Being a Landlord

Being a Landlord is a simple yet comprehensive and practical step by step guide for private rented sector landlords, letting agents and social housing landlords who grant Assured Shorthold Tenancies. The book covers the full life cycle of a tenanted property – from the selection of new tenants to their departure and the check-out procedure.

Being a Landlord is a simple yet comprehensive and practical step by step guide for private rented sector landlords, letting agents and social housing landlords who grant Assured Shorthold Tenancies.

Simplicity is achieved by the book being written in everyday language avoiding legalese and multiple references to case law and legislation.

The book covers the full life cycle of a tenanted property – from the selection of new tenants to their departure and the check-out procedure. It also deals with:-

•          The documents to obtain from a new tenant and the checks to carry out

•          Deposit protection schemes and the recent changes

•          Possession proceedings

•          Repairs, health and safety regulations

•          Court procedures for debt collection and eviction

•          A dedicated chapter for landlords whose tenants receive housing benefit

•          The benefit cap and what a landlord should do about it

•          Houses in multiple occupation

•          Company lets and resident landlords

Landlords will find practical step by step guides on completing 28 forms and carrying out 37 procedures in relation to a tenancy.

Many private sector landlords are facing an uncertain time with major changes to welfare benefits which will impact on them and their tenants. “Being a Landlord” guides landlords through these changes with minimal jargon and plenty of accessible step-by-step advice.

Being a Landlord is a simple yet comprehensive and practical step by step guide for private rented sector landlords, letting agents and social housing landlords who grant Assured Shorthold Tenancies. The book covers the full life cycle of a tenanted property – from the selection of new tenants to their departure and the check-out procedure.

1      INTRODUCTION

2      THE ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCY (AST)

3      BEFORE THE TENANCY

4      THE TENANCY AGREEMENT

5      DEPOSITS

6      RESIDENT LANDLORDS

7      DEATH OF A TENANT

8      REPAIRS

9      INFESTATION

10    DAMP AND MOULD GROWTH

11    HOUSING HEALTH & SAFETY RATING SYSTEM (HHSRS)

12    HOUSES IN MULTIPLE OCCUPATION (HMOs)

13    JOINT TENANTS

14    TENANT ABANDONS PROPERTY

15    SURRENDER OF THE TENANCY

16    MONEY JUDGMENT FOR RENT ARREARS

17    GETTING A TENANT’S EMPLOYER TO PAY RENT ARREARS FROM THEIR WAGES (ATTACHMENT OF EARNINGS ORDER)

18    SEIZING A TENANT’S POSSESSIONS TO BE SOLD FOR RENT ARREARS (WARRANT OF EXECUTION)

19    FREEZING A TENANT’S BANK ACCOUNT TO RECOVER RENT ARREARS (THIRD PARTY DEBT ORDER)

20    SECURING RENT ARREARS AGAINST A TENANT’S PROPERTY (CHARGING ORDER)

21    MAKING A TENANT BANKRUPT

22    RECOVERING POSSESSION

23    HOUSING BENEFIT/LOCAL HOUSING ALLOWANCE

24    COMPANY LETS

25    WHEN THE TENANCY HAS ENDED

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Imprint
Spiramus Press
Publisher
Spiramus Press
Language
English
Product Format
Paperback
Dimensions
234 x 156
Publication Date
15 Apr 2013
ISBN
9781907444708
Edition
1
Product Format
PDF
Publication Date
26 Mar 2013
ISBN
9781907444883
Edition
1