Landlord obligations when you have new tenants

Nine things to do and 10 documents to provide to a new tenant If you’re a first-time buy-to-let landlord, or you are letting an existing property to a new tenant, there is a lot of work that needs to be done.  Some of this is obliged by law, and some are simply part of being [...]

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Buy-to-let landlords and Legionnaires’ disease

Buy-to-let landlords and Legionnaires’ disease Know your responsibilities to stay on the right side of the law One of a landlord’s responsibilities that often catches out first-time buy-to-let property investors is the obligation to check for Legionnaires’ disease. In this article, you’ll learn about the law covering Legionnaires’ disease and the risk assessment that must [...]

10 buy-to-let obligations that could cost errant landlords thousands

Don’t let ignorance or neglect cost you your buy-to-let business As a buy-to-let landlord, you’ll understand that you have many obligations. You’ll need to vet tenant applicants and keep your property well maintained. You should ensure that the tenancy agreement is fit for purpose. However, this is not the beginning, middle and end of your [...]

How to fulfil your landlord obligations when renting to the elderly

Keep onside with the law and benefit from great landlord/tenant relationships Increasing numbers of landlords are targeting the silver-haired renter for investment property profits. Pensioners and the elderly who rent are increasing in numbers. The elderly can be some of the best tenants a landlord could choose. They aren’t often criminals. They don’t have the [...]

Section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985: Landlord obligations

Abide by this law to keep your reputation intact In our series of articles about the rules for the buy-to-let landlord to evict nightmare tenants, I wrote about the help the law gives when you need to carry out an eviction. The law also bestows you with certain landlord obligations. For example, if you don’t [...]