There are two main ways to end a tenancy. The landlord or the tenant can serve notice, ending the tenancy according to the rules laid out in the contract. Alternatively, both the landlord and the tenant can agree to end the tenancy by mutual agreement.
In the first situation, the rules of the contract must be followed closely because only one party wants to end the tenancy, and the rules of the tenancy agreement are there to ensure this happens fairly and smoothly.
In the second, because both parties are happy to proceed according to new, agreed terms, the tenancy-ending mechanisms in the contract (e.g. how much notice to give) don’t have to be followed. This is called a surrender of tenancy.
Continue reading “Surrendering a Tenancy Agreement by Mutual Consent”
The tenant referencing process in the UK rental market is often seen as a big hurdle to get over before you’re allowed to rent a property. Most people have no idea what happens when they are being referenced or how the result (‘pass’ or ‘fail’) is reached. Continue reading “How Do Tenant Referencing and Credit Checks Work?”
How to Evict a Tenant: Step Three: Warrant of Possession
This guide is the last of the three-step process to evicting a tenant. To get to this point, a landlord must have:
- served notice and waited for it to expire
- applied to court for a possession order and then waited until that has expired
This article explains what happens when the Possession Order expires (i.e. at the end of stage 2, and into the final stage). Continue reading “How to Get a Warrant of Possession When Evicting Rental Tenants”
How to Evict a Tenant: Step Two: Gain a Possession Order
This is a guide on how landlords can evict tenants who routinely fail to pay the rent or have run up large rent arrears. This is a very serious thing to do, but it’s also a clear and well-trodden process.
Lots of people want you to think that evicting a tenant is very complicated, so they can charge you money to do it for you. Continue reading “How to Gain Possession and Evict a Tenant for Rent Arrears”
How to Evict a Tenant: Step One: Serve Notice
Here we’ll tell you exactly how to serve valid notice on a tenant using Section 21 and Section 8 notices.
Continue reading “How to Serve a Section 21 and Section 8 Notice of Eviction”
This month, we’ve made three cool improvements to how OpenRent works and we’re excited to share them with you!
Together, they save you even more time and money than before, and we can’t wait for them to make your life as a landlord easier.
- Free tenancy renewals
- Easy payment history
- Improved viewing scheduler
Continue reading “OpenRent Launches Free Renewals”
Here’s a real story of what it’s like to rent a property with OpenRent.
Luke was entering London’s private rental market for the first time, moving in with his three flatmates. They all wanted to avoid the nightmare agency fees they’d heard about! Continue reading “Customer Story: Luke M”
We’ve created a Help Centre where you can find out more about how OpenRent works.
We’ve also created a Community Forum, where you can ask questions and talk to other landlords and renters.
Continue reading “Need Help? You Can Now Visit the OpenRent Help Centre & Forum”
We’ve researched average rents and earnings across the UK, to bring you Rent Freedom Day: the day of the year when you earn enough to pay off your annual rent. Continue reading “Rent Freedom Day 2018”
Even tenants who seem totally reliable on paper can become unable to pay the rent. When this happens, Rent Guarantee Insurance becomes incredibly important. Continue reading “What Is Rent Guarantee Insurance & Why Do Landlords Love it?”