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Break Clauses in Leases – What do they do?

In leases, break clauses serve as crucial provisions that provide flexibility for both landlords and tenants. These clauses allow either party to terminate the lease before the expiration of the fixed term, subject to certain conditions and notice requirements. Break clauses are regulated by specific laws and have implications that both parties should carefully consider. … Read more

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Key Dates For Landlords

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 came into force in Wales on the 1st of December 2022. It has placed various obligations on the landlord and below we list some of the key dates (not an extensive list): 1st June 2023 If a tenancy or licence existed before the 1st of December 2022 then all … Read more

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Are you entering into a new tenancy agreement on or after the 1st of December 2022?

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 comes into force on the 1st of December 2022. This means that any new tenancy agreement entered into on or after the 1st of December 2022 will be an occupation contract and not an assured shorthold tenancy agreement. Landlords will need to provide tenants with occupation contracts on any … Read more

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The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 – what should be included in an Occupation Contract?

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 comes into force on the 1st of December 2022. This will impact the way properties are rented in Wales – it will impact both landlords and tenants. One of the key changes is that assured shorthold tenancies are being replaced with what will be known as occupation contracts and … Read more

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Housing Law changes in Wales…how will this affect tenants?

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 will bring changes to the way that both landlords and tenants let and rent residential properties (homes). These changes are scheduled to be introduced on the 1st of December 2022 (having been delayed since July 2022). There will be changes to the way contracts are created and provided to … Read more

Section 21 Notice and Section 8 Notice in Wales – how much notice needs to be provided?

We provided you with regular updates over the course of the last year in relation to the notice period required when serving a Section 21 Notice and Section 8 Notice in Wales. Wales Between the 29th of September 2020 and the 24th of March 2022, a landlord was required to provide 6 months’ notice if … Read more

How to evict a commercial tenant

If you are a landlord of a commercial property, you may find yourself in the circumstances where you need to evict a tenant and take back possession of your property. This area of the law can be complicated – your best route forward will depend on your specific circumstances and the terms of any lease … Read more

Section 21 and Section 8 notices (England only)

Section 21 Notice in England A notice under Section 21 is most commonly given where a landlord wants the property back after a fixed term ends or during a periodic assured shorthold tenancy. Obtaining possession of a property under S21 is sometimes called ‘no fault’ possession due to there being no requirement to specify why … Read more

Giving rookie renters a helping hand

Following the recent A level results, many first-time students will be looking for last-minute accommodation, if they aren’t heading to their first choice of university with an assured place in the halls of residence. Parents can help guide the rookie tenants through the process, but may themselves not be aware of how things have changed … Read more

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