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Category Archives: Housing

The end of no-fault evictions?

The end of no-fault evictions? Luke Ridge takes a look at the recent news about possible changes to evictions in the UK. Perhaps all is not what it seems? The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, recently announced that the government wants to bring an end to so called ‘no-fault’…
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New disrepair rights for tenants

New disrepair rights for tenants In December 2018 Parliament passed the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act and it came into force on 20 March 2019. Under the old law tenants could only take legal action against their Landlord for serious structural defects or for problems with the property that met the legal definition of…
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How to get your rent deposit back at end of tenancy

How to get your rent deposit back at end of tenancy? At the end of your tenancy, you need to ask for your deposit back. How to ask for your rent deposit back? If you used a letting agency to rent the property, it is them you need to ask. If you deal directly with…
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Eviction case in Court? Part 2- What to expect in court

Eviction case in Court? Part 2- What to expect in court Facing possession proceedings? The reality of possibly losing your home is scary. We want to help you by giving you a guide of what to expect when you’re in the courtroom. Knowledge can reduce anxiety. READ Part 1 – and the tips of what…
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Rules on rent increase in private renting

Rules on rent increase in private renting You cannot expect your rental to stay the same forever. But, you can expect to be given proper notice before any rent change takes effect.  As with any contract, it will not surprise you to know that there are some rules to be adhered to: Fixed Term Tenancy…
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What to do if your landlord won’t make repairs

What to do if your landlord won’t make repairs? | Housing Law Legal Advise. If your landlord won’t make repairs, it can be frustrating and, in some cases, dangerous to your health. What are landlord’s responsibilities for repairs? This is likely to be set out in your tenancy agreement. But your Landlord will still have responsibility to…
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I have been accused of anti-social behaviour but I would like to tell my side of the story

Council home eviction for anti-social behaviour | Falsely accused of anti-social behaviour | False allegations to council | False accusation of anti-social behaviour Kate is a Council tenant. She has some loud parties but didn’t realise her neighbours mined. Kate gets a letter from the Council telling her that they want her to leave. They…
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My housing association is saying I am unlawfully subletting my flat, but I’m not. What can I do?

Accused of subletting a council property | Illegal Subletting | Unlawful Subletting Carolyn rents from a Housing Association.  She has a big family who often come and stay with her. Her landlord has taken her to Court because her neighbours have reported seeing lots of people coming and going. Carolyn doesn’t know what to do.…
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