The Landlord Law Blog discusses residential landlord and tenant law. Tessa, the author of the blog is a solicitor, practicing almost entirely in the field of residential landlord and tenant law, via her web-site service Landlord-Law.
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I had a lady ring me yesterday. “I have just seen my house advertised for let for the Olympics” she told me, “but it is without my permission and we have no intention of moving out! Its our home. What can I do?” I suspect we will start to see this sort of thing more...I...
Why don't landlords win deposit disputes? Ben Reeve Lewis looks at the problems and thinks How to win deposit disputes could save landlords thousandsA review of How to Win Deposit Disputes by Tom Derrett. Tenancy deposits – the ideal and the reality The relationship between landlord and...
If you are a landlord and take deposits from your tenants, this book will help you deal with them and avoid expensive problemsAre you a landlord? Do you take deposits? If so, you may one day be faced with a dispute over deductions from the deposit. The property might have been left in a disgusting...
A video about How to Win Deposit Disputes - a guide to help landlords win their tenancy deposit claims at adjudication From now until Thursday 22 March at 10.30 pm there is a special offer available on Tom’s new e book. This includes a voucher entitling you to a 25% discount off Tom’s...
A landlord asks if he must withdraw his notice for possession if his tenants have cleared their rent arrears. He has also failed to protect the deposit.Here is a question to the blog clinic from Michael who is a landlord: I have served a notice to quit on a tenant today citing rent arrears due to...
A good letting agent can be brilliant. This post tells you what you can expect if so and gives seven reasons why good letting agents are a good ideaI get accused sometimes of ‘agent bashing’ by my letting agent readers. So this is a post celebrating all that is (or can be) good about a letting...
A blog tenant question about whether a landlord can claim rent in lieu of notice if the tenants leave in response to a section 21 noticeHere is a question to the blog clinic from Steve who is a landlord. A section 21 notice was served on my tenants to coincide with the end of the tennacy but they...
Round up of posts on the Landlord Law Blog in our tenancy deposit weekI have been doing a lot of work leading up to the launch of Tom’s new book next week. I am also rather excited about a new project (or rather projects) I am developing on the School for Landlords site which I will tell you...
Letting agents do sometimes close and leave their landlords footing the bill for the deposits they have failed to protect. What should the landlord do?Here is a question to the blog clinic, which I am sure other landlords will be asking, from Jim who is a landlord: I am a landlord using the Baxter...
[Ben Reeve Lewis refuses to let sleeping dogs lie ..] I’ve had a busy time of late. Last week brought me 7 illegal evictions, this week I have had another 3 and a brace of court cases defending mortgage borrowers from repossession, one of which brought down the wrath of Judge Freeborough on Monday...