Category: Landlords

Brixton and Lambeth Council House Waiting List Drops by 2.2% since 2011

In 1979, more than 4 in 10 British people lived in a council house, yet today that figure is only 1 in 12!

According to Shelter 65% of families on the Council House waiting lists had been on those lists for more than a year and 27% had been waiting for more…


Brixton Property Market

Do We Have the Right Sort of Brixton Homes For the 21st Century?

Would it surprise you to know that in some parts of Brixton, predominantly prosperous areas with high proportions of mature residents, the housing crisis is not one of supply so much as dispersal of that supply? Theoretically, in Brixton there are…


19% less homes for sale in Brixton than a year ago

 

One of the key factors of the health of the Brixton property market is the number of properties for sale at any one time. The issue with housing is that when demand goes up, unlike with a chocolate bar factory, who can add a couple of hours overtime to increase supply/production to satisfy demand, it…


Landlord fines

List of Possible Fines for Landlords

With so many regulations for the letting industry, it is no surprise that landlords face an increasing risk of being fined if they don’t comply with rules. However, given that there are over 150 regulations for the letting sector, many landlords struggle to remain informed of the rules they must adhere to when letting property.

This…


Legionella Disease

10 things landlords should know about legionella

It is vital landlords provide their tenants with safe rental accommodation. Landlords should be aware of risks and threats at their rental property, and Legionnaire’s Disease is an issue that landlords need to recognise.

Legionella bacteria can cause serious illness, and in some cases, it can be fatal. While landlords aren’t legally required to test for…


Human Habitation

Landlords, more repair responsibilities brought in by the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

It is likely you will have heard of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 because there have been many media articles regarding the Act. The media interest is because the Act provides tenants have the right to sue landlords. Many tenants will be happy with this opportunity, and rogue landlords should be concerned.


local landlords

Brixton – Landlords Legal Update

Are you keen to be a landlord but not sure where or how to begin? Are you a landlord that is feeling overwhelmed with the volume of legislation you need to understand? Have you been left shocked at the targeting of landlords in recent years?


What are the Deposit rules in conjunction with tenant fee ban

With the tenant fee ban coming into effect on the 1st of June, it is important that landlords are aware of the rules and regulations. There are different issues to contend with and the matter of deposits will be under the spotlight. This has been an area of great debate and discussion in recent years…


Landlords are you aware of new changes with fines of £5000

Landlords, are you aware of a new system that could see you fined £5,000 if you are not a member of the new redress scheme? There are so many rules and regulations for landlords to keep up with, it is perfectly understandable that many landlords find themselves unaware of important regulations. However, with a potential…


The Housing Health and Safety Rating System, Housing Act 2004

As a landlord, you will know that you have many regulations to follow. It is difficult for landlords to remain in touch with the latest regulations but a failure to do so can be costly for business. It is imperative that you follow health and safety regulations, and you’ll find that the Housing Act 2004…