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Landlord Law Blog roundup from 16 April

Sorry to keep banging on about my Easy Law for Landlords course, but I am really trilled that so many have signed up to my Early Bird offer (which ended on Wednesday).

coffee breakI am now hard at work preparing content and loading it up ready for the course start next month.  As I write this I am just finishing the first half of module 2 (just ten and a half more to go …).

But what happened on the blog?


What can tenants do if agents are failing to maintain a property?

We start of with a readers questions, not an unusual question I suspect.  You can read what I had to say here …

Easy Law for Landlords – making the commitment

This die is cast!  I talk about sending out invoices on Friday 13th and new web designs.  See them here  …


Housing charity to go into liquestion due to funding cuts

I was so sad when I learned about this.  They were a good charity and now lots of landlords and tenants have been left without support.  A sad day for us all.  Find out more here …


Do landlords need to register for Data Protection?

A difficult question and one I suspect many landlords fail to ask themselves.  This article gives some guidance as does a helpful comment from a reader.  Read it here …


Must tenants give notice to leave at the end of the fixed term?

Another readers question and a bit of a vexed question.  Some helpful readers comments on this post. See them here …


Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #54

Ben on good form as usual, discussing stupidity this week.  As you might expect, he finds quite a lot of it around.  See what he has to say here …

What are the problems with allowing tenants to run a business from your property?

Another readers question.  Landlords often do not appreciate that dangers of allowing tenants to run businesses from home.  Read what problems can occur here …


Further reading

  • Find out how Ben Reeve Lewis got on at the Property Investor Show (writing for Property 118)
  • Landlord Today reports on a landlord fined for his ‘filthy property’
  • The EHP looks at deposit disputes
  • A useful article from LandlordZone about EPCs

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Tessa Shepperson

Tessa is a lawyer and specialises in creating products and services which help landlords and letting agents learn and understand landlord & tenant law. For example, she runs the Landlord Law website (now in its 14th year) and is a director of Easy Law Training Ltd and Your Law Store. Tessa also sits on the Property Redress Scheme Council. When not working she enjoys reading, cooking and messing around on the computer. You can also find her on Google

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