Discussing why it would be a good idea for a bit of landlord & tenant law to be taught in schools
Taking a look at the legal reasons why a periodic tenancy which arises when the fixed term of a tenancy comes to an end is actually a completely new tenancy
I get asked sometimes about renting to tenants who are under 18. You need to be careful here as minors (people under 18) are legally incapable of owning ‘an estate in land’. What happens therefore if they sign a tenancy agreement in their name? This is decided by an act called the Trusts of Land…
The start of a new series on this blog, looking at the history of English / Welsh landlord and tenant law (and land law generally)
Well here we are at the end of the series. If you have read it all, I hope you enjoyed it and that you now have a better idea of how things work. I started the series initially because I wanted to write about the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the system and give a bit…
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 today
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 housing…
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