Clarity required before Revenge Eviction legislation

Clarity for “Revenge Eviction” Legislation Landlords urge clarity before “Revenge Eviction” legislation and Landlord Group backs call. A new report by a cross-party group of MPs and peers calls for better data on the scale of revenge evictions in the private rented sector and questions whether new...

Festive times are prone to rent arrears

Christmas and New Year are typically periods prone to rent arrears.   If you are a Landlord that has never had issues with rent arrears – you have been very lucky up till now. Unfortunately, rent arrears can occur at any time and with Christmas just gone and...

Rogue Tenants – Landlords aren’t the only ones to blame

Rogue Tenants – Landlords aren’t the only ones to blame! Landlords are often portrayed as selfish, greedy and uncaring towards their tenants However the truth of it is that few landlords enjoy evicting a tenant, it can be a stressful process to go through and landlords have...

Potential increase in court fees for possession claims

Government has announced its plan to increase court fees for possession and money claims. Previously the courts fees were £100.00 for pcol applications and £175.00 for county court claims. However the courts implemented an increase on the 22nd April 2014 to £250.00 pcol applications and £280.00 for...

Interesting claims from Generation Rent

Interesting claims from the Tenant campaign group Generation Rent they are claiming that private landlords are enjoying subsidies worth more than £1,000 per household. They go on to state that through tax breaks, housing benefit and capital gains tax loopholes  a typical landlord is benefiting to...

What if your tenant abandons your property

On numerous occasions we receive an enquiry from a landlord who believes their property may be abandoned. Rule No 1 – Never assume. An Oxford landlord was ordered to pay a fine in total of £6250.00 for harassing his tenant. While the tenant was on...

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Landlord license scheme

I am sure many landlords and letting agencies will be delighted at the news that local councils will no longer have the clout to licence landlords’ properties across a whole borough as a result of government intervention. The housing and planning minister, says that from April...

Section 21 Notices

How does the Deregulation Bill affect Section 21 Notices In order to gain possession of your property, a landlord must serve the relevant notice. Unless the tenant has defaulted in rent payments or broken any other clause with in the agreement, the landlord must rely on serving...

Speed up the legal process for rogue landlords

We read recently that a landlord has been fined £2,750 for failing to carry out a series of repairs to a block of bedsits with shared facilities, after ignoring repeated requests and a visit from council officers. The landlord was also ordered to pay the...

Productivity Boost

The club was opened in August 1978 by Steve Fallon. When the Fallon family bought the corner building in uptown Hoboken with its street-level tavern, Steve Fallon's sisters Kathryn Jackson Fallon and Anne Fallon Mazzolla along with brother-in-law Mario Mazzola were interested in turning the...