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A new claim form for accelerated proceedings

form N5b

Discussing the new form N5B which is used for claims for possession using the accelerated procedureContinue Reading

New gas safety report finds a 50% greater risk in private rented property

Gas cooker with a burning ring

A new report on gas safety has been published by the Gas Safety Trust, an organisation dedicated to raising awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning and improving gas safety. The report, the Gas Safety Trust Carbon Monoxide Trends Report – 1996 to 2010, has some worrying conclusions. This post looks briefly at these, although for more detailedContinue Reading

Can you have a tenancy of a boat?


Looking at the rights of people renting accommodation on a boatContinue Reading

Regulations in housing law

gas fire

Looking at the various regulations which apply to landlords and tenants when renting propertyContinue Reading

The social rented sector


Looking at social housing law – a quick history and a bit about tenancy typesContinue Reading

Explaining the Housing Act 1988

Margaret Thatcher

My Foundations in Landlord and Tenant Law series has reached the present, and here we look at the Housing Act 1988 which sets up the code governing short lets todayContinue Reading

The Rent Act 1977 in context

Housing 1918

Foundations of landlord and tenant law – part 11 A hundred years ago … It would probably surprise many people to know that a hundred years ago, most people lived in private rented accommodation. In 1918 figures show the private rented sector to be around 76%, with home ownership at just 23% and public housingContinue Reading

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