The UK government has recently announced a plan to ban no-fault evictions in England, something that has been greatly debated by landlords. More...
Understanding landlord and tenant law can be difficult when you’re unfamiliar with the legislation, which is why we encourage those seeking advice to ask our solicitors questions. Here is a query we recently received about a section 42 notice for lease extension: More...
When you start renting out a property, it is important to be informed and know your landlord and tenant rights. Here we will inform you of your rights to enter your own property and what to do should your tenant become ‘unreasonable’.
Landlord and Tenant Rights: Entering Without Permission
When a tenancy agreement is signed, the landlord provides the tenant with exclusive possession to the property. This means it is completely within the tenant’s rights to deny anyone and everyone access to the property at any time. Access without permission is therefore, technically, trespassing. And could be the start of legal action.
However, within this signed contract there should be written some reserved landlord rights to allow access where necessary. For example, access is required to carry out any repairs or to inspect for damage. More...
The number of tenants evicted from rental properties this year is set to be the highest since records began, according to recent statistics released by the government.
Figures from the Ministry of Justice show that over 11,000 people were evicted in the first quarter of 2015, which is a 51% rise on the same period five years ago.
In 2014, 42,000 people were evicted from rented properties, a figure which at the time represented a new high since records began in 2000.
The figures, which relate to England and Wales only, represent an 8% rise on the same period in 2014, and are therefore on course to break last year’s record. More...
Selling a house can be a stressful time and if you have tenants living in your property then things can get much more complicated. It doesn’t have to be, Howells Solicitors is here to help. Here are a few things you should consider when selling a property with tenants:
What Are Your Eviction Rights?
Although you are the owner of the property, you are not entitled to evict your tenants just because you’ve decided to sell up. You have two options:
1. Sell the property to another landlord with the tenants in situ.
2. Serve notice on your tenants to vacate the property once the tenancy period comes to an end.