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Landlord Law Blog roundup from 8 July

coffeeI don’t know about you but I don’t really feel like working in this sunny weather.  So I feel quite pleased with myself for having got the CPD service finally up and running.

I am also pleased to see that people are starting to use the fast track blog clinic service – all of which I have been able to get online within 24 hours.  See if you can guess which ones they were!

But what else happened on the blog?


Can a landlord claim for redecoration of the whole room if there is a scratch on the wall

This one was pretty popular with readers and people commenting.  Its a good one to read, in particular because TDS wrote a comment on how they approach things in adjudications.  Read it here …


Do we have to vacate our rented property at the end of the term?

A blog clinic question from John who is unwilling to commit to a further fixed term but cannot afford to move out just now.  What are his rights?  See here …


Landlord Law CPD Service – questions on the June posts

Introducing our new CPD service – 1 hour CPD if you get six out of ten question right.  Accepted by ARLA, UKLAP and various other organisations.  Take a look and get your CPD here …


Can I use text messages to get my tenant out?

Landlord wonders if he can use his tenant’s harassing texts as a basis for eviction.  Find out more here …


Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #114

Ben takes a look at daftness in the housing sector and discovers that he was brought up in Lower Blackheath.  Read it here …

If a s21 notice is served does this mean tenants don’t have to give notice to quit?

Tenant only gives 14 days notice saying thats all right as the landlord had served a section 21 notice.  Are they allowed to do that?  Find out more here …


Can these tenants be forced to re-home their dog?

A rare post on long leases, from tenants who got permission to get a dog but are now being told to get rid of it.  Some helpful comments, see them 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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