The Housing Act Governs 99% of Residential Property Lettings in England & Wales. Find Out What it Means for you here.
The Housing Act overrides and contractual relationship you may have, it has no ‘opt-out’ possibility so if your covered by the Act then there is nothing you can do other than understand it’s implications for you, your tenancies and your tenants.
From minimum periods of occupation, the tenant deposit schemes right through to eviction, it’s all contained within the Housing Act. All aspects of the landlord – tenant relationship are covered as are all aspects of tenancies.
Once you master the basics of the Housing Act, you tenancies will run much smoother, you will enter into less tenant disputes and ultimately you will manage your property portfolio better, extracting a greater return or making it much less hassle to run.
The information on this site covers the basics of the Housing Act and looks at the basics from a property professionals perspective, i.e. the only one that really counts for a landlord! We do not look at it with a legal hat on, only the practical realities for landlords, their properties and their tenants.
The site covers various tenancy types, including HMO’s, AST’s and how to set them up correctly and avoid problems. The website also includes information on tenant eviction under the Housing Act. In short we cover your initial options, how to setup a tenancy and how to end one if it goes wrong. All landlord essentials.
The website is aimed at self managed landlords and thus contains other links to resources and recommended partners to help with further information as this website can only go so far in supporting you with your Housing Act questions.
We welcome feedback so please feel free to contact us with any suggestions or questions.
In the meantime, we hop you find www.theHousingAct.org.uk a useful site; please read all of the sections to get a broader understanding and feel free to reference this site on your website or literature, just let us know first! Thank you for visiting.