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What is a Reactivation Notice and will you need one?

What is a Reactivation Notice and will you need one?

The stay on possession claims relating to residential properties has finally been lifted and one of the biggest changes to note, has been the implementation of Reactivation Notices as part of the new Civil Procedure Practice Direction 55C. So what is a Reactivation Notice and will you need one?
Latest Updates for Private Landlords

Latest Updates for Private Landlords

The rules for landlords are forever changing, so read on for some of the latest updates.

Landlord Update: Gas Safety Certificates

Landlord Update: Gas Safety Certificates

As most landlord’s should be aware, if you had failed to provide a Gas Safety Certificate to the tenant prior to the outset of the tenancy, then this failure meant a section 21 notice procedure could not be followed to bring an assured shorthold tenancy to an end.

Hope for private renters and landlords

Hope for private renters and landlords

On the 25th March 2020 the Coronavirus Act (“the Act”) received royal assent and became law, temporarily changing the landscape of private leasing overnight.

Tips for becoming a landlord

Tips for becoming a landlord

While interest rates remain low and house prices continue growing, buy to let is still a popular investment option with rental yields delivering good returns, however, there are some key things to consider before becoming a landlord.
Right to refuse a business tenancy cannot be misused

Right to refuse a business tenancy cannot be misused

An interesting case is currently making its way through the court system and may have far reaching implications for the landlord/tenant relationship in relation to tenancy renewals; making it more difficult for a landlord to refuse the renewal of a tenancy.

Changes Afoot for Commercial Landlords

Changes Afoot for Commercial Landlords

The Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015 brought into force minimum energy efficiency standards for residential and commercial properties. As of 1 April 2018, Landlords with properties within the scope of these Regulations must not renew existing tenancies or grant new tenancies if the property has less than the minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘E’. It is estimated that a significant number of rented properties in England and Wales have an F or G rating.

Pressure on litigation costs from “Proportionality”

Pressure on litigation costs from “Proportionality”

New rules on the losing side paying the costs of the winning side in litigation can leave “winners” significantly out of pocket.