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 […]

Ban on tenant fees – What does this mean for you?

tenant fees

The ban on tenant fees was first announced in Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s Autumn fiscal statement back in 2016. Fast forward to 2019 and the Tenant Fees Act 2019 finally came […]

11 things to consider when letting your home

There are many advantages to renting out your property, such as building your portfolio of buy-to-let homes, generating additional income, or keeping a property in the family even if you […]

Homes ‘fit for habitation’ – what does it mean for landlords and tenants

The new Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (‘the Act’) which came into force from 20 March 2019, aims to ensure all tenancies in England are ‘fit for human […]

What information do you need to legally disclose when selling your property?

Generally speaking, sales between one private individual and another work on the basis of ‘caveat emptor’ let the buyer beware. This means that the buyer alone is responsible for checking […]

What does the future hold for student property and HMOs?

Student property has long been a popular investment for many, but will harsh tax changes start to outweigh the attractive yields that the market has to offer?

6 important tips for student property and buy-to-let landlords

September and January are the busiest months for landlords across the UK with an average of over 500,000 students going to university each year. Students are often looking to start […]

Common landlord and tenant disputes and how to avoid them

A positive relationship between a landlord and tenant can often be difficult to maintain due to opposing views, meaning disputes between both parties are becoming more common. Understanding the challenges […]

Are rental deposit protection schemes in need of urgent reform?

deposit

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?

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 HMO legislation confirmed for October 2018

HMO

The government has confirmed that there will be an extension of the licensing rules for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and that all landlords covered by the rules must apply […]