A 3 month rental payment holiday has been announced for tenants!

Anyone struggling with mortgage or rental payments due to the coronavirus can apply for a three-month payment holiday, the government has confirmed. Call us on 01932 808592 Anyone struggling with mortgage or rental payments due to the coronavirus can apply for a three-month payment holiday, the government has confirmed. The three-month payment holiday for mortgage […]

WHAT IS A TENANCY DEPOSIT

rent repayment order Call us on 01932 808592 Check NOW to see if your landlord needs a licence! WHAT IS A TENANCY DEPOSIT Section 212(8) of the Housing Act 2004 defines a tenancy deposit to mean any money intended to be held by the landlord or otherwise as security for: The performance of any obligations […]

HAVE YOU BREACHED THE TENANCY DEPOSIT SCHEME

rent repayment order Call us on 01932 808592 Check NOW to see if your landlord needs a licence! HAVE YOU BREACHED THE TENANCY DEPOSIT SCHEME Tenancy Deposit Schemes From the 6thApril 2007 sections 212 -215 of the Housing Act 2004 (subject to amendments) requires all landlords of an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) in England and […]

SECURITY OF TENURE FOR ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCIES

rent repayment order Call us on 01932 808592 Check NOW to see if your landlord needs a licence! SECURITY OF TENURE FOR ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCIES A landlord may obtain an order for possession of an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) by either issuing a section 21 notice or by issuing a relevant notice pertaining to a […]

LANDLORDS MUST CONDUCT A ‘RIGHT TO RENT’ CHECK

rent repayment order Call us on 01932 808592 Check NOW to see if your landlord needs a licence! LANDLORDS MUST CONDUCT A ‘RIGHT TO RENT’ CHECK All private landlords in England are now legally required to check that new tenants are lawfully resident in the UK before renting the property to them. This ‘right to […]

RETALIATORY EVICTIONS ARE ILLEGAL – REVENGE EVICTIONS

rent repayment order Call us on 01932 808592 Check NOW to see if your landlord needs a licence! RETALIATORY EVICTIONS ARE ILLEGAL – REVENGE EVICTIONS Retaliatory evictions, also known as revenge evictions, is a problem frequently encountered by assured shorthold tenants who have complained to their landlord or the local authority about the condition of […]

RESTRICTIONS TO OBTAINING SECTION 21 POSSESSION

Before a landlord of an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) may rely upon a section 21 possession notice he must consider the relevance of the following issues: The supply of a ‘prescribed requirement’ Security of tenancy deposits A moratorium for the first six months of the tenancy Houses in Multiple Occupation/ Unlicensed Premises Retaliatory Evictions   […]

NO PRESCRIBED INFORMATION OR SECURITY OF DEPOSIT: NO S.21 NOTICE

A private landlord is legally required to provide specific information to a tenant so that the landlord may rely upon the service of section 21 notice. Section 21A Section 21A of the Housing Act 1988 sets out that a section 21 notice may not be given at any time when the landlord of an assured […]

AN ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCY – A Guide

An assured shorthold tenancy, also known as an AST,is the most common form of private tenancy within England and Wales and was introduced by the Housing Act 1988.The essential difference between an assured tenancy and AST is that there is no real security of tenure for assured shorthold tenants. Section 21 Notice A crucial component […]