The Landlord Law membership site has a huge amount of content. The content is sorted by topic (and you can see the various topics via the topics menu in the site header) and also by type.
This page has a list of all the different content types and a bit about them.
You will see a menu list of content types on your right – or at the bottom of this page if you are on mobile. However many of these pages can only be accessed by logged in Landlord Law members. So if you are not a logged in member you will not see them.
However you will still be able to read the descriptions below:
Top tips are lists of (usually) ten tips on various topics. They are useful for giving you a quick overview of a topic.
The Top Tips are open to everyone including non-members.
There are a huge number of FAQ. They are quick questions and answers (sometimes fairly long answers, sometimes short and snappy answers) on the sorts of questions that landlords ask.
We are always adding to the FAQ. For example, if a landlord asks a question which is not covered (maybe in our forum) – we will draft up a FAQ and put it online.
The FAQ answer specific points. Articles are longer documents that explore a specific topic.
For example, we have long explanatory articles about such things as tenancy deposit prescribed information, data protection, lodgers in rented properties, attending court hearings and the Housing Health and Rating System.
We also have articles about all the main tenancy types – such as ASTs, protected tenancies, residential licenses and so on.
We have a huge selection of documents on Landlord Law and it is a big reason why many members join and stay with us for so many years.
There are four main types of documents:
You will (if you are a member) find links to all our documents from the Documents and Forms page.
Some videos – such as help videos and the short videos that introduce topics and content information pages, are open access.
However, the information videos are mostly only available to Business level members. Although we do from time to time, make individual videos available to Basic level members and non-members.
This will be announced in our Weekly Bulleting which goes out on a Tuesday.
The videos include:
This are special sections of the site where you can find out the answer to an issue by answering the questions ‘yes’ or ‘no’ as appropriate.
The question pages form a ‘trail’ which will lead you to the right answer.
Three of our trails are completely open access:
There are other trails but these are all members only – although you can read about them from the trails home page.
The trails take you on a journey to find out an answer. The Checklists are a set of instructions to follow for particular stages of creating and managing a tenancy.
If you follow them carefully you should be able to manage your rented property within the law even if you have no prior experience (although training is ALWAYS a good idea).
So if, for example, your properties have previously been managed by an agent but you now want to manage them yourself – the checklists will help you do that.
Note that the checklists are only available for Business Level members.
Renting property to tenants is heavily regulated and increasingly so. It is important that landlords and agents keep up to date.
For this reason, we have a lot of training related content on Landlord Law. For example:
Many landlords and tenants rights and obligations are set out in statute, but ‘case law’ is still very important.
We try to include all the main landlord and tenant related cases in our cases section, although it is not a complete list.
The cases pages include a brief description along with links to further information such as the ‘bailii’ case reporting site, and articles on the Landlord Law and Nearly Legal blogs.
These are real-life examples which both tell a story and illustrate a point.
At the moment they are mostly written by Tessa Shepperson but we have a submission form for YOUR stories and hope to have some members stories up shortly.
This is a special section which has step by step guidance to help you if your tenant has stopped paying rent.
The first section has general guidance, and then there are four sections:
This is a very detailed step by step guide to obtaining a Court Order for possession without having to use a solicitor.
It is quite a long guide as it covers at least five different routes to getting your order. But if you follow the advice carefully you should be successful.
This part of our premium content and is only available to our Business level members.
This has entries for all Local Authorities with a link to their website and information about their forms and charges for HMO licensing.
It should be useful for all landlords who need to license their properties but don’t know where to go or who to speak to.