Posts Tagged ‘tenant’

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…

Listen to this episode

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…

Listen to this episode

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…

Listen to this episode

Tenants – What to watch out for in a rental contract

Rental contract, what to look out for.

Check the fine print before signing a rental agreement. Here we explain what you need to know. Before moving into rented accommodation, you’ll need to sign a contract. This’ll include what you can and can’t do while you live there, and what your landlord expects of you. This is legally binding, so make sure you…

Listen to this episode

Deregulation Act Update – October 2018

deregulation act 2018, section 21, form 6a, landlord and tenant

The Deregulation Act 2015 came into force on 1 October 2015 affecting both landlords and tenants regarding deposits, retaliatory evictions and section 21 notices. Three years on and 1 October 2018 is an important date in the implementation of the full changes brought in by the Deregulation Act 2015. The Deregualtion Act came into affect for all new tenancies…

Listen to this episode