Content in the Members area of Landlord Law is divided into topics and the topics pages have links to relevant content. All the 10 main topics are listed below
We also have ‘special information pages’ with links to content of a particular type that does not fit easily into the main topics. These are also discussed below.
Click on the titles to open up the sections and read more. There is a link to the topic index page with the text or you can click one of the green topic icons, or you can find them via the menu at the bottom of the page.
Note that sometimes links to members only content will not show on the page unless you are logged into the site as a Landlord Law member with the correct membership type.
This has information about the different types of occupation and tenancy types that exist. There is also some general information about tenancies. If you are not familiar with landlord and tenant law and how tenancies ‘work’ this is a good place to start.
This is an information section for landlords (although no doubt agents will find it very useful) with guidance on regulations about letting agents, how to find a good letting agent and what to do if you are unhappy with your agent’s service.
Many landlords think that this does not apply to them – but it does and non-compliance with the rules could prove expensive. We include here also information on discrimination issues and data protection.
Few properties nowadays are rented by one person to live in alone. Most are shared with family or other tenants. Sometimes they will sign the same tenancy agreement, sometimes they will sign individual agreements for their own room. This section also has a lot of information about Houses in Multiple Occupation or HMOs where special rules apply.
In this section we cover checking and referencing tenants (including ‘right to rent’ checks), increasing rent and what to do if your tenant fails to pay rent. A very important topic for many landlords!
If you take a tenancy deposit you need to deal with it properly or you can’t use section 21 to evict your tenant and your tenant can claim a penalty through the Courts. This section has guidance on what you need to do and what to do if you make a mistake.
All landlords should ensure that they have a properly drafted tenancy agreement signed by the tenants before they go into occupation. This section has information about tenancy agreements and also links to the various forms.
This has all our information about landlords repairing obligations as well as all the ‘health and safety’ related obligations – other than the HMO related regulations which are found in the Shared Properties and HMO section.
All our information on how tenancies end and what you need to do. This includes possession notices but the Eviction Guide is in the Court Proceedings section.
This section has general information about the various types of court proceedings which landlords may be involved with and includes also our ‘step by step’ Eviction Guide.
There is such a lot of content on Landlord Law that not all of it fits easily into the ten topics. So to help people find specific content we also have a number of ‘special information pages’
These are as follows:
Other information pages may be added later, but if so will be linked from the Special Infomation Home Page.
These images are used in the site to represent the different topics.