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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are private landlords doomed?  The UK property market boom is soon over, as experts predict that the rising inflation and the cost of living crisis will cause a house price correction.  The Government also proposes major changes to the private rented sector, which will end the no-fault eviction process under section 21 of the Housing […]