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Landlord Law Blog roundup from 14 January

snowsceneI don’t know about you but its very cold here.

Based in Norwich we have had a lot of snow.  My son’s school was closed for three days (which pleased him greatly).

Our expenditure on coal and wood has gone up a bit, and that woollen rug my Mother got us for Christmas has come in very handy.

But what happened on the blog?


Letting agent charging £420 for a renewal

We start the week with a couple of blog clinic posts.  The first on the shocking fees being charged by one agent to the hapless tenant.  See what we said about it here …

Can the landlord claim rent arrears from a tenant who as moved out?

Then one tenant is outraged that his landlord is seeking to recover unpaid rent from his ex partner who moved out a while back.  Can they do this?  Find out here …


Renting property on a license

I do a post on residential licenses, based on a call from a landlord who thought that might be just the job for his foreign tenants.  See what his options are here …

Tessa has a ‘bad hair’ day and gives out some advice on camera

If you want to find out what I look like, do something else.  If you are prepared to shut your eyes and listen, then click here …


Good news for social housing workers

Announcing the new Frontliner ‘Talking Shop’ blog where we answer questions from social housing workers on social housing issues.  Take a look here …


I is for Inspections

I reach I in my Landlords legal A-Z and take a look at the tricky topic of landlord inspections.  Find out more here …


Ben Reeve Lewis Friday newsround #91

We nearly didn’t get the newsround this week – Ben forgot to write it!  This was written in the early hours – but he still found quite a lot to say.  Take a look here …


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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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