Non statutory guidance for landlords in the private and social rented sectors on the measures relating to notices seeking possession modified by the Coronavirus Act 2020. The measures affect most residential possession processes, the chief processes being notices under: Section 21 Housing Act 1988 (Assured Shorthold Tenancies) Section 8...
24 hours. Under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, a tenant has the right to expect a landlord to carry out repairs in a 'reasonable time'. If it's an emergency repair as there is no heating or hot water, a landlord should fix this in 24...
In general, tenants do not have the right to withhold rent if the landlord does not carry out repairs. Doing so could jeopardise the tenant's right to remain in the accommodation. In certain circumstances, however, a tenant can pay for repairs and deduct the cost from future rent.
From 2016 tenants became able to require landlords to take the necessary steps to get the property to E rating or above, and since 2018 it has become illegal to rent out a property with an EPC rating of F or G. The good news in that your Energy Performance...
The current standard penalty for non-compliance with the Gas Safety Regulations is a £6,000 per appliance and/or 6 months imprisonment. Not having an up to date Gas Safety Certificate will also usually invalidate your landlord insurance.
We have extended the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020, meaning that from 29 August 2020, landlords must provide six months' notice in most circumstances where they wish to repossess their property.
Contact your mortgage provider as lenders are granting three month repayment holidays to all homeowners who are up to date with their mortgage payments and this includes buy-to-let mortgages who are receiving less rent as a result of Coronavirus. Be aware that this doesn’t mean your mortgage amount will...
We strongly advise landlords not to commence or continue possession proceedings during this challenging time without a very good reason to do so. It is essential that we work together during these unprecedented times to keep each other safe. We have made regulations extending the provisions of the Coronavirus Act...
Deposit Deductions and Disputes If your deposit was paid after 6 April 2007 then it must be protected by your landlord in a government-backed scheme. While most landlords comply with this law, it is the return of the deposit that can cause more arguments and problems than anything else related...
Landlord fixtures and fittings, including communal television and radio receiving aerials, satellite dishes and communication equipment, fixed glass, fixed sanitary ware and other related fittings in or pertaining to the buildings, are included as part of the building insurance cover. Just make sure this is included within your sum...
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