As a landlord, it is in your best interest to prevent tenant issues where and when they may appear. However, issues arise from tenants on a daily basis across the UK, resulting in many landlords needing legal support.
Over the past few years, changes to the responsibilities and legal obligations of landlords has resulted in an increase in tenants choosing to take action against them. What this means is that you, as a landlord, need to be aware of your rights and whether or not they’ve been broken. For example, if a tenant has caused damage to a property beyond reasonable ‘wear and tear’, you may be able to claim back for costs incurred. It is also important to note that unlawful eviction is a criminal offence and could result in you having to pay substantial legal costs, so make sure you have the grounds to begin a legal process. Regardless of the issue, if it results in legal action you will need to find the funds to pay for a lawyer. With a Legal Cost Finance legal loan, you can enter the process with confidence, knowing that we’ll pay your lawyer’s fees in full and on time.
Landlords have a number of responsibilities to fulfil, be they financial or health and safety related. These include:
On the subject of health hazards, it is essential for you, as a landlord, to be aware of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS). It is a system used by your council to ensure that the properties in its area are safe for the people living there. They’ll carry out inspections on properties in the area to search for potential health hazards, exposed electrical wires for example.
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