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Landlord Insider

On the Landlord Insider blog, you’ll find some excellent resources for landlords of all sizes. From the latest landlord news, to professional advice, tips and guides for landlords, there’s something for everyone. Brought to you by the excellent team behind the Landlord Vision property management software.

Landlord Wins Section 21 Court of Appeal Case

Court of Appeal judges have announced their decision in Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield, and it’s good news: landlords can still serve a Section 21 notice even if they failed to issue a gas safety certificate on time, as long as the certificate is given to the tenant before the Section 21 notice.

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Can Tenants Change the Locks?

Man changing core of a door lock of the entrance glass door, close-up view with no face

Most tenants are not going to go to the trouble and expense of changing the locks in their rental home, but you should be aware that it can and does happen on occasion, especially in aggravated eviction cases. Before you blow your stack and head over to the property with two mates and a sledgehammer, read on to find out whether your tenant is justified in changing the locks, what you can do about it, and how you can recover your costs if the worst does happen.

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Extended Eviction Ban Causing Landlords Issues

A yellow eviction notice on a a broken door

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the government announced a temporary ban on evictions in the private rental sector to prevent tenants from being made homeless at a time when they needed to stay in place. However, whilst the ban has protected vulnerable tenants, it’s also given some tenants a free pass to engage in anti-social behaviour and stop paying their rent, without fear of being evicted any time soon.

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