Category: Tenants

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…


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.


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…


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…


Compensation

5 reasons Tenants may seek compensation from landlord

It is important that landlords are aware there are instances where a tenant may seek compensation from them. Landlords have a lot of regulations to consider but they also need to ensure they provide tenants with dependable and reliable service, or they could face serious consequences.

Here are 5 reasons tenants may seek compensation from a…


renting home

Fall In Buy To Let: Good For The Market?

While the lack of supply of homes in the property market has led to rising prices and many problems for buyers, the fall in buy to let properties available on the market may lead to positive news for buyers. When one thing happens in the property or rental market, it is likely that there is…


London property

Looking To Become A London Landlord: Help Is Available

While no one is saying being a landlord in London is easy, or that a London landlord are guaranteed to enjoy success, it is fair to say that some people see that it provides an opportunity to generate income.


landlord investment

Landlords there might be tax incentives for longer tenancies

There are many things for landlords to consider when it comes to the length of tenancy that is offered to a tenant. It may be that the tenant is looking for a set agreement, which may influence the landlord’s actions, but the landlord will likely have their own ideas. Shorter term lets may provide higher…


renting home

Errors amended in new How To Guides for landlords and tenants July 2018

It is vital that landlords remain up to date with the How To Guides that they provide to tenants. A failure to do so could lead to a landlord being unable to carry out a Section 21 Act, which could cause issues and problems for the landlord. There is a range of guides that landlords…