Covid-19: Landlord and tenant issues you need to know

The guidance provided here is correct at the time of writing, but could become out-of-date very quickly depending on the situation and any new information provided by the government, the […]

Private parking in the UK; what are your legal rights?

Parking on public land and parking on private land are governed by very different sets of rules and enforcement processes. For the most part, parking on public land is governed […]

Hosts and the Law

Airbnb

The online short-lets industry has become so big, that many landlords and tenants have considered this option to earn extra income. The likes of Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and HomeAway are […]

Lodger vs tenancy agreement

In this week’s blog we explore the difference between a tenant and a lodger and why it’s important to know the difference between a lodger agreement and tenancy agreement. The […]

5 ways landlords are saving time, money and hassle

Owning a rental property can be a time-consuming endeavour. And despite popular opinion, after fees, taxes, maintenance costs, and mortgage payments, the profits at the end of the month can […]

Vulnerable tenants could suffer most from changes to the eviction process

eviction

It’s almost inevitable that making any policy change will benefit some people, but could put others at a disadvantage. This is particularly true for any government policy which could affect […]

Landlords and Tenants: What the law has in store

Although the UK’s next scheduled general election isn’t until 2022, politicians of all persuasions seem to be gearing up into campaign mode and it seems reasonable to assume that housing […]

A legal guide to the conveyancing process

In simple terms, a conveyancer’s job is to make you aware of any potential legal issues relating to a property you intend to buy. These may not stop you from […]

Revenge Evictions: Is the situation improving?

According to data obtained by the housing campaign group Generation Rent, just one in twenty private tenants who make formal complaints to the council against their landlords about poor living […]

How pollution is choking the housing market

Did you know that airline flight paths can affect the price of a property?  It’s no secret that many factors come into play when it comes to the housing market, […]

5 things that could hold up your mortgage application

mortgage

From innocent mistakes to completely unanticipated problems, many factors can affect your mortgage application. More and more borrowers are finding out how seemingly minor details are costing them their mortgages. […]

Tax changes for buy-to-let properties landlords need to know

Tax changes

6 April is the start of the new tax year and as is traditional, a new round of tax changes. Here are the new tax rules that buy-to-let property investors […]