Landlord Law is an online information service for residential landlords in England and Wales UK. It will help you understand your legal obligations, and provides easy to use services with step by step guidance and documentation so you can save money by doing things yourself without making expensive mistakes.
Suitable for private sector landlords, letting agents and advisers.
Note – Landlord Law is more expensive than other online services but most members find that the quality of the service and access to Tessa’s advice via the members forum, more than makes up for this. A substantial number of our members have been with us for over 10 years.
Tip – our higher level ‘Business’ membership is the same price as basic during the Lockdown – scroll down to see more ..
** During the Cornavirus lockdown we have reduced the Business Level fee (normally £350 pa / £40 pcm) – this will go back up (for new members) once the lockdown is over but if you join before then you will continue to pay the lower fee – unless you cancel and rejoin **
* NB monthly members do not get access to the eviction guide until the start of month 2.
Note that payment for all membership types can ONLY be made via our online system by credit or debit card. We do not accept payments via BACS or cheque. All members will automatically receive a VAT receipt for payments made.
Note that when you join Landlord Law – this will set up a recurring payment so your membership continues smoothly. But you can cancel this whenever you wish.
Terms and conditions apply >> see here (the link will open in a new tab or window)
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Most Landlord Law members are landlords and the site was developed primarily to help and support private landlords. Many landlords have saved themselves thousands of pounds by using our service.
However many letting agents are also long term members – they appreciate the ‘plain English’ style tenancy agreements and forms (which are stored on our cloud) and being able to get quick advice via the forum
We also have advisor members, e.g. Local Authority staff and student accommodation offices – who often need quick answers to questions asked. Our articles and FAQ are ideal for this.
Landlord Law helps you understand your legal obligations and provides online help and documentation, so you can save money by doing things yourself without making expensive mistakes.
Written and run by Tessa Shepperson – a specialist lawyer and published author and trainer
Relax knowing that Landlord Law is there for you 24/7
If you find that Landlord Law is not for you – that’s fine! Just contact us within 30 days of joining and we will cancel your membership and refund your payments within 14 days (and usually within 5 days). We will also refund your recurring renewal payment (eg if you forgot to cancel it) so long as you let us know within 7 days of payment. Refunds to returning members and ‘teams’ are made at our discretion.
“I have been a landlord for over 20 years and during that time Landlord Law has been the most wonderful lifeline. I especially appreciated the warnings of the changes to legislation. Without Landlord Law I would not have been aware. I am so grateful to you, and send you my heartiest thanks.”
Geoffrey Browne, former landlord.
“Your website was a most valuable resource for all matters relating to our tenancies and the response time from yourself for any questions posted on the site was nothing short of heroic. If anyone is reading this and considering whether or not to join up to Landlord Law, think no more , just get your hand in your pocket and you will not regret a penny of it. Our warm thanks to you and your team”
Richard Devlin. landlord
Q: Tessa – can you tell me a bit more about your credentials?
A: I qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and ran my own specialist landlord & tenant law firm, TJ Shepperson, for nearly 20 years. I closed this in 2013 to concentrate on Landlord Law. I am fairly well respected in the industry.
Q: Do you deal with commercial property & long leases?
We specialise in short residential tenancies, for example assured shorthold tenancies, and so we do not cover shops and offices or leases of over 7 years. Neither do we cover agricultural tenancies. However our associated solicitors Anthony Gold can advise in these areas.
Q: Can you act as my solicitor, for example in evicting tenants?
A; If you need a solicitor, housing specialists Anthony Gold or Landlord Action are associated with Landlord Law and will be happy to act for you. As I closed my law firm in 2013, I no longer take on solicitors work, although I provide some ‘one to one’ guidance to members via the forum.
Q: Do you give tax advice?
A: This is a site for legal information and so does not cover tax advice. Neither can we offer any financial services. Landlords are advised to speak to their accountants for tax advice.
Q: Do you give free advice to members?
A; Members can ask Tessa ‘quick questions’ in the members forum area. However apart from this, ‘one to one’ advice is a paid extra service.
Q: If I need to cancel, what do I do?
A; You can cancel and get a full refund provided you let us know (e.g.via our onsite contact form) within 30 days of first joining as a member. Refunds after that are at our discretion. You can also get a full refund of any recurring payment if you notify us within 7 days of the payment being made.
Q: Do I have to sign up for a whole year?
A; No. Only if you join as an annual member. If you join as a monthly member then you can cancel your membership after one month if you want, or after several months or remain as a long term monthly member. It is up to you.
Q: Does your service cover Scotland and Northern Ireland?
A: No, those areas have different legal systems. Neither do we cater for landlords elsewhere, eg in American or Australia (apart from ex pat landlords) . This site is only relevant for property in England & Wales UK.
Q: Do you offer a membership service for businesses (as opposed to individual landlords or agents)?
A: Yes, please see the information page here about our ‘Teams’ service (the page will open in a new tab or window).
Q: Can I see your terms and conditions?
A; Yes, Landlord Law membership is subject to the terms and conditions you will find here (the page will open in a new tab or window)
Q: Can I talk to someone on the telephone about my options?
A: Our call handling staff are not trained to advise on this or on legal issues, but we have more information pages here. If you have a specific question can you please ask this via our contact page – we will normally get back to you within 24 hours.
“We have been with you since 2006 and love the site – gives us massive confidence as landlords, and it makes a huge difference having a real person fronting it rather than a faceless company name”
Ian Cosier, Landlord
“This service is fantastic, the site is easy to use, navigate and the processes and letters are outstanding, even someone with no prior experience of being a landlord or legal experience can use it.”
Marianne Brown, Landlord
“Would thoroughly recommend this service, as it seems to be fairly unique in the breadth and depth of information available, as well as providing access to a qualified expert for bespoke guidance when required.”
Julian Cripps, Landlord
“Your website gives me the courage to do things by myself”
Yvette Newbury, Landlord
“As a completely new landlord I found this an easily accessible resource which provided clear information. I used it especially for tenancy agreements and when I had a query it was answered swiftly and effectively.”
Catriona Whyte, Landlord
“Even with managing only one property it can be a complete minefield keeping up with changes in legislation, tenancy checks and rent disputes.”
Landlord Law certainly makes the whole process a lot less stressful, with access to a wealth of information and knowledge. Thanks Tessa.”
Eric Walton, Landlord