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The guidance provided here is correct at the time of writing, but could become out-of-date very quickly depending on the situation and any new information provided by the government, the […]

Hosts and the Law

Airbnb

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

eviction

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 […]

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 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?