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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As a landlord you have a number of responsibilities either directly to your tenants or for the specifics of your property. Recent changes regarding Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) means landlords […]
In Rocket Lawyer’s #HowDoI series, I’ll give you step-by-step instructions to solve common legal issues many people have.
Last year saw a number of dramatic changes for landlords and the rental market. Recently, there have been changes to buy-to-let mortgage tax relief, affordability tests and stamp duty which […]