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Can A Landlord Enter Without Permission In The UK

Can A Landlord Enter A Property Without Permission In The UK?

The short answer to the question “Can A Landlord Enter Without Permission” is No. Neither the Landlord or the legal owner of the property can enter a property without the consent of the tenant in the UK. You have legal rights as a tenant and those rights include a right to occupy the property free of interference from the landlord. The Landlord or their legal representative has to grant you the...

Can I Receive More Money For A Fully Furnished Property

Can I Receive More Money For A Fully Furnished Property?

You may be able to receive more money for a fully furnished property but it really depends on the type of furniture you buy and ultimately on the requirements of the tenant. What is a fully furnished property? There are two types furnished and unfurnished. Furnished means that the landlord will let the property with furniture that can include beds, sofas, tables and chairs, and everything so that a tenant...

Looking After A Vacant Home

How Landlords Can Look After A Vacant Home

If you are unfortunate enough to have a void period and you have a vacant home or it is not rented you must take precautions and follow certain guidelines to protect an empty property. Remember your home has not been abandoned, it’s just taking a holiday from being rented. Case studies show that properties are subject to break ins if they are left unoccupied for long periods of time, however, there are...

Should Landlords Allow Vaping

Should Landlords Allow Vaping?

Should landlords allow vaping in their rental property? In this ever-changing world more and more people see the damage by smoking however there is a grey area in relation to the question of should landlords allow vaping inside the property and this can only be decided by you the Landlord. We are aware of the damage and smells caused to the interior of a home by smoking but there are still a vast amount...

Homes Fitness For Human Habitation Act 2018

What Is The Homes Fitness For Human Habitation Act 2018?

The Homes Fitness For Human Habitation Act 2018 which applies to all tenancy agreements from March 2020 The Homes Fitness For Human Habitation Act 2018 act that has come into effect from March 2020 means that landlord and agents have a responsibility to make sure that all properties rented to tenants are safe and in good condition throughout the tenancy agreement. In March of 2020, the law came into force...

Right To Rent Tenant Check

How To Screen a Foreign-Born Tenant – Right To Rent

How Can I Screen A Foreign-Born Or International Rental Applicant With Right To Rent? The Right To Rent was introduced under the Immigration Act 2014 and is a very important part of renting your property for both landlords and any agencies. This act places all restrictions on all illegal immigrants in the UK who are trying to rent any home. Each adult is responsible and must prove that they are legally...

Can A Landlord Sell A House With Tenants In It

Can A Landlord Sell a House With Tenants?

The question “Can A Landlord Sell A House With Tenants In It?” can be answered by looking at the tenant’s and landlord’s legal rights. Can A Landlord Sell A House While Renting? As a private landlord or owner, you will be legally entitled to sell your house as long as you abide by and complete all processes in the correct legal manner.  Some of the reasons why a private landlord may want to...

Can A Tenant Use The Rent Deposit As Last Months Rent

Can A Tenant Use The Rent Deposit As Last Month’s Rent?

What Happens If The Tenant Asks To Use There Deposit For The final Rent Payment? A question we often get asked is “Can a tenant use the rent deposit as last month´s rent?”. Some tenants at the end of the tenancy agreement will ask the landlord if they can use their deposit to cover their last rent payment. A landlord is not obligated to do this and it may become complicated for both the landlord and...

Can Tenants Sublet

Can Tenants Sublet?

This post looks to answer the question “Can Tenants Sublet?” When you rent a property as a tenant, the tenancy agreement will be from a private landlord, who will be the owner. A new tenant can also rent from an existing tenant, who has rented the property from the owner, and this is called subletting. What Does it Mean To Sublet?  To sublet or to sublease is to rent out the property you are...

How Landlords Avoid Void Periods

How Landlords Avoid Void Periods

What Is A Void Period? Quite simply void periods are when the tenancy has come to an end and you as a landlord have not found new tenants to move in, so effectively the house is empty and there is no rental income. Do Void Periods Happen Often? The short answer is if the house and the tenants have been managed correctly then the chances are minimal however there are certain times where this is...

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