Landlords who sell their rental properties will have just 30 days to pay their tax bill. The new rules begin on 6th April. Landlords who fail to comply could pay thousands in penalty fines.Continue reading “New Capital Gains Tax Rule Gives Landlords Just 30 Days to Pay”
If you have breached the new rules on tenant fees, then you won’t be able to evict your tenants using Section 21.Continue reading “Section 21 Notices Are Invalid When the Landlord Breaches the Tenant Fees Ban”
The Conservative manifesto included a promise to end ‘no fault’ evictions. But what exactly is going to happen? And what does it mean for landlords?
We asked three experts for their views as the private rented sector enters a year of reform.Continue reading “What Will Be in the Renters’ Reform Bill?”
Some significant events are coming down the tracks for landlords in 2020. We’ve pulled together the key dates to remember and the important new rules to know about.
We know that you will be considering how the plans of each party will affect you as a landlord at this general election.
To help you quickly get a grasp on the main positions of each party, we have written a summary of what the three large national parties (the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats) are promising in their manifestos.Continue reading “Landlord Guide to the UK General Election 2019”
Feature Spotlights show you all the neat little things OpenRent does that make your life easier.
Since 2018, we’ve helped thousands of OpenRent tenants move home with our free tenancy concierge service. Tenants absolutely love this service, but it’s not something we talk about a lot — especially with landlords.Continue reading “Feature Spotlight: Tenant Concierge”
This month we said hello to our two millionth customer! We’re thrilled that so many people have trusted us to help them find and let rental property.
Thank you so much. We promise to return your trust by continuing to develop great new services at unbeatable prices.Continue reading “Hello to the 2,000,000th OpenRenter”
Step-by-Step Guides for All Three Deposit Schemes
The Tenant Fees Acts (2019) brought in a cap for tenancy deposits. The rules apply to new tenancies from 1st June 2019 and cap tenancy deposits to a maximum of five times the weekly rent for the property.Continue reading “How to Partially Repay a Tenancy Deposit and Return Amounts in Excess of Five Week Cap”
Many rented homes suffer from black mould and condensation on windows, frames and walls. But what causes damp and how it can be treated? And who is responsible for getting rid of it?Continue reading “How to Get Rid of Damp, Mould and Condensation in Rented Homes”
This guide to the legal concept of joint and severally liable tenancies was written by Clara Zang and Salmaan Hassanally, practising barristers at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square Chambers.Continue reading “Joint and Severally Liable Tenancies: a Guide for Landlords, Tenants and Guarantors”