How Landlord Law can help tenants

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TenantsTenants!  Do you know what your legal rights are? Do you know how to enforce them?

No? You need Landlord Law!
Landlord Law is written and run by Tessa Shepperson, a lawyer specialising in residential landlord and tenant law.  See below a list of your tenants rights, and what we can do to help.  Some are available right now, without becoming a  member.

  • Landlord Law will give you the confidence to do things yourself,
  • the self respect which comes from standing up for your rights, and
  • peace of mind, knowing that the site is here for you 24/7.

"Using the advice I got from my Landlord Law tenant subscription, I was able to save £2,000 in a dispute with a landlord who wasn't entitled to the money he was claiming.  The subscription is the best £15 I've spent all year!"  Iain Gray, Tenant

(See our >> price comparison guide for membership prices)

Your right: to information about your tenancy and landlord

How we can help:

  • Explaining what you are entitled to - >> see our tips now!
  • The Tenants Big Book - detailed guidance at your fingertips
  • Our letters service - you can generate a letter addressed to your landlord - then just print it off and send it out!

Your right: to have a fair tenancy agreement, which complies with the consumer legislation

How we can help:

  • Information about the sort of clauses which might be invalid under the law
  • Guidance on how to complain, plus our letters service

Your right: to have your tenancy deposit protected in a scheme

How we can help:

  • Extensive information on the tenancy deposit schemes and when they apply >> read our tips now!

Your right: to be charged fairly for rent

How we can help:

  • Guidance on when you can challenge your rent >> read our tips now!
  • Forms you can use to challenge your rent in the Residential Property Tribunal (when this right is available)
  • Letters you can send to your landlord if your rent has been wrongly increased

NB - See also our >> list of credit unions which will accept housing allowance payments

Your right: to live in a safe property in decent condition

How we can help:

  • Extensive information about tenants rights
  • Preliminary guidance on bringing a claim
  • A questionnaire/checklist to help if you decide to bring a claim
  • Our referral services which you can use to find a solicitor to act for you

Your right: to make deductions /set off from your rent (sometimes)

How we can help:

  • Guidance on when you can do this
  • Tips and help on doing it correctly
  • Letters for you to use

Your right: to live in your property without interference

How we can help:

  • A detailed explanation of your tenants rights (including >> this article here)
  • Read our tips now!
  • Letters you can use, for example to ask your landlord to stop coming in without your permission
  • Guidance on what to do if your landlord tries to evict you unlawfully

Your right: to stay in your property until evicted properly through the courts

How we can help:

  • Detailed guidance on tenants rights and the eviction process >> read our tips now!
  • Examples of the possession notices and forms so you can see what they look like

We also have lots of information on :

  • Signing up for a property – what to watch out for!
  • Shared houses and flats – tenants rights and responsibilities
  • HMOs
  • The court system
  • Letting agents
  • Ending tenancies

PLUS – members can ask questions and discuss problems in our online discussion forums.
There is also a fixed fee advice service where you can get a written opinion about your problem from a solicitor for £95.

See our >> Services Guide for a rice comparison, or

Join now using the link below:

(if you are an advisor and need an annual membership >> click here):

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