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Negotiating rent arrears repayment

During the pandemic, many employees will have found themselves furloughed, or worse, without employment. This means that they might struggle to continue to pay their rent.
If you have a tenant who has not kept up with payments and has built up rental a…

Covid-19 possession update

Enforcement agent visits suspended
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020, visits by our enforcement agents are temporarily suspended. We will follow ongoing guidance from Government over the next three weeks and review a…

Welsh Government want 12 months eviction protection

The Welsh Government wishes to provide greater security for people who rent their homes. This security will be achieved by extending the minimum notice period for issuing a section 173 notice from two months to six months. Currently, the section 173 no…

Rapid eviction of tenants – Q&A

Following on from the webinar we held on the 20th November 2019, we have compiled some further questions that were asked by attendees. The webinar was presented by Matt Carter here at The Sheriffs Office and Yezdan Isset from Bolt Burdon solicitors.
Th…

Overseas landlords need to make sure their tax affairs are in order

UK expats often rent out their primary residence when they relocate overseas. It is also the case that some individuals relocate for the primary purpose of limiting their UK tax bill. HMRC is undertaking a sustained campaign to ensure that overseas lan…

VAT on High Court enforcement fees

As we have had a number of enquiries from clients, we have prepared a briefing regarding the coverage during the last week on whether High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) charge VAT on their statutory fees, which was initiated by a question in the H…

Rapid eviction of tenants from a residential property

Webinar: Rapid eviction of tenants from a residential property
This webinar is for landlords, legal professionals and property agents and will run through the eviction process for residential tenants.
It will take place on: Wed, Nov 20
The post Rapid e…

Housing possession court duty scheme

The Government is holding a consultation covering additional legal support for those facing eviction or repossession. Currently, the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS) offers free advice on the day to anyone at risk of eviction or repossessio…

Who needs a guarantor agreement?

A guarantor is an individual who is agreeing to pay the rent if the tenant defaults on payments. Guarantors can often be necessary when renting to students or those in part time or low paid work, but any landlord can ask for a guarantor agreement if th…

Returning a tenants deposit

All deposits must have been registered with a government backed tenancy deposit scheme, these schemes are

Deposit Protection Service
MyDeposits
Tenancy Deposit Scheme

At the end of a tenancy as a landlord
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Cowboy builders

Extensions and loft conversions can add both value and extra space to your property, but what can you do when things don’t quite go to plan?
There are ways to mitigate the risk of hiring a cowboy builder
The post Cowboy builders appeared first on Prope…

High Court enforcement for business – Webinar

In this CPD webinar the Sheriffs Office will cover High Court enforcement for business, this webinar will be useful content for solicitors and credit controllers and for any one who has their own business.
Time and date of the webinar:
Wed
The post Hig…

Rapid eviction of tenants – Q&A

I thought an HMO required an AST because of mortgage company requirements. Is a license acceptable for HMOs?
An AST and a licence are two very separate things, an AST is the legal contract between the landlord and a tenant.
The post Rapid eviction of t…

When you need a torts notice

A torts notice is a legal document alerting the owner of items that have been abandoned on private land or property. It is issued in accordance with the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977. The fact that items or property have been left on your pr…

When you need a torts notice

A torts notice is a legal document alerting the owner of items that have been abandoned on private land or property. It is issued in accordance with the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977. The fact that items or property have been left on your pr…

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