In 2011 I was inspired to write a series of posts on the basics of landlord and tenant law.
It was one of the things that I enjoyed writing most on the site and indeed it helped inspire me to run my first training course and then set up our Easy Law Training business (now part of Landlord Law Services Ltd). So it was quite a life-changing series for me.
Hopefully, it was also helpful and interesting for readers.
That was over seven years ago (as at now, 2018). So I think it is time to take another look at the series and revise and refresh it. Some of the posts will remain pretty much as they were in 2011 but others will be updated to reflect developments (of which we have had many) since that time.
As before, the series as a whole will be called ‘Foundations of Landlord and Tenant Law’ but the individual posts will have their own names. As each post is re-done, the original post will re-direct to the new version.
What the series covers
Landlord and tenant law is a type of land law, so I start by explaining (as best I can) some of the basic principles of land law. It’s also a type of contract law, so I have a go at explaining that as well.
The series will then wend its way through the highways and byways of landlord and tenant law, looking at how a lease is created and ended, the common law, and the various statutory codes which govern how the different kinds of lease operate in practice.
We will also take a look from time to time, at some of the more important cases which have affected the development of landlord and tenant law. Cases are important, and they are the way that Judges have over the years created the common law.
The series also takes a look from time to time at legal history. I happen to think that the history of law is important and quite interesting, and its not something that most people know very much about. You never know, you may end up finding it interesting too!
I was inspired, after I had finished this series, to start a whole website on the History of Law and had reached the end of Henry II before I had to stop due to the pressure of work. However it is something I want to go back to later, and I still write the odd post occasionally to keep it going.
Focus on the Private Rented Sector
I will be touching on all types of lease in this Foundations series but the series as a whole will be aimed at explaining things in the private rented sector. That is after all the sector this blog is primarily for.
Mad, bonkers and difficult to know
Hopefully, the series won’t be boring. People automatically tend to think that law is boring, but actually, it isn’t – it is all about people and the mad, bonkers and devious things that they do. It is something we all ought to learn – we are presumed to know it and, if you are a landlord or a tenant, it is an important (albeit largely unknown) part of your life.
Hopefully, this series will shed a little light and help you to understand better how leases and tenancies ‘work’.