This section covers everything you need to know about starting a tenancy. Simply click on the stage you are at and reveal best practice, hints tips and legislation that applies. Starting a Tenancy Documents click here.
Where Tenants leave owing money, more often than not Landlords DO NOT recover their losses unless they have a guarantor (this is because tenants tend to be less solvent than home owners)
If a Landlord fails to prepare a quality Inventory and there is a dispute over damage you have less than 9% chance of the dispute being resolved in your favour. The burden of proof is on the Landlord. As from 1st Oct 15 in England you will not be able to use the section 21 notice to evict tenants where property in disrepair see Preventing retaliatory eviction
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.