Looking Backwards Moving Forwards: 2015-2016 Government changes for Landlords Letting Agents to observe:
Get Me Out Of Here; I Have A Tenancy! Reasons for letting agents to Lock-in and Luck-Out.
How safe really are young students, when renting student-houses for the first time? How important to landlords is Student Home-Safety?
Quotations from tradespeople can avoid budget bursting invoices. But is student landlord-maintenance as simple as it sounds…? What is different about student landlord-maintenance? In Canterbury there are three main universities. So in this city, during summer vacations, most tradespeople are busy renovating private student properties and student halls of residence. Students live in academic year-tight compartments. These partitions are…
Right-to-rent accommodation rules. New legislation will require landlords and letting agents to act as border police -including student landlords not providing university halls of residence. The new right-to-rent accommodation rules will require landlords and letting agents to insist their tenants evince their entitlement to reside in the UK. Student Halls of residence are exempt. However, after leaving halls of residence…
Delegated legislation will likely see Article 4 directions (A4D) introduced in Canterbury as early as 25 February 2016.
Letting agents must take notice. When a person (landlord, tenant, agent, trades-person) is ‘put on notice’ they have been made aware and warned of a situation that they cannot later deny they knew about. Once informed there may be a duty to respond. Landlords similarly must take notice.