Tag: Tenants

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…


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…


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…


safety at home

Housing Health and Safety Rating System Regulations Under Review

Health and safety is the most critical issue for most landlords and tenants. There may be some letting professionals who are more focused on making money, and these are the ones who inevitably get the media headlines.


EPC property

Buy To Let Landlords: New Energy Upgrade Regulations

A warm and comfortable home is one of the most important things in life for many people. Therefore, it is no surprise to learn that this is an issue that many tenants complain about to their buy to let landlord.


Another landlord ordered £36,000 fine, charged with Criminal Behaviour Order and banned from letting out property.

When it comes to caring for rental accommodation, it is normally the landlord who has to encourage or motivate tenants to keep the premises looking clean and tidy. One of the biggest problems a landlord must endure is a messy tenant who doesn’t care for their home.


How to increase rental value

Recent years have changed drastically the property market, tenants are prepared to pay more for good quality property, landlords must offer something that tenants want and are willing to pay more rent to have it.