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Landlord Law Blog roundup from 3 June

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There are two new developments on the Landlord Law Blog this week.

First – I have launched a paid element to the Blog Clinic.

So many people are applying that I simply cannot keep up with them and I am way behind.

For example, there have been over 500 questions since the service two years ago, an average of some five per week.

So I have introduced a new ‘fast track’ service, where I will either get an answer online for people or refund their money.  It will be interesting to see how many people use it.

To enable me to take the payment I have upgraded my ‘gravity forms’ plugin, and this now gives me some extra new facilities in addition to the pay pal one.

So, for example I can now do quizzes.  So I am trialling a monthly ‘test yourself’ quiz – the first of which is below and replaces (for this week) the normal further reading section.


But what happened on the blog?


Landlord’s daughter moving into joint and several tenancy

Can a landlord really move her daughter into an existing tenancy?  And do the tenants want to rock the boat and put themselves at risk of paying more rent?  Read more here …


Is the landlord liable for electrical works done without his consent?

Another blog clinic question.  What do you think?  I gave a bit of advice which you can read here …


What happens if you don’t have a tenancy agreement?

Quite a popular post this and it seems odd that I have not written about this on the blog before.  Read it here …


Can  my landlord charge me for damage done by the neighbours?

Trying to make some indent on the blog clinic question mountain with this post where I think the landlord is going to have an uphill job.  What do you think?  Read it here …


Can our landlord come in and out of the property as he likes?

The final blog clinic post of the week – not an uncommon question sadly.  I say it depends on the tenancy type.  See why here …

Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #109

Ben is bereft of Frazzy this week and is not a happy bunny.  He takes a pretty grim view of housing issues too.  See why here …

The Landlord Law Blog Clinic fast track service

I announce the new service.  Read it here ..


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One Response to Landlord Law Blog roundup from 3 June

  1. Dear landlordlawblog..

    The usual problem with “can”. e.g. ” 2. Tenants can always withhold rent if the landlord fails to do essential repairs* ”

    Of course a tenant CAN. I CAN drive down the M4 @ 120mph… So we not mean “Is it unwise for tenants to ….”



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