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Rental law: The Fitness for Human Habitation Act

Accommodation | Furnished Flats | 07/11/19

As of 20th March 2019, rented houses and flats must be ‘fit for human habitation’ (otherwise known as being safe and not posing a risk to anyone's health). This rental law is a new addition to the Landlord and Tenant Act and if it isn’t honoured, ...

Rental law: The fitness for human habitation act

Rental law: The Fitness for Human Habitation Act

Accommodation | Furnished Flats | 07/11/19

As of 20th March 2019, rented houses and flats must be ‘fit for human habitation’ (otherwise known as being safe and not posing a risk to anyone's health). This rental law is a new addition to the Landlord and Tenant Act and if it isn’t honoured, court action may be taken. You might be thinking it’s too complicated to learn about yet piece of legislation, but we’re here to break it down for you. What does it actually mean? Although the Fitness for Human Habitation Act is a new addition to ...

Tenant Fees Act: What you need to know

Tenant Fees Act: What you need to know

Accommodation | Furnished Flats | 05/09/19

The Tenant Fees Act will come into play in England on 1st June 2019 and will stop landlords and agencies from charging extra fees on top of what is actually required. This change in rental law means that, for those living in assured shorthold tenancies, student accommodation or as a lodger, there will be a set list of tenant fees that agencies and landlords can ask for leading up to and during the tenancy. To find out if this applies to you, check out our blog post on the different types of tena...

Early termination of a lease agreement - can it be done?

Early termination of a lease agreement - can it be done?

Accommodation | Furnished Flats | 05/03/19

There are numerous reasons, from a change in job location to a change in financial position, that could lead to a tenant wanting to end their lease early. However, this is not always possible and doing so when it’s not permitted could lead to some nasty consequences. When is ending a lease early possible for tenants? There are four instances which would allow the early termination of a lease agreement by a tenant. These are: The landlord agrees that the lease agreement can be ended early...