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29.02.24

How to Become a Landlord - Your Checklist Guide

Becoming a landlord can be a rewarding venture and offer financial benefits in the form of a steady income stream. However, it's not without its challenges. This guide provides you with the knowledge you need and the steps you should take to begin your journey as a landlord, covering everything from legal obligations to property preparation. Whether you've just purchased your first rental property or are considering managing a rental portfolio, this guide is for you.
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29.02.24

What Documents Do I Need to Evict a Tenant? (UK)

Evicting tenants is often a complex process. In the UK, the procedures and legal requirements are stringent and designed to protect both tenant and landlord rights. Landlords operating under Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) agreements should have a clear roadmap of the eviction process. In the following guide, we explain this and the documentation involved, ensuring you are prepared and informed at every step of the process.
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29.02.24

Can You Evict a Tenant Without a Solicitor?

Evicting a tenant can seem complex and daunting, but do you need a solicitor to navigate through it? At AST Assistance, we understand the challenges landlords face and our experts offer guidance to simplify the process while ensuring adherence to the law. In this guide, we explain how landlords can confidently manage evictions with our expert support, particularly focusing on Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs), the most common form of tenancy agreement in the UK.
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29.02.24

How Much Does it Cost to Evict a Tenant?

The legalities and the costs for an eviction can seem daunting, but understanding them can help landlords to manage their properties effectively and sustain their investments. At AST Assistance, we understand the challenges landlords face. Here, we provide a detailed breakdown of the costs associated with eviction, offering clarity so you can make informed decisions and plan for the future.
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29.02.24

Can I Evict a Tenant Without a Tenancy Agreement?

A tenancy agreement outlines the rights and responsibilities of each party to a rental property, ensuring that both sides are protected and aware of their obligations. If you made a verbal agreement, lost the document, or your property is inherited property with sitting tenants, you may find various aspects of your obligations and rights confusing, particularly when it comes to eviction.
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29.02.24

What Are the Fire Safety Regulations for Landlords?

As a landlord in the UK, understanding and implementing fire safety measures in your rental properties is about complying with the law and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of your tenants. This guide provides landlords with a straightforward overview of their obligations under UK fire safety regulations. We'll walk you through the essential steps and requirements to help you make your properties safe and compliant.
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29.02.24

The UK Landlord Checklist for Renting a House

Renting out a property can be a complex process with many steps to consider. From ensuring your house meets all legal requirements to finding the right tenant, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. This guide is designed to simplify the journey for UK landlords.
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19.01.24

How Do I Get My Tenant to Move Out?

If a landlord wants their tenant to move out, they need to follow legal procedures and handle the situation with a clear understanding of the tenant’s rights. This is a straightforward guide on the legal and ethical ways for landlords to approach this process.
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09.12.23

Can Landlords Charge for Wear and Tear?

This article explores the topic of wear and tear in rental properties: a common area of discussion for landlords and tenants. We also define what constitutes wear and tear, differentiate it from damage, and examine its implications in the context of rental agreements.
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12.10.23

How to Recover Rent Arrears

If you’re a landlord, you must know how to recover rent arrears by using you rights to your advantage. Learn about the best approach with our guide here.
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05.09.23

5 Property Portfolio Management Tips for Landlords

Landlords are increasingly on the lookout for ways of improving their portfolio management while saving money and protecting profits. In this article, Jon Pryse-Jones from THP – the Accountants for Landlords – shares his top 5 tips for improving your property portfolio management.
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17.07.23

How Long Does it Take to Get a Bailiff Warrant for Eviction?

With its intricate layers of protection for both parties involved, the UK's legal framework can often be daunting to understand and adhere to. Amongst the various stages of eviction, obtaining a bailiff warrant can be a vital step, allowing you to forcibly remove a tenant from your property with the help of the law.
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18.04.23

What is an Abandonment Notice?

If you wish to serve an abandonment notice, you must know your legal obligations as landlord and how to regain control of your property swiftly. See how here.
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03.04.23

What is a Regulated Tenancy?

If you manage properties and are wondering “What is a regulated tenancy”, read the expert guide here to know your legal obligations as a landlord.
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20.03.23

Eviction Letter Template and Guide

An eviction notice is a document presented to the tenant to inform them of the intention to begin the eviction process, and typically marks the beginning of the process. For a successful and legal eviction, the landlord must follow the necessary steps.
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13.03.23

What Are The Rules For Evicting a Tenant?

Here we, the property law experts at AST Assistance answer the question: ‘What are the rules for evicting a tenant?; explain the rules for evicting a tenant, the appropriate circumstances for eviction, and how to avoid costly or time-consuming mistakes in the process of evicting a tenant.
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23.02.23

What is Selective Licensing?

If you lease property in a selective licensing area and are wondering “What is selective licensing”, read the expert guide here to know your legal obligations as landlord.
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25.01.23

Tenant Background and Credit Checks

For landlords, dealing with difficult tenants and those who do not pay rent can cause undue stress and money. Not to mention, the process to rectify such problems can be lengthy and add further costs.
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25.11.22

What Does Property Maintenance Include?

Over time, any property will require maintenance of some kind, in order to decrease the number of problems that can occur, a landlord must take proactive procedures that identify possible problems before they develop.
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15.11.22

How Long Does an Eviction Process Take?

In some circumstances, eviction is the best recourse. In order to do so, you must follow the correct procedures and fulfil your landlord's obligations. Failure to do so can result in a delayed, or even unsuccessful eviction.
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13.10.22

Tenants Are Not Paying Rent - What Can I Do?

One of the biggest worries for landlords in the UK is tenants who don't pay their rent. At best, dealing with rent nonpayment may be time-consuming and upsetting. At worst, it may determine whether a landlord is able to make their monthly mortgage or fall into arrears.
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06.10.22

Tenants' Rights: Property for Sale

Landlords looking to sell their property must know their tenants’ rights; property for sale requires both parties’ rights to be respected. Learn how to do this here.
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