Landlord Regulations and Legislation with Mashroom
Keeping on top of the latest rules and regulations is vital as a landlord, as if you’re not legally compliant – you could face huge fines or even jail time
Join Mashroom and our host of experts to learn everything you need to know about your legal obligations, including:
- Section 21 vs Section 8. What does the loss of Section 21 really mean for landlords? How can you utilise Section 8?
- Rent Arrears. What are your legal rights regarding rent arrears? What are the first steps you should take?
- Dispute Resolution. How do you handle disputes, should you face them? How can you protect yourself before they happen?
Why do landlords need to know about their legal obligations?
If you don’t understand your legal obligations, you could quickly find yourself in hot water! Knowing what you need to have in place legally will save you from fines or even possibly jail time in the future.
But it’s not just about ensuring that your EICR and Gas Safety certificate are in place and up-to-date, you also need to know what to do if a worst-case scenario pops up, like rent arrears or dealing with damage after a tenant has left.
A good tenant doesn’t turn into a bad tenant overnight, so really what you should be doing is working with them and trying to understand the circumstances. If they’re genuine and transparent, then it will work its way out.Paul Shamplina, The Rising Risk of Rent Arrears with Paul Shamplina
How do landlords stay up-to-date with changes in legal obligations?
We’ve been talking about the loss of Section 21 for a while now, so be sure to follow Mashroom and we’ll let you know when it actually happens! We’ll also let you know about updates regarding the Renters (Reform) Bill and the latest licensing news so you don’t have to scour the news for what affects you!