Landlord Guide to the UK General Election 2019

A guide to the general election manifesto promises of each major party in the uk, aimed at landlords and describing tax and rented sector policy commitments

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. 

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How to Vet Tenants with Pre-Viewing Questions

How to do vetting on potential tenants

Landlords want high-quality tenants at their viewings. That means tenants who have read the property description and understand the kind of tenancy that the landlord is looking for. 

There’s nothing more frustrating than driving to a viewing just for the tenant to have misread the move-in date or the maximum number of occupants! Clearly, vetting tenants before you conduct viewings and referencing makes good sense. 

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How to Increase the Rent by Serving a Section 13 Notice

How to use section 13 of the Housing Act to increase the rent of a tenancy.

What is a Section 13 Notice?

Section 13 is a way for landlords to increase the rent they charge for a property. It refers to Section 13 of the Housing Act (1988). 

Landlords can only use Section 13 for assured periodic tenancies. These are tenancies that are not within a fixed term. For example, the fixed term may have expired, meaning the tenancy has automatically become a periodic tenancy

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