Monday 11 September 2023

South London Tenants Protected even AFTER tenancy!

With the cost of living rising and the number of landlords selling up on their properties increasing, tenants in South London are facing increasing financial uncertainty. However, there are a number of laws that protect tenants from landlord disputes.

Here are some of the most important tenants' rights in South London:

  • The Tenant Fees Act 2019 prohibits landlords from charging tenants for a range of fees, including for referencing, inventory, and cleaning.
  • The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 states that landlords are responsible for repairs to the property, including fixing faulty appliances and making sure that the property is safe and in a habitable condition.
  • Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 allows landlords to evict tenants with just 8 weeks' notice, but this law is being abolished later this year.
  • Section 48 of the Landlord and Tenant Act gives tenants the right to know the name and address of their landlord.
  • The Tenancy Deposit Protection Act requires landlords to protect tenants' deposits in a government-approved scheme.
  • If you are a tenant in South London, it is important to know your rights. If you have any questions or concerns, you should contact a housing advice agency.

Here are some additional tips for tenants:

  • Keep a record of all communications with your landlord, including emails, letters, and text messages.
  • Take photos of the property when you move in and when you move out to document the condition of the property.
  • Be prepared to stand up for your rights. If your landlord is not complying with the law, you should contact a housing advice agency for help.

If you are interested in knowing more or you are curious as to what your rental property is worth today drop me a line and pick my brains or use my free online valuation tool to get a ballpark figure!

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