As from 1 st June 2019 the start date for the Ban on Tenant Fees - Gone are the days of charging for admin, letting fees, vetting, references,
inventory, check in, check out, cleaning, pet insurance or ANY other fee
that is not explicitly permitted within the legislation. There are very strict rules, caps on deposits, restrictions on holding fees and defined permitted charges
Prior to granting a tenancy, you must comply with some basic ground rules of letting a property. Always use and have a signed credible binding tenancy agreement this will protect your interests. Always ask for a guarantor and ensure such is witnessed. Be diligent in your tenant vetting process for removing problematic tenants is often a drawn out affair.
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.