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Domestic abuse: What are a landlord’s obligations if they suspect their tenant is a victim?

Domestic abuse: What are a landlord’s obligations if they suspect their tenant is a victim?

One in four women, and one in six men, experience domestic abuse in their lives, with a new case reported to police every 30 seconds*. Police are already reporting increases over the football season, and research finds reported incidents of domestic abuse rise by up to 38% when England lose a World Cup game, and … Continue reading Domestic abuse: What are a landlord’s obligations if they suspect their tenant is a victim?

New guidance to promote successful tenancies

New guidance has been produced to help private renters in England who are looking for a house or flat to rent. The guidance has been produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and provides a checklist of the most important and common aspects to help protect renters from problems at every stage … Continue reading New guidance to promote successful tenancies

A quick guide to residential tenancy possession in England

As a landlord, there are often times when you will unfortunately need to seek possession of your property. For example, if your tenants are in arrears or your property has been damaged through anti-social behaviour (the top two reasons for a landlord being forced to go down this route.) If your tenants have signed an … Continue reading A quick guide to residential tenancy possession in England

Don’t get caught out – make sure your tenancies are legal

While there have been major changes to landlord and tenant law over the last 20 years, the legal focus is still on protecting the rights of the tenants rather than safeguarding the landlords business interests. Therefore, it is up to me to protect myself and my business. Tedious as it can seem, my best protection … Continue reading Don’t get caught out – make sure your tenancies are legal

Getting off to a good start!

Renting is becoming the preferred choice of tenure for more and more people. Even Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, having tied the knot in a spectacular ceremony at Westminster Abbey are now renting a cottage on Anglesey where William is serving 3 years as a Search and Rescue Helicopter Pilot at RAF Valley. … Continue reading Getting off to a good start!