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/ 29 Jul 2011

Rising Rents but Added Responsibilities

Recent reports show that private sector letting rents are growing faster than sale prices in London. The average rental for a private letting in London rose 16% in 2010.

You may be considering renting out your property or purchasing on a buy-to-let basis. However, the obligations on private landlords are considerable, ranging from compliance with the Health and Housing Safety Rating System to the regulations relating to the protection of deposits to statutory procedures for regaining possession. For example, UK Energy & Climate Secretary Chris Hulme has recently announced changes to the new Energy Bill which means from April 2016 landlords will not be able to refuse tenants, or local authorities, reasonable requests to improve their property’s energy efficiency.

At Hanne & Co our housing department has a wealth of experience and knowledge of Landlord & Tenant law. We can provide you with sensible and cost effective advice on all aspects of private letting from drafting tenancy agreements tailored to your specific requirements to advising you on your statutory obligations as a landlord to dealing with problem tenants.

Please feel free to enquire with one of our Housing law team on +44 (020) 7228 0017, alternatively you can contact us through info@hanne.co.uk or via our website www.hanne.co.uk, and one of our experienced housing lawyers will be in touch

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