How to resolve your property repair issues?

Repairs to properties are both an eventuality and a royal nuisance. However, the effects of repair work, including who is responsible and the costs associated differ depending on the type of ownership. Tenants of an AST, leaseholders and homeowners are all subject to potential repairs and this article identifies the obligations of each, providing someContinue reading “How to resolve your property repair issues?”

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Part 2: Tenants Behaving Badly

Tenants behaving badly The worst examples of tenants breaching their obligations (and behaving badly) are as follows: 1. Rent Arrears 2. Illegal Subletting 3. Anti-social behaviour & Damage *Disclaimer: independent legal advice is encouraged if pursuing any of these claims as a landlord. Although, less documented than landlords’ failings, there are plenty of examples ofContinue reading “Part 2: Tenants Behaving Badly”

Part 1: Landlords behaving badly

Landlords behaving badly The worst examples of landlords breaching their obligations (and behaving badly) are as follows: 1. Charging prohibited fees 2.Not registering Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) 3.Renting properties which are unfit for habitation 4.Not returning deposits *Disclaimer: independent legal advice is always encouraged if pursuing any of these claims as a tenant.* TheContinue reading “Part 1: Landlords behaving badly”

The move from confiscation to forfeiture: how should we punish rogue landlords?

This article discusses the penalties for rogue landlords who rent out unfit and illegally constructed properties to tenants. It discusses the growing pressure for properties to be confiscated from landlords and their names and convictions to be publicly accessible. There is growing pressure for more punishment of rogue landlords who are renting out unfit propertiesContinue reading “The move from confiscation to forfeiture: how should we punish rogue landlords?”