Renting during COVID-19: Student tenancy rights and responsibilities

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused great disruption and uncertainty for landlords and tenants across the country.  In this week’s blog, we look at the landlord-tenant relationship in the context of […]

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

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

“No DSS” ruled unlawful. What this means for landlords and tenants

On 1 July 2020, York County Court ruled that “No DSS” letting bans are unlawful and discriminatory. In this weeks blog, we take a look at the ruling and how […]

You Can Still Go On Holiday… A Stamp Duty Holiday

As part of the UK Government’s COVID-19 relief efforts, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has increased the threshold where Stamp Duty Land Tax (commonly known as Stamp Duty) is levied on property […]

Coronavirus: 5 key legal documents you should prepare

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has altered the routines of most people. At a time like this, it may be worth considering what legal documents can protect you and your family’s […]

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The guidance provided here is correct at the time of writing, but could become out-of-date very quickly depending on the situation and any new information provided by the government, the […]

Hosts and the Law

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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

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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 […]