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LEGAL OBLIGATIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL LANDLORDS

Over the last few years there has been an increase in the legislation requirements that landlords have to comply with when entering in to assured shorthold tenancy agreements (AST's). Landlords are mostly aware that since 2006, where a deposit is taken in connection with an AST the landlord is obliged to protect the deposit in a Government appro ...

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The Homelessness Reduction Bill

There is a lack of social housing in the UK. Local authority accommodation can seem as rare as hen's teeth, and there are long waiting lists and strict guidelines about who is and who isn't eligible to be housed by the government. In those situations private landlords have often stepped in, providing accommodation for those in need and in many c ...

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Break Clauses: Advice for Tenants

In an ever-changing and uncertain market, break clauses are a valuable part of your Lease. (They enable you to end the Lease earlier than the end of the term.) You are likely to pay a higher rent for the benefit of having a break clause. They are not only useful for businesses that are struggling, but for businesses looking to take advantage ...

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Further Legislation for Landlords

The Immigration Act 2014 received Royal Assent on the 14 May 2014. The Immigration Act prohibits private landlords of residential properties from allowing certain people from occupying property on the basis of their immigration status. From 1 February 2016 all private landlords in England will have to check whether or not their tenants h ...

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