I’m thinking of doing some development work on my Tenant-Law website.
Working for tenants
I suppose I am known mainly as a landlord’s lawyer. However I also enjoy advising tenants and over the years I have done a considerable amount of work and advice for tenants.
Indeed, until about a year ago, there was a large tenant’s section on Landlord Law.
It never did very well, mainly I suppose because the site is perceived (due to its name) as being a landlord one – which it now is. But the content is still there, mothballed and flagged up with messages (for any who have access to see it) that it is an archive only and not being updated.
But yesterday I splashed out on some membership software for the tenant site and have started the long and probably slow work of moving it all over and updating it.
I have also put the tenants’ free e-course behind a membership firewall, albeit a free one.
The other thing I am thinking of doing, which I could get online quite quickly, are some letter templates for situations where tenants need a bit of drafting help.
- A notice to quit – for when tenants want to end their tenancy (with guidance on when they can use it)
- A letter to send to landlords who keep entering without consent
- A letter asking the landlord to carry out a gas safety inspection and provide a certificate
- A letter asking the landlord to protect the deposit paid
Do you have any other ideas? If you are a tenant – has there been any time when you were desperate for a bit of help with a particular (standard situation) letter?
Any other suggestions for useful tenant content and forms, let me know and I will see what I can do.