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Category: Landlord & Tenant Act 1985

How Long Can I Leave My Tenant Without A Boiler?

24 hours. Under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, a tenant has the right to expect a landlord to carry out repairs in a ‘reasonable time’. If it’s an emergency repair as there is no heating or hot water, a landlord should fix this in 24 hours.

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Property Damage Liability (Landlord V Tenant)

If you’re a landlord, the last thing you want is a call from a tenant talking of property damage. Even if your tenants are normally no trouble at all, damage to your building or its fixtures and fittings can cause you all sorts of problems, not least the inevitable headache of working out who’s responsible for the repair costs – you,

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Tenancy Deposit Schemes – All You Need To Know

This guide is to help both landlords and tenants understand how a deposit protection scheme works. We’ve tried our best to answer the important questions, but if you have more don’t hesitate to get in touch via WhatsApp Support in the bottom right of you screen. What does a tenancy deposit scheme do? The Tenant Fees Act states that a deposit of

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Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

This reports the condition of the circuits in the property, i.e. the wires and sockets in the walls, to ensure they are safe to use (i.e. it meets the requirements of BS7671). The report is centrally recorded so progress and history can be monitored. There is a guidance note to the BS7671 standard which indicates that domestic properties should be

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Understanding Your Gas Safety Duties (pt. I)

Staying on top of the gas safety in a property you’re renting out may seem like extra hassle but as a landlord you have a number of responsibilities to take into consideration. Cutting corners on gas safety in your properties can have serious impacts, so it pays to understand what your obligations are. The following is intended for Landlords of

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Tenant Fees Act

Documents related to the Tenant Fees Act, which sets out the government’s approach to banning letting fees paid by tenants in the private rented sector. The Tenant Fees Act bans most letting fees and caps tenancy deposits paid by tenants in the private rented sector in England. The ban on tenant fees applies to new or renewed tenancy agreements signed

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Safety Checks On Electrical Appliances Become Mandatory

Landlords are already required to make sure that the wiring and appliances in their properties are safe, but from July it will be a legal requirement for private landlords to have their electrical installations inspected every five years and provide safety certificates to tenants and their local authority. The regulations will apply to all new tenancies from 1 July 2020

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Category: Landlord & Tenant Act 1985

How Long Can I Leave My Tenant Without A Boiler?

24 hours. Under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, a tenant has the right to expect a landlord to carry out repairs in a ‘reasonable time’. If it’s an emergency repair as there is no heating or hot water, a landlord should fix this in 24 hours.

Read More »

Property Damage Liability (Landlord V Tenant)

If you’re a landlord, the last thing you want is a call from a tenant talking of property damage. Even if your tenants are normally no trouble at all, damage to your building or its fixtures and fittings can cause you all sorts of problems, not least the inevitable headache of working out who’s responsible for the repair costs – you,

Read More »

Tenancy Deposit Schemes – All You Need To Know

This guide is to help both landlords and tenants understand how a deposit protection scheme works. We’ve tried our best to answer the important questions, but if you have more don’t hesitate to get in touch via WhatsApp Support in the bottom right of you screen. What does a tenancy deposit scheme do? The Tenant Fees Act states that a deposit of

Read More »

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

This reports the condition of the circuits in the property, i.e. the wires and sockets in the walls, to ensure they are safe to use (i.e. it meets the requirements of BS7671). The report is centrally recorded so progress and history can be monitored. There is a guidance note to the BS7671 standard which indicates that domestic properties should be

Read More »

Understanding Your Gas Safety Duties (pt. I)

Staying on top of the gas safety in a property you’re renting out may seem like extra hassle but as a landlord you have a number of responsibilities to take into consideration. Cutting corners on gas safety in your properties can have serious impacts, so it pays to understand what your obligations are. The following is intended for Landlords of

Read More »

Tenant Fees Act

Documents related to the Tenant Fees Act, which sets out the government’s approach to banning letting fees paid by tenants in the private rented sector. The Tenant Fees Act bans most letting fees and caps tenancy deposits paid by tenants in the private rented sector in England. The ban on tenant fees applies to new or renewed tenancy agreements signed

Read More »

Safety Checks On Electrical Appliances Become Mandatory

Landlords are already required to make sure that the wiring and appliances in their properties are safe, but from July it will be a legal requirement for private landlords to have their electrical installations inspected every five years and provide safety certificates to tenants and their local authority. The regulations will apply to all new tenancies from 1 July 2020

Read More »