Tenancy deposits can be that one hurdle that can prevent a tenant securing long term accommodation. On the other-side it can cause problems for landlords if they do not deal with deposits properly. We have an in depth guide on Continue reading 3 Steps to take if you paid or have taken a deposit
The Bedroom Tax “loophole” has been circulating following a tribunal judgement indicating the same was made published online. (More detail on our Bedroom tax page here). Since this time DWP have confirmed that this exemption (Namely for households who have a Housing Continue reading Bedroom tax Loophold – Short term fix?
Getting into rent arrears is never good and while there is help available it better not to get into rent arrears in the first place. One way it can be avoided is to consider the following expenses before moving in. Continue reading 9 expenses to consider when renting a new property
A tweet from Ms Latham (@landlordtweets) caught my attention earlier today, she had linked to an article she had written on Property 118 on estate agent fees and how her experiences had resulted in about 9 weeks worth of rent. Continue reading Are council tenants better for a private Landlord ROI?
As there has been an increase in Eviction Notices linked to rent arrears by 26% and 146% increase in calls to the charities dealing with rent arrears we have complied a quick list of essential steps to take. If you Continue reading 3 practical steps to reduce rent arrears
For a lot of homelessness practitioners unsuitable accommodation, especially where the Local Authority has breached the “6 week in a B’n’B” rule for family’s (A bit more legal detail and sample pre-action) is a common occurrence (unfortunately more so in Continue reading Compensation for unsuitable temporary accommadation
Abstract Housing – Homeless person. The claimant had fallen into rent arrears for her privately rented property and was subsequently evicted. She applied for assistance to the defendant local authority claiming homelessness. The local authority and subsequent reviewing officer concluded, Continue reading Huzrat v London Borough of Hounslow 2013
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“The time has now come for this court firmly to endorse the advice given in Chapter 11.56 of the ADR Handbook, that silence in the face of an invitation to participate in ADR is, as a general rule, of itself Continue reading ADR and Disrepair claims
Justice Minister Lord McNally has been advocating that LPA’s need a wider, younger uptake. He states in the consultation link above: The vast majority of the 700,000 LPAs currently registered in the UK (94 per cent) are for over 60s, Continue reading Lasting Power of Attorney’s Online a quick view