Being a landlord can be a rewarding profession, but it is hard work.  Even when your tenancies are going well, changes to legislation will keep you on your toes.  We hope that you find our landlord quick guides answer your questions, but if you want to talk to a member of the team please contact us on (0191) 277 1438 or email us at privaterentedservice@newcastle.gov.uk 

IMPORTANT: the COVID Act has made some important changes to landlords and tenants rights and responsibilities during the COVID period, please be sure to check the most up to date guidance here.

What is a deposit and what do I need to know about deposit protection?

What is a deposit and why would I take one? Most private landlords require a deposit from tenants to hold …

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What happens if a tenant gives notice but doesn’t leave?

The tenant doesn’t leave when they are supposed to? Usually when a tenant wants to leave a property, they give …

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What happens to the tenancy if my tenant dies?

There are only two thing that you can be certain of in life, death and taxes; and a landlord will …

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What do I do if my tenant leave, but leaves their things behind?

Moving to a new house can be a stressful time, and the hand over between landlord and tenant can be …

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What is a inventory and what should I include in one?

A property will never be in the same condition at the end of a tenancy as it was when it …

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What is the pre debt protocol?

The Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims came into force on 1st October 2017 and applies to any business seeking to …

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What is GDPR and what does it mean for my business?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced on 25th May 2018, and if you are a landlord or agent …

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How to use a Section 8 to end a tenancy

IMPORTANT: the COVID Act has made some important changes to landlords and tenants rights and responsibilities during the COVID period, please …

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How to use a Section 21 to end a tenancy

IMPORTANT: the COVID Act has made some important changes to landlords and tenants rights and responsibilities during the COVID period, please …

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What to do if you think you’re property has been abandoned

If you believe that your tenant has left the property or has taken a tenancy elsewhere this does not mean …

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A landlords guide to dealing with subletting

Most private landlords will have a clause in their tenancy agreement that advises that subletting is either not allowed, or …

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A guide to managing rent arrears

Unfortunately, there are many circumstances that can lead to a tenant falling behind on their rent.  Landlords will understand that …

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