Landlord Law

Student Evictions Reduced as More Landlords Insist on Guarantors

August 13, 2013

Going to University can be tough. Tuition fees, which are now around £9000 per year, can be off-putting, and often the range of student loans and grants does not meet the student’s shortfall in living costs. In areas where there are lots of students, part-time jobs can be hard to come by and rental housing […]

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How to Avoid Liability Claims: Accident-Proof your Property

July 29, 2013

You may take every precaution to make your business property as appealing and inviting to the public as possible. While cosmetics are important to your business’s success, so is your care for safety. A customer who falls down or becomes injured on your commercial property could easily sue you and hold you liable for any […]

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Landlord Responsibilities vs Tenants’ Dogs: Can They be Held Liable for a Dog Bite?

July 25, 2013

(US law & generally) Dog bites occur more often than many people realize and there are legal consequences for liability. Ultimate liability in a personal injury claim resulting from a dog bite is determined by the case particulars. Also included as material fact can be any clauses included in the tenant lease or property agreement. […]

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Should All Landlords Require Renter’s Insurance?

July 17, 2013

(US property issues & general thoughts on this subject). It is important that a landlord asks you to provide renters insurance. The purpose of renters insurance is to protect your personal property against any loss or damage incurred while residing on the property. The insurance also covers any medical bills that are incurred by you […]

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Renting business premises – frequently asked questions

July 11, 2013

How long should I rent for? A commercial lease is rarely granted for longer than 10 or 15 years and there is often a tenant break clause option from the beginning of year five, enabling you to terminate the lease. Try and negotiate a break clause if there is not one and also check the […]

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An Overview of Landlord-Tenant Law in the United States

July 4, 2013

The U.S. landlord-tenant law is the regulating law that outlines the responsibilities and rights of both the landlord of a property and the tenant. In most cases, each state will govern these relations; however, there are federal laws that cover aspects such as commercial and residential leases. One example of this is the 1866 Civil […]

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Tenant and Landlord Rights

November 26, 2012

Guest post on US law regarding tenant and landlord rights. A lease is a written contract between a tenant and a landlord. While specific lease terms vary, all leases give both parties certain rights and responsibilities. Tenants’ Rights The most important right tenants have is the right to a safe, clean environment. That means that […]

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Charities and Part 1 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1927

October 21, 2012
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Raymond Cooper is a Consultant Property Lawyer Proposition: Whilst charities occupying premises are clearly protected by Part II of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954, there must be a question mark over whether Part I of the 1927 Act applies. There is no doubt that charities occupying functional premises are protected by Part II of […]

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Tenant Laws: Is it the Landlord’s Fault?

September 29, 2012

(US law and generally) Tenants and landlords each have duties to one another. Tenants are responsible for keeping the property clean and disposing of trash. Tenants are also liable for any damage that they or their guests cause to the property. They may also be subject to other responsibilities as outlined in the lease agreement. […]

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Index Linked Rent Reviews

September 24, 2012
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Proposition:  It is not safe to grant leases under which the rent is reviewed at intervals solely by reference to the Retail Prices Index (or the Consumer Prices Index).

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