ENFORCEMENT OF THE TENANT FEES ACT

Private Landlord

Are you a private landlord? If so, are you aware that the Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1st June 2019?  It has the potential to make your life more difficult with plenty of scope to get things wrong and land yourself in trouble.  Tenants can demand rent and deposit refunds and challenge - Read More >
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WHAT ARE RENT REPAYMENT ORDERS?

Private Landlord

Are you a private landlord?  If so, you could be subject to a Rent Repayment Order if you are in breach of certain obligations, including: Not protecting the tenant’s deposit Not having the correct licence from the local authority in place when the tenancy commenced Not completing remedial works ordered under an Improvement Notice from - Read More >
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HOW TO PREVENT TENANT CLAIMS FOR DISREPAIR

Human Habitation Act 2018

Are you a private landlord? Do you keep a written appraisal of the condition of each investment property? If not, Mercian Law recommends you act immediately due to the potential for tenant claims under the Human Habitation Act 2018 which came into force on 20th March 2019 for all new tenancies.  (From 20th March 2020 - Read More >
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