I have been going cross eyed working this week, working on the upgrade to my Landlord Law tenancy agreements. Or rather to my English tenancy agreements as I now have to have separate agreements for England and Wales.
Why? Because there are now different regulations which apply in each, which need to be reflected in the tenancy agreement. For example the smoke % CO2 regs and the Right to Rent checks.
What I have done is to create a completely new set of templates for England leaving the original ones for Welsh users. However, they will go in a year or so when we get the new prescribed forms of tenancy for Wales. Heigh ho!
But what happened on the blog?
I put in an extra post this week on Sunday about an innovative self build estate in South London. Worth a watch. Why is there not more of this sort of thing? Its here …
Ben explains why asylum seekers don’t get pushed to the top of the queue for Council housing. Find out more here …
A blog clinic post where we take a look into the law relating to unauthorised subletting. Read it here …
Ben takes a look at the first of the Housing Act 1988 grounds, which may end up being used a bit more now s21 has got so complex. Read about it here …
Yes, we now have a system in place to refer tenants seeking compensation to appropriate solicitors. But claims will normally only be accepted for Council and Housing Association properties. See why here …
Ben finds a great new party venue. He also wonders what he could have done with all the money he has spent on renting, but is glad he is not renting in Delhi. Find out more here …
- Vanessa’s most recent Landlords Barometer on Property Industry Eye
- Interesting forum report of an agent being held liable for not checking tenants properly
- The Independent reports the slow death of social housing with article and short video
- Mark Alexander asks us not to be like George
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