Monthly Archives: May 2013

Do all joint owners need to be named in a tenancy agreement?

Short answer is no. However consider the following: All owners must agree to the property being rented. Provided the tenancy is for a term not exceeding three years any one of the owners can sign on behalf of the others. … Continue reading

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Landlord do you know what the penalty is for not serving a correct Section 47 notice?

The answer is simple – there is no ‘penalty’ but any demand for rent and any service charge shall be treated for all purposes as not being due from the tenant to the landlord (until the correct information is served … Continue reading

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Who is responsible for repairing the dripping tap – landlord or tenant?

Short answer = landlord Long answer…. 1. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 section 11, which is implied into all tenancies of less than seven years duration, states that the landlord must keep in repair and proper working order the … Continue reading

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When is it proposed to ban properties that are EPC rated E or F from the rental market?

The legislation that paves the way for yet more legislation that will ban properties of low energy efficiency from the rental market is the Energy Act 2011 and in particular Section 43 here It is anticipated the legislation governing this … Continue reading

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When do you have to provide a prospective tenant with the front page of the EPC?

When do you have to provide a prospective tenant with the front page of the EPC? It’s a bit of a trick question – the answer is never! The whole Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) must be made available to a … Continue reading

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