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Houses in Multiple Occupation

Houses in Multiple Occupation

The criteria for a property requiring a mandatory HMO licence is changing.  From 1st October 2018 it will be mandatory for there to be a licence for any property (with very limited exceptions) that contains five or more occupants comprising two or more households,...
Serving Notice

Serving Notice

From 1st October 2018 you will need to use the prescribed Form 6a when serving notice for possession of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy REGARDLESS as to when the tenancy commenced.  A requirement for this notice to be valid is for the agent to provide the tenant with...
Important Information for Corporate Letting Agents

Important Information for Corporate Letting Agents

There have been challenges in the County Courts where S21 notices are routinely signed by staff members on behalf of their landlords. The Companies Act 2006 has strict rules regarding signing statutory documents on behalf of another and as a result this is causing...
Best Practice for Signing S21 Notices

Best Practice for Signing S21 Notices

It is common practice for agents to sign the S21 notice on behalf of the landlord.  However there have recently been at least three County Court cases that have highlighted a problem with this and the notices were disallowed by the courts.  There is nothing in...
How to Rent Guide – An urgent update

How to Rent Guide – An urgent update

You will be aware that a new How to Rent Guide was published by MHLG (Ministry of Housing and Local Government) on 26th June 2018.  As you are always required to provide the current version for any new tenancy this is the version you should have been providing from...
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