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Anti-Social Behaviour and the Demotion of Tenancies
Anti-Social Behaviour and the Demotion of Tenancies
When a local authority or other social landlord may apply for the demotion of a tenancy....
Changes to Housing Benefit Payments
Changes to Housing Benefit Payments
The cap on housing benefit - part of an overall reduction of the UK’s housing budget - and the impact for tenants who rely on housing benefit to pay their rent....
Court Hearings in Landlord and Tenant Cases
Court Hearings in Landlord and Tenant Cases
What happens when a landlord takes a tenant to court to get a possession order. The different orders a judge may make and how to reduce the costs payable....
Different Types of Housing Tenancy in the UK
Different Types of Housing Tenancy in the UK
An overview of the different types of housing tenancies. The level of protection a tenant has from eviction depending on the type of tenancy....
Do I Have a Counterclaim Against My Landlord?
Do I Have a Counterclaim Against My Landlord?
The possible impact of a valid counterclaim on a landlord's claim against a tenant for repossession of a rented property....
Do I Have a Legally Binding Tenancy?
Do I Have a Legally Binding Tenancy?
Do I have a tenancy? Some questions to ask which may help an occupier work out whether they are a tenant....
Eviction for Rent Arrears
Eviction for Rent Arrears
The different legal grounds that entitle a landlord to repossess when a tenant is in rent arrears....
Eviction When Tenants are Not in Arrears
Eviction When Tenants are Not in Arrears
When tenants can face repossession despite not owing any rent. The different requirements that have to be satisfied before a landlord can apply for a possession order....
Getting Your Deposit Back: The Tenancy Deposit Scheme
Getting Your Deposit Back: The Tenancy Deposit Scheme
What landlords must do to protect tenants’ deposits: the tenancy deposit scheme, how it works and what to do if a landlord fails to use it....
Housing Benefit
Housing Benefit
Who is entitled to receive Housing Benefit to help with their rent. How to apply for Housing Benefit and the factors that determine whether an application is successful....
Housing Repossessions and the Right to Buy
Housing Repossessions and the Right to Buy
Ex-local authority properties and repossession - why some people who exercised the right to buy may be particularly vulnerable to repossession and eviction....
New Rules on Repossession for Tenants of Mortgaged Properties
New Rules on Repossession for Tenants of Mortgaged Properties
A summary of the proposed changes to mortgage repossession law to give greater protection to the unauthorised tenants of mortgaged properties....
Tenants of Mortgaged Properties: What Protection is Available?
Tenants of Mortgaged Properties: What Protection is Available?
The lack of protection available for a private tenant renting a property on an assured shorthold tenancy when their landlord falls into mortgage arrears....
Tenants of Repossessed Properties and the Role of Receivers
Tenants of Repossessed Properties and the Role of Receivers
The role of LPA receivers - when a mortgage lender wants to repossess a property, which is occupied by tenants, due to mortgage arrears....
Tenants Whose Landlords are in Mortgage Arrears
Tenants Whose Landlords are in Mortgage Arrears
What happens when a landlord is in mortgage arrears; whether a judge will listen to tenants; and, how easily a mortgage company can evict tenants....
The Costs of a Mortgage Repossession Case
The Costs of a Mortgage Repossession Case
The rules on costs in mortgage repossession cases - the mortgage lender may usually add their legal costs to the mortgage debt unless they have acted unreasonably....
What Are Introductory Tenancies?
What Are Introductory Tenancies?
Introductory tenancies - a system of probationary tenancies operated by some local authorities and housing associations. The repossession and eviction process for…...
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