Tag Archives: landlord law

The rental market continues to grow – by Bolton Letting Agents Westpine Property Lettings

The rental market continues to grow by Bolton Letting Agents Westpine Property Lettings According to the latest English Housing Survey, home ownership levels are continuing to drop whilst privately rented households are on the rise. The results confirmed that 65% … Continue reading

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Lettings boom continuing – by Bolton Letting Agents Westpine Property Lettings

Lettings boom continuing – by Bolton Letting Agents Westpine Property Lettings   Newly released census figures show that the number of private tenants has doubled, while the proportion who own a home has fallen sharply. One in five families in … Continue reading

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The importance of using a reputable letting agent – by Bolton Letting Agent Westpine Property Lettings

The importance of using a reputable letting agent – by Bolton Letting Agent Westpine Property Lettings Being a landlord can be a risky business, with a range of legislation and regulations to adhere to – not to mention attracting the … Continue reading

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Why a written tenancy agreement protects the Landlord – by Bolton Letting Agent, Westpine Property Lettings

In England and Wales there is not a legal requirement to produce a written tenancy agreement. It is possible to have a spoken arrangement between landlord and tenant. So as a landlord, which is the best course of action? Westpine … Continue reading

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New Tenant Vetting Laws

Private landlords will soon be required to vet their tenants under new immigration laws announced in the Queen’s Speech. They will be legally responsible for checking the immigration status of all of their potential tenants. Fines to be introduced are … Continue reading

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Detail, detail, detail….Rental property inventories

As the legal landscape for landlords has changed so much over the course of the past couple of decades, the importance of constructing an inventory has never been greater. Prior to the introduction of greater protection for tenants, the power … Continue reading

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Court Ruling on Dangerous Rental Property

A landlord whose property was ruled to be in a poor and dangerous condition has been ordered to pay £2,745 by courts, according to Barnet Council. Mr Tomlinson pleaded guilty in front of a Magistrate Court after failing to comply … Continue reading

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