In order to make things a bit more interesting in 2015, we are having a different theme every month.
These are landlord & tenant law related topics which will be featured during the month. So for example:
- There will be articles on different aspects of the theme
- I may do interviews of leading figures about the theme topic
There will of course be content on other things too. But at least once a week there should be some content on the monthly theme.
If you have any ideas for theme content let me know.
The Landlord Law Blog 2015 Themes
November and December – so much needing to be written that we decided to abandon the themes for the last two months of the year!
There is still so much to write about with the new rules that we have kept the theme
The October theme posts are:
I had to change this months theme as we had so much content to include on the new regulations.
The September theme posts are
- Urgent message for all landlords – smoke alarm installation required by 1 October
- Section 21 – the new rules
- Section 21 – the new rules – time limits
- Section 21 – the new rules – Energy Performance Certificates
- Section 21 – the new rules – Gas Certificates
- Section 21 – the new rules – the prescribed information booklet How to Rent
- Section 21 – the new rules – retaliatory eviction
- Section 21 – the new rules – the new section 21 form
The theme for August is rent and benefit
The August theme posts are
- Five things you didn’t know about rent
- Guidance for worried landlords whose tenants are not paying rent
- Looking at Housing Benefit and Discretionary Housing Payment
The theme for July is shared properties & HMOs
The July theme posts are
- The Sharing Economy – why allowing lodgers can be good
- Shared Properties – joint and several tenancies
- Shared Properties – rooms in a shared house (this and the next post were actually published in August but are part of the July theme)
- Shared Properties – disorganised comings and goings
The theme for June is tenancy agreements.
June theme posts are
- The three functions of tenancy agreements
- What happens if you don’t have a written tenancy agreement
- Why you have to be careful amending tenancy agreements – part 1
- Why you have to be careful amending tenancy agreements – part 2
The theme for May is licensing and accreditation.
May theme posts are:
- Licensing, regulation and accreditation in the private rented sector
- What is landlord accreditation?
- An Interview with Sean Hooker of the Property Redress Scheme
The theme for April is tenancy deposits. Which is quite convenient as there is a lot of tenancy deposit news this month.
April theme posts are:
- The Deregulation Act 2015 Explained – 1. Old Tenancy Deposits
- The Deregulation Act 2015 Explained – 2. Deposits, Periodic Tenancies and Prescribed Information
- Tenancy Deposits – What Landlords Need to Know
- Tenancy Deposits – What Tenants Need to Know
- Landlords, there are NO exceptions to the tenancy deposit rules. This means YOU
The theme for March was the important topic of checking and referencing of tenants – and landlords.
March theme posts are:
- What you need to do to keep crooks and criminals out of your rented property
- Ben Reeve Lewis on Nightmare Tenants
- Some tips for landlords on setting up a procedure for checking tenants
- Why tenants need to check their landlords
In February we took a look at letting agents and their fees.
February theme posts are:
- Reasons why you need a reliable letting agent and how to avoid disaster
- A TRO’s Guide to letting agents
- Agency law basics for landlords
- Letting agents agreements and some pitfalls for landlords to watch out for
- Unfair Lettings Fees between Agents and their Landlords
The theme for January was Preparation and Permission. As in preparing both yourself as a landlord and your property, and also getting permissions to let.