March 2020 Newsletters

Please find below our Agent, Landlord and Tenant March Newsletters containing all that is new in the property world. March 2020 – Newsletter – Agents March 2020 – Newsletter – Landlords March 2020 – Newsletter – Tenants  

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Important legal notices update

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the Act”) received Royal Assent and came into force on Thursday 26 March 2020. Section 81 and Schedule 29 are the operative parts which concern the law relating to Landlord and Tenants. The provisions apply from 26 March until 30 September 2020 (“the Relevant Period”). The relevant period may be extended […]

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COVID-19: Important update for customers

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 affecting us all, the LforL team wanted to reach out and let you know how we’re approaching the situation. At LegalforLandlords we remain open for business as usual, but rest assured we have intensified measures to ensure that our fantastic team have all the support and remote working solutions […]

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A tenant’s guide to referencing

Let’s assume you’ve found a property you’d like to rent and that you’re confident you can easily cover the bills and the monthly rent. You’re just itching to get the keys and move in, but first, you’ve got to pass a tenant referencing check. It’s worth understanding a bit more about tenant referencing because that […]

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Rishi Sunak’s first budget: what you need to know

Just a few weeks into the job and Chancellor Rishi Sunak has had to deliver a budget at a time of a global health crisis. The possible implications of coronavirus caused stock markets to tumble at the start of the week and this morning, the Bank of England announced an emergency interest rate cut to […]

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Everybody needs good neighbours

In this age, there’s a lot of isolation and loneliness. People are often fearful of making connections and sometimes that spills over into a lack of care or compassion for others who live nearby. That’s a shame because good neighbours really do make a difference. And it’s something that’s particularly apt right now as we […]

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February 2020 Newsletters

Please find below our Agent, Landlord and Tenant February Newsletters containing all that is new in the property world. February 2020 – Newsletter – Agents February 2020 – Newsletter – Landlords February 2020 – Newsletter – Tenants  

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Would you like accelerated referencing you can trust?

Okay, that was something of a rhetorical question – there can’t be many agents who wouldn’t want critical information quicker. The faster you know the answers, the faster you can finalise agreements, and you can reduce void periods, keeping you and your landlords happy. So yes, let’s assume that you’d love accelerated referencing. It’s all […]

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Sim Sekhon: Short-term thinking and the short-term let market

Academics published a paper last month which addressed the impact of Airbnb on private sector rents in eight French cities. When looking at the biggest cities and investors letting entire homes on a short-term basis, there was a clear significant upward pressure on traditional rents. This phenomenon shouldn’t surprise British landlords. A report has been […]

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What tenants need to know about carbon monoxide

The title of this blog mentions tenants, but everyone needs to know this information. Carbon monoxide (CO) can be lethal and even if your landlord has fulfilled all his legal obligations, situations could still arise which could leave you or your family at risk. Let’s start by looking at the landlord’s obligations. Landlord’s obligations Carbon […]

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