All tenants have the right to ‘quiet enjoyment’. This means a right to privacy. Unreasonable demands for access from the landlord would undermine that right.
What deductions is the landlord able to make from the deposit at the end of the tenancy? Some tenants too are confused about exactly how they go about getting their deposit money back when they leave the property. We’ll try to make things a little clearer here.
If you're going down the HMO route, what are the things you need to know and how can you manage your property without using an estate agent? We'll look at these questions in this article.
The government has recently announced plans to abolish Section 21 evictions as part of its overall plan to overhaul the housing market.
Despite the south-east as a whole enjoying a vibrant economy and rising prices, there are still affordable towns near London. Communities which meet the demands of both landlord and tenant.
It's fair to say as a private landlord you'll spend a lot of your time thinking about the rent. Will the tenant pay it this month? Am I charging enough? And probably the biggest question. Should I raise the rent?
As a private landlord, you have a duty of care towards your tenant. You also have legal obligations too. Many of them concerning safety standards. In this article, we'll look at landlord legal requirements, the rules regarding safety and the Fitness for Human Habitation Act. In short the obligations, you have to provide a safe and secure home for your tenant.
The new tax year, which started last month on the 6th April, has seen a host of tax changes, including amendments to capital gains tax and income tax. Here’s what you need to know about the reduction in mortgage interest tax relief.
It's amazing what deals you can find by shopping around. Particularly when it comes to energy costs. Switching suppliers really can save you a sizable amount of money every month.
It is definitely true to say that, over the past five years, the BTL game has changed. Increasingly onerous taxation and legislation and regulation have driven a “professionalisation” of the sector.
When a new tenant moves into your property you must serve them with specific paperwork. This is a legal requirement. But serving the correct documents at the start of the tenancy will also protect yourself. Here are the documents (may vary in Scotland) you need to serve.
There's no legal requirement for you to have landlord insurance. But to not have it is reckless in the extreme. Landlord insurance will protect you against the unforeseen and helps safeguard the large investment you made in your property business.