Rent repayment orders (RRO) Tenants successfully claim back £35,000

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What is a rent repayment order? Rent Repayment Orders (RRO) is usually imposed on a landlord when the local authorities licensing legislation has been breached. Rent repayment orders are how a tenant or local authority can ask a landlord to pay back up to 12 months of Rent, Housing Benefit, or Universal Credit. If the landlord is an individual or …

What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement?

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Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement When renting out a house, many new investors wonder what is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement is? An assured shorthold tenancy or AST is the most usual type of agreement used in residential property letting today in England & Wales. This type of tenancy does not apply to Scotland. From 28th February 1997, all new residential …

How to Rent Your Property in 2021

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Many landlords ponder on how to rent a property in 2021 due to the COVID-19 lockdown, many estate agencies are now resorting to online viewings. This means that estate agents can send a pre-recorded video of the property. This shows a 360-degree view of a video through Zoom, Facetime or other videotelephony software. So that potential renters can interact and …

Government Housing Possession Mediation Service 2021

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About the mediation service In February 2021, a new mediation pilot was introduced by the government as part of the current court process for housing possession cases. The mediation pilot scheme is for landlords & tenants. It is free to use and helps resolve matters without the need for a court hearing. The parties work with a neutral mediator who …

Landlord receives a whopping £48,000 fine for breaching HMO regulation

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A private residential landlord Mr Tariq Javed has been fined £48,000 after failing to comply with House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) regulations. The whopping fine is for a property Mr Javed owns at St Johns Road in Aylesbury. The St Johns Road property was regularly inspected by officers from Buckinghamshire council from October 2019 through to February 2020. The council …

What’s the difference between an HMO and a property that’s not an HMO?

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What is an HMO? HMO The abbreviation stands for a House in Multiple Occupation. Several types of accommodation could fall under this definition. It does depend on how many people are living on the property and what the living arrangements are. As a rule, where there are three or more tenants in a property who make up more than one …

End of tenancy clean & Deposit Guide for 2021

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End of Tenancy Cleaning – Help & Advice for Landlords End of tenancy cleaning is the single most significant cause of deposit dispute due to deductions. However, it is easy for tenants to mitigate by doing an end of tenancy cleaning session before the final inspection. This end of tenancy guide will give tenants & landlords expert advice and tips …

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