Screening prospective tenants

Find out why you should carry out checks on your potential tenants before you let your property to them, and which screening checks are common. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES23

Retaliatory evictions

An article that explains what retaliatory evictions are and how you can avoid them. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES24

Tenant abandonment

Read about how to regain the possession of the abandoned premises. More Info

HMO & rules regarding renting a property to many tenants

Read about what constitutes an HMO and the responsibilities of the landlord before an HMO can be let to tenants. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES25

Eviction procedures for Northern Ireland

Read about the ways whereby you can legally evict your tenant in Northern Ireland More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES26

Tenant eviction procedures in England and Wales

A short guide to the legal procedure that one should follow to evict his tenant in England and Wales More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES27

Eviction of tenants in Scotland

This article discusses the procedures that a landlord should follow to evict his tenant in Scotland More Info

Do tenants need insurance?

Find out whether tenants in residential properties need to take out separate insurance policies. More Info

Avoiding rogue landlords and rental scams

Find out some of the common ways (and how to avoid them) in which prospective tenants can be scammed into giving money for a property that they can't rent. More Info

Why is landlord insurance so important?

Read why landlord insurance should be taken out, and about what your policies should cover. More Info

Should you let a tenant run a business from home?

Find out what you should consider before letting a tenant run a business from his rented home. More Info

Can I sublet my rented property?

Find our about whether you're likely to be able to let a room or the whole property if you rent. We explain how to find if you can, and why a landlord may refuse. More Info

Tenant Fees Act 2019

Read about what fees can be lawfully charged by landlords or letting agents to tenants in respect of renting residential property. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES22

Letting a room: finding the right type of legal agreement

A short guide to finding the most suitable type of letting agreement for a single room. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES21

Short-term letting agreements: finding the right document

Sometimes you want to let for a couple of months only. This article explains your choice of letting agreement. More Info

Damage to a rented property - who is responsible?

Find out who is responsible for damage to a rented property, and whether it is the landlord or the tenant who must repair it. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES12

Reasons to record your tenancy agreement in writing

7 reasons to record your tenancy agreement in writing - both practical and legal. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES13

Terms in a residential tenancy agreement

Find out what terms most residential tenancy agreements include. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES15

Checks and tasks before you let your property

A guide for prospective landlords as to what should be considered before letting a property, and the requirements by law. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES16

The housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS) and how to minimise hazards in rental accommodation

Minimise health and safety hazards in let property and reduce the likelihood of enforcement action if your property is inspected by the local authority. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES17

Landlord responsibilities for proper condition and maintenance of accommodation

An outline of landlord's responsibilities for maintaining the condition of a property. It covers both the condition of the property and the furnishings. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES18

Tenancy deposit protection schemes

A short guide to tenancy deposit protection schemes for an AST: whether you need to use one, how to register, and what happens if you don't. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES19

Landlord's short guide to ending a residential tenancy

This guide to what you need to do at the end of a tenancy will help ensure a smooth handover of your property. It also covers how deal with rent arrears and how to claim money from a deposit for damage. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES20

Fair wear and tear: assessing damage to your rented property

A short guide to what a residential landlord can retain from a deposit on account of damage beyond fair wear and tear. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES10

Service occupancy or tenancy: the differences

Certain types of employment often provide accommodation as part of the employment. Such accommodation is sometimes referred to as tied accommodation or service occupancy. In law it is a residential licence. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES01

Letting residential property - when to use a tenancy agreement and when a licence agreement is more suitable

This article explains the difference between a tenancy and a licence to occupy. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES02

Residential lettings: considerations for landlords

A guide to the law behind residential tenancy agreements. A great starting place for any new landlord. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES03

Section 21 notices

How when and why to serve a section 21 notice under the Housing Act 1988. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES05

Different types of tenancy: which agreement should you use?

Explanation of the types of tenancy and which agreement is best for you. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES07

Section 8 notices under the Housing Act 1988

How when and why to serve a section 8 notice under the Housing Act 1988. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-RES08

Unfair terms in residential tenancy agreements

An article that explains what an unfair term is in a tenancy agreement and how to avoid creating unfair terms, and gives examples of terms that would be deemed unfair. More Info

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