The 2002 Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act allows long leaseholders of flats to apply for the right to manage. This enables leaseholders to acquire control of the management of their property. They may choose to manage it themselves or appoint managing agents. Leaseholders do not have to prove any fault by the landlord and the landlord’s consent is not required. In order to apply the qualifying criteria must be met. If you are interested in applying for this right and want to check whether you qualify please contact our landlord and tenant department.
There are strict rules surrounding the protection of tenancy deposits. Landlords who rent out their properties on an assured shorthold tenancy must comply with these rules or face severe penalties. Any deposit taken must be protected within 30 days of receiving it within one of the required schemes. The landlord must also provide all of the prescribed information to the tenant within 30 days of receipt of the deposit. For legal advice on this issue or assistance with related claims please contact our landlord and tenant department.