Who Pays Council Tax – Tenant Or Landlord?

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Council tax is one of several important payments you will likely have to make when you move into a property, but a lot of tenants question whether they or the landlord are responsible for payment. In the vast majority of cases, and unless otherwise specified, council tax liability rests with the tenant. If you are… Read more »

Do Landlords Have A Duty Of Care To Neighbours?

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Credit checks and landlord references can help prevent renting to some bad tenants, but these don’t cover all aspects of a person’s behaviour. They can’t predict whether a tenant will cause excessive noise or other problems that might cause neighbours to complain about their behaviour. As a landlord, you obviously want to keep tenants happy,… Read more »

Can Landlords Say No Pets UK

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According to RSPCA figures, approximately 44% of the UK’s population has one or more pets. It is considered something of a grey area whether tenants are permitted to keep pets in their property, even where pet clauses are included in the tenancy agreement. This is because some of the clauses are considered unfair, as set… Read more »

Tenant Fees

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Last week saw another step toward the banning of letting agents fees levied at tenants when the government published its “tenants fees bill”. Originally slated for April 2018, it has been postponed to Spring 2019, likely as a result of Brexit and for many it can’t come soon enough. A new rental is an expensive… Read more »

Customer Dissatisfaction

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So, a couple of months ago, we shared an article to our Facebook page from Landlord News, which explained that a staggering 87% of landlords would prefer to let directly to tenants, rather than through traditional letting agents following a survey by HomeRenter. The findings are quite interesting, with the following high on the list… Read more »

GDPR: Looking After Your Data

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Data! It’s a valuable commodity, and one which has come in to sharp focus in recent weeks, with the scandal engulfing Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and (amongst others) the US Presidential elections. It is therefore quite poignant that new regulations covering how organisations look after your data, are just around the corner. May 25th 2018 sees… Read more »

MEES: What Does It Mean For Me?

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Part of our job here at Haboth is keeping everyone (landlords and tenants) up to date with the latest laws, rules and regulations and April will see an important change concerned with a property’s energy performance. At present it is unlawful to advertise a property for rent (or sale) without a valid EPC (Energy Performance… Read more »

Letting Your Way

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In our last blog we touched on an article in the Guardian, which alluded to the sentiment that neither landlords or tenants were entirely sure, what letting agents did for their money. Well there was a time when I felt like this as well, being a landlord I had become disenchanted by the service being… Read more »