order made by a Tribunal requiring the landlord or agent to repay rent (including housing benefit or housing element of universal credit) where the landlord or agent has committed a particular offence, which are listed below. It is not necessary that the landlord […]

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 […]