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Landlord Law Blog roundup from 8 May

The 8th May you may ask? What happened to Monday?

rainMonday, you may remember was a Bank Holiday.  A real honest to goodness traditional bank holiday at that, with rain.

I decided to have a bit of a rest and not tackle the garden after all.  Getting into the spirit of the thing, I decided not to do a blog post either …

So that brings us (on the blog) to


How much do we need to pay to get this sitting tenant out?

A blog clinic question this one, about a landlord, a sitting tenant and buying out.  Take a look at what else it was about here …


Problems pending in the County Courts from now until August

Yes, you heard it here first peeps, the courts are going to be DIRE over the summer, and God help you if you have a trial pending in London.  You’ll be lucky if you get your hearing before Christmas.  Read more (if you can bear it) here ..


Do you know which property type you have?

A quick exposition here folks, so if you think you may need to work this out quickly one day, maybe a post to book mark.  Take and look and see here …

Are these agents charges justified?

Another blog clinic question.  This post has a brilliant comment from letting agent Jamie which is much better than my answer so read it for that!  See it here…


Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround # 57

Ben ‘comes out’ here and confesses his heavy metal past.  Purple spiky hair??  He also wants to know what we would do if we were Shapps.  Hmm.  If you WERE Shapps, you would think you were a jolly nice fellow and no doubt carry on doing just as you are. Read more here …


Further reading

  • Property 118 come up with some more regulations for benighted landlords to comply with
  • A somewhat depressing article in the Guardian on beds in sheds
  • A fraudulent letting agent escapes jail in this news item

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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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