Is your home doorbell breaking the law?

As technology develops, so do the gadgets in our homes, and one thing that has seen a massive rise in popularity is the doorbell camera. These videos allow us to […]

Checklist to get your HMO ready for renting

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September marks the start of the university for the 2022/23 year and with that comes students moving into rented accommodation. If you rent out your property to multiple individuals (be […]

The end of ‘no fault’ eviction

The word ‘eviction’ has some negative connotations. It can bring to mind people being forced to leave their homes, or having to leave because they did something wrong. However, serving […]

Assistance dogs and the Equality Act 2010

Thousands of people across the UK enjoy their lives with the assistance of highly trained canine companions. Small business owners should know how to uphold the rights of assistance dog […]

What does the Renters Reform Bill mean for me?

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The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has published its Renters Reform Bill (also known as the ‘A Fairer Private Rented Sector white paper’), which is part of a […]

Upcoming changes in real estate law

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic brought dynamic changes to the UK’s commercial and residential real estate markets: people and businesses moved in and out of cities and between smaller and larger […]

What does the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 mean for me?

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016, described as bringing about ‘the biggest change to Welsh housing law for decades’, is set to come into force on 1 December 2022. The […]

Planning permission for business signs

Business Signage on Private Property : Do you need planning permission

Most businesses need some form of signage. The reason most businesses need some form of signage is that signage is visible. That means your local authority is likely to have […]

Setting up a property company as a landlord

When purchasing a buy-to-let property (a property you buy in order to rent it out to tenants) it’s important to think about how you will own the property and what […]

What are your rights as a tenant in 2021

Although the UK is, in general, very much on the move back to “business as usual”, many aspects of life are still in flux. One of them is the issue […]

Understanding deposit disputes

Deposit disputes are possibly the single, biggest cause of friction between landlords and tenants. Avoiding disputes is always much better than having to resolve them. If, however, the matter does […]

Electrical safety in rented property and what it means for you

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 June 2020 and apply to all private landlords in England. Under the Regulations, […]