Tag: landlord

Communication is key

COMMUNICATION IS KEY: “assumptions are the termites of relationships” (Henry Winkler) “the single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place” (George Bernard Shaw)   Click to download a PDF version of this article. COMMERCIAL PROPERTY – LANDLORD AND TENANT RELATIONSHIPS “Get out of Jail Free” Card? Most leases allow little …

What does Coronavirus mean for landlords and tenants?

To read this article about the Coronavirus impact on landlords and tenants as a PDF, please click here.     As a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak we are all now living in unprecedented times. Shops selling non-essential goods have been forced to close.  People have been instructed to stay at home.  So what does this …

An immigration reminder

Although this legislation was brought in on 1 February 2016, landlords need to be reminded that they must check the immigration status of their tenants or licencees. Landlords must check under the Immigration Act (sections 20-37 and Schedule 3) the status of prospective tenants and other authorised occupiers before a residential tenancy is entered into, …

Rent Reviews: Not to be disregarded

A landlord can only conduct a rent review if there is a rental review provision in the lease. In modern leases, reviews are around every three to five years. Negotiations over rent clauses are crucial because the landlord will have a different objective to the tenant as the provisions often only allow for increases in …