To a tenant getting a full deposit returned is one of the most important things to think about when leaving a property. Chances are you’ve already had to pay for a new deposit upfront to the property you are moving to and are currently out of pocket.
Your rental home is often your biggest financial commitment, and it comes with a lot of paperwork. It’s important to fully understand exactly what each document is for before you sign, so you know what to look for. At Ezylet we help thousands of tenants move into properties up and down the country, so we have a lot of experience with rental paperwork. Here are the main documents and what you need to know about them.
Evicting a tenant is one of the least appealing parts of being a landlord. There are all kinds of reasons why it might be necessary, but whether your tenant has flouted their tenancy agreement or you simply need to sell the property, the fact remains that you’re forcing someone out of their home.
Obviously we all know that discrimination based on prejudices around race, disability, gender or anything else aren’t acceptable in any walk of life, and the Equality Act 2010 is the bit of legislation that deals with this. The act defines the characteristics that might leave a person open to unfair treatment and sets out measures to prevent this discrimination across a huge range of situations including work, education, courts and organisations.
These days, most residential property lettings are assured shorthold tenancies governed by the Housing Act 1988. But before the Housing Act existed, tenancies were regulated by the Rent Act 1977, which had rather different rules. Since the Housing Act only applies to tenancies created after it came into force in the late 80s, there are still some very long-term renters with Rent Act tenancies.
The Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants) Act 2010 is one of those bits of legislation that was vastly overdue by the time it came into force. It’s a relatively simple act that gives innocent tenants some degree of protection from circumstances beyond their control.
The Welsh housing minister, Julie James, has recently proposed a raft of changes to the process of regaining possession of a rental property. This is part of a wider shake-up to housing law in Wales, and both landlords and tenants are likely to feel strongly about the proposals.
At first, this seems a fairly straight forward question.
If you rent a house or a flat from a landlord and bring your own TV or device for watching anything live, then you are responsible for getting your own TV Licence.
Moving into a rental property is a complicated business, and there’s a lot to keep track of. At Ezylet we know how confusing it can be, especially if you’re new to private renting, and it’s hard to know exactly what’s going on. In this short guide we’ll cover the documents your landlord should provide at the start of your tenancy, so you can be sure you’ve got everything you need.
Getting your deposit back is one of the top concerns of renters at the end of their tenancy. Understandably so; a deposit usually consists of more than a month’s rent, and if you’re moving into a new property you’ll need to get this money back. At Ezylet we’ve helped hundreds of tenants move out hassle-free, and here’s our guide to getting your full rental deposit back.
In early July, the Government opened a consultation into the benefits and barriers to landlords offering longer tenancies. This is the latest step in its commitment to increase security of tenure for tenants in the PRS, while making sure they balance landlords’ needs to regain possession of their properties when their circumstances change.
As defined online., a periodic tenancy is one that rolls on a weekly or monthly basis with no end date. These usually occur after the end of a fixed term contract. This type of tenancy is one that some prefer dependent on their circumstances and whether they are the Landlord or the tenant. In this blog we will discuss the positives and negatives of a periodic tenancy from both a Tenant and Landlord point of view.
With the new portfolio lending criteria that came into effect last October, it’s more important than ever to make sure you carry out a review of your property investments at least once a year, to check how they’re performing and whether your capital is still in the best place, working as you want and need it to.
Renting your property can be a significant investment, but it is not without its challenges. There are many things to think about before and during a tenancy, and these areas will help you ensure that the process runs smoothly for both you and your tenant. Some elements involve legal obligations while others require a duty of care for maintenance and repair work to make sure your property is in a livable condition.
So, you’ve found the perfect home and decided to move in. You’ll want to get moving as soon as possible, but there are plenty of things that can make moving into a new home a lengthy process. We want to make things as easy as possible for tenants, which is why we’ve created this guide to things that can potentially delay the rental process.
Almost all private rentals in the UK are fixed term tenancies, which is the standard for both tenants and landlords. Both parties agree to the contract for a fixed period of time, usually 12 months. But what happens when this period expires? We want all our tenants to fully understand how their rental contracts operate, so in this article we’ll examine what happens at the end of a fixed term tenancy.
Tenancy surrenders occur when the landlord and tenant agree to end the tenancy before the official length of the contract.
Historically, letting to students was seen as pretty much the bottom end of the buy-to-let market. Students were viewed as party lovers, who would treat the property like a dump; landlords of student properties were widely criticised for providing dated, often unsafe housing that lowered the tone of a neighbourhood. But that’s rarely the case in today’s market.