Generally Landlords should be wary about entering the property when the Tenant is not there. Technically without the Tenants expressed permission they may be making themselves liable to a claim of harassment, or be vulnerable to allegations of theft if the Tenant claims that property has gone missing.
The key objective of the Inspection is to ensure the structure is sound; paying specific attention to category 1 hazards as defined in the HHSRS and Landlord Repair Obligations including Section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. It is important, more so for Agents that copies of inspections are retained and Tenants requested to sign such - this is to minimise claim for negligence by the Landlord and claims for compensation by the Tenant.
Membership for LANDLORDS are from £79.95 a year
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.