The end of ‘no fault’ eviction

The word ‘eviction’ has some negative connotations. It can bring to mind people being forced to leave their homes, or having to leave because they did something wrong. However, serving […]

Assistance dogs and the Equality Act 2010

Thousands of people across the UK enjoy their lives with the assistance of highly trained canine companions. Small business owners should know how to uphold the rights of assistance dog […]

What does the Renters Reform Bill mean for me?

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The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has published its Renters Reform Bill (also known as the ‘A Fairer Private Rented Sector white paper’), which is part of a […]

Upcoming changes in real estate law

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic brought dynamic changes to the UK’s commercial and residential real estate markets: people and businesses moved in and out of cities and between smaller and larger […]

What does the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 mean for me?

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016, described as bringing about ‘the biggest change to Welsh housing law for decades’, is set to come into force on 1 December 2022. The […]

Setting up a property company as a landlord

When purchasing a buy-to-let property (a property you buy in order to rent it out to tenants) it’s important to think about how you will own the property and what […]

Understanding deposit disputes

Deposit disputes are possibly the single, biggest cause of friction between landlords and tenants. Avoiding disputes is always much better than having to resolve them. If, however, the matter does […]

Electrical safety in rented property and what it means for you

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 June 2020 and apply to all private landlords in England. Under the Regulations, […]

Emergency right to rent measures are ending. What’s changing?

As a response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government introduced a temporary change to the right to rent checks landlords need to carry out for prospective tenants in March 2020. […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]