Posts Tagged ‘landlord’

9 top tips to being a good landlord

Tips to be a good landlord

This guide will help you be a model landlord – and stay on the right side of the law. There’s an ever-growing labyrinth of dos and don’ts in the private rented sector. So if you’re a landlord – or considering becoming one – it’s important to stay on top of your legal obligations. So to…

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The Tenant Fee Act 2019 and what you need to know

Tenant Fee Act 2019 now law with tenant fees now banned.

The Tenant Fee Act is now in force from the 1st June 2019. The Tenant Fees Act sets out the Government’s approach to banning letting fees for tenants. The key measures of the Act include: Tenancy Deposits must not exceed the equivalent of five weeks’ rent (unless the annual rent exceeds £50,000 in which case…

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What every landlord should know about Right to Rent

Episode 63 - Landlords right to rent checks

Landlords are currently responsible for vetting their tenant’s legal right to rent in the UK under a Government scheme. Here’s how it works. Right to Rent, a government scheme which makes landlords responsible for checking their tenant has a legal right to rent in the UK, is ‘in breach of the Human Rights Act’, according to a recent High…

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Rent your spare room tax-free

Episode 62 rent a room tax free

Got a spare room and in need of a little extra income? Using the Rent a Room scheme to get a lodger could be worth considering. What is Rent a Room? Landlords typically get taxed on income they earn from renting property. But under the Government’s Rent a Room scheme, householders could earn an income…

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5 documents your landlord must hand over to you (by law)

documents your landlord must give you as a tenant

Here is the essential list of documents that you should expect as a tenant from your landlord. A copy of the Government’s rental guide This guide sets out all the information you should be given as a tenant, your legal rights and what to expect from the rental process: How to rent: The checklist for renting in…

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