Landlord Legal Issues & Tips for UK Landlords

This is probably the most important section of the entire website for residential landlords in England & Wales.

Sadly, many new (and even experienced) landlords aren’t aware of their legal rights or obligations, which ultimately makes them prime pickings for either self-inflicted prosecution (e.g. for failing to meet their legal obligations) or the victim of exploitation, by one of many cowboys polluting this frighteningly spineless industry, whether that be rogue tenant or rouge agent.

Being a landlord blogger of several years (holy moly, can’t believe it’s been that long!), I’ve had the unfortunate opportunity of hearing more gut-wrenching horror stories by fellow landlords than I care to remember, which in the vast majority of cases could have either been completely avoided, or much less painful, if only they had taken the time to research their legal rights and obligations. What it really boils down to is ignorance, and dare I say, perhaps laziness in some cases.

In hope of combating at least the ignorance, I’ve covered a broad range of common legal issues, in which I’ve tried to explain in layman’s terms, that all landlords should be aware of, including detailed discussions on specific laws (e.g Landlords right of entry), new and amended landlord legislations, my own personal experiences (including my gripes) with the law, and most crucially, a comprehensive breakdown of a bunch of landlord legal requirements.

That said, I do want to make it clear that I am not a legal professional; I am not qualified to legally advise anyone. Everything written on this website is my opinion and based on my own experiences. While I do try to make sure the content as accurate as possible, I will still always recommend for you to seek legal or professional advice on any legal matters.

What You Need To Know Before Renting Out Your Residential Home 26 Jul 2018 53

What You Need To Know Before Renting Out Your Residential Home

What Landlords Need To Do To Comply With GDPR 31 May 2018 50

What Landlords Need To Do To Comply With GDPR

HMO Legal Requirements & Regulations (England Only) 01 Jul 2017 0

HMO Legal Requirements & Regulations (England Only)

Landlord Guide On The Legionella Risk Assessment Legislation 18 May 2017 25

Landlord Guide On The Legionella Risk Assessment Legislation

What Landlords Can’t Do (But Often Do Anyways) 01 Nov 2016 0

What Landlords Can’t Do (But Often Do Anyways)

Landlord Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulation & Release Form 16 Sep 2015 33

Landlord Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulation & Release Form

Landlords In England Must Serve The “How To Rent” Guide To Tenants 01 Jul 2015 15

Landlords In England Must Serve The “How To Rent” Guide To Tenants

Landlord Law: Right-To-Rent Immigration Checks 05 Nov 2014 29

Landlord Law: Right-To-Rent Immigration Checks

Landlord Licensing Scheme- What, Where, When? 12 May 2014 142

Landlord Licensing Scheme- What, Where, When?

Do Landlords Need A New Gas Safety Certificate Between Tenants? 20 Feb 2013 20

Do Landlords Need A New Gas Safety Certificate Between Tenants?

How Long is ‘2 Months In Arrears’, Really? 12 Nov 2012 10

How Long is ‘2 Months In Arrears’, Really?

Landlords Responsibility to Repair And Maintain 09 Feb 2012 57

Landlords Responsibility to Repair And Maintain

Electrical Safety For Landlords In Rental Property 25 Aug 2011 154

Electrical Safety For Landlords In Rental Property

Landlord Health And Safety Checks 09 Jun 2011 17

Landlord Health And Safety Checks

Landlords That Discriminate Against Tenants 26 Apr 2011 12

Landlords That Discriminate Against Tenants

Landlord Gas Safety Guide & Certificate 22 Feb 2011 63

Landlord Gas Safety Guide & Certificate

How To Make A Complaint Against A Letting Agent 17 Aug 2010 189

How To Make A Complaint Against A Letting Agent

What Is ‘The Housing Act 1988’? 16 Jul 2010 5

What Is ‘The Housing Act 1988’?

The Penalties For Breaking Landlord Laws 08 Dec 2009 8

The Penalties For Breaking Landlord Laws

Tenant’s Right To Live In Quiet Enjoyment 12 Aug 2009 76

Tenant’s Right To Live In Quiet Enjoyment

How Much Should Landlords Pay For An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)? 16 Apr 2009 22

How Much Should Landlords Pay For An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

Gas Safe Register Has Replaced CORGI Gas Registration 17 Mar 2009 20

Gas Safe Register Has Replaced CORGI Gas Registration

Landlord Changes Locks To keep Scumbag Tenants Out 04 Dec 2008 298

Landlord Changes Locks To keep Scumbag Tenants Out

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Guide For Landlords 18 Aug 2008 68

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Guide For Landlords

Landlord’s Right Of Entry 28 Jul 2007 574

Landlord’s Right Of Entry

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