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All landlords and tenants of domestic premises should be aware of a recent amendment to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1995 that requires residential rented accommodation to be provided and maintained in a state of fitness for human habitation. The new Act comes into force on the 20th March 2019 and amends the Landlord and...
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Great news for the North East as Thirteen Housing Group announces plans to invest over £1 billion over the next five years into improving homes for existing customers as well as building new homes.  Some of these new homes will be available on the Help to Buy: Shared Ownership scheme. You can read more about...
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Gaining possession of a privately rented property let on an assured shorthold tenancy   What is an assured shorthold tenancy (AST)? Your tenancy agreement is likely to be an AST if you are a private landlord, the tenancy began on or after 28.02.1997 and the house or flat is let as a separate accommodation and...
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Landlords now have a legal obligation to carry out checks on their tenants to ensure that the adult occupiers of their properties have a legal right to rent the property. This means that landlords must carry out checks on all occupiers aged 18 and over, including those listed on the tenancy agreement and those who...
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Where landlords allow their tenants to enter in to occupation of business premises prior to a lease being agreed, it is important that advice is sought at the outset and the parties enter in to an agreement as to the basis of the tenant’s occupation pre-lease. If no agreement is reached in writing, difficulties can...
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