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 […]

5 things that could hold up your mortgage application


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. […]

Are rental deposit protection schemes in need of urgent reform?


Deposits have long been one of the biggest sticking points in the property market. It’s obvious why landlords want them and even many tenants would probably recognise that the principle […]

How do I deal with unpaid rent?


At Rocket Lawyer UK, we’ve helped to answer over 10,000 legal questions from our members since 2012. From doing some analysis we’ve managed to pick out some common issues that […]

New codes of practice for letting and managing agents


The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced that a code of practice and an independent regulator will be introduced for letting and managing agents in England, specifically […]

#HowDoI Evict My Tenant


In Rocket Lawyer’s #HowDoI series, I’ll give you step-by-step instructions to solve common legal issues many people have.

Half of landlords affected by removal of wear and tear allowance

Wear and tear allowance

Almost half (47 per cent) of landlords will be affected by the removal of the annual wear and tear allowance, according to new findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA). […]

Landlords urged to consider costs to measure returns

Landlord costs

Costs associated with the annual running and upkeep of a buy-to-let property – including letting agent fees, maintenance, repairs, marketing fees and mortgage interest – amounts to an average of […]

NLA makes it easier for tenants to check their landlords

London city street

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has launched its initiative to enable tenants to check if their landlord is accredited. Providing a simple method for tenants to check whether their landlord […]

Check your tenant has the “Right to Rent” or you could face a fine

Apartments at sunset

A new scheme being piloted in the West Midlands means private landlords could face heavy fines if they fail to check whether new tenants have the right to rent in […]

New scheme to protect the capital’s growing army of tenants

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London has announced a new initiative that seeks to bring a degree of regulation to the rental sector in the capital – the London Rental Standard […]

6 things to consider before renting a room to a lodger

London city street

If the thought of renting out a spare room conjures worrying images of Rigby in Rising Damp then think again.  Not only could a room in your property bring in […]