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 

 

Landlords Handbook

Being a landlord can be challenging. Our landlord handbook is a compressive guide to what you need to know.

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How can I prevent rent arrears?

No landlord wants to end a tenancy, but what can you do of the tenants stops paying rent?

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What do I need to know about deposit protection?

Not protecting a deposit has some quite big knock on effects, here’s what you need to know.

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

This can cause all sorts of issues, but what can a landlord do if this happens?

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What happens to the tenancy if my tenant dies?

If a tenant sadly passes away mid tenancy, the tenancy itself does not simply stop, here’s what you need to know.

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What do I do if my tenant moves out and leaves their things behind?

Beside being left with a bill to clear, what does it mean for landlord if tenants leave thing behind?

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What do I need to do to comply with MEES?

Where can I view my EPC and what are the minimum standards?

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

If you take a deposit you should always have a inventory to support any disputes.

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How to use a Section 8 to end a tenancy

Evictions can be complicated, time consuming and costly so it is essential you get it right from the start.

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How to use a Section 21 to end a tenancy

There might be many reasons you need a property back, but its important to follow the correct procedure.

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

It is essential to take care if you think a tenant has left without telling you, here’s what you should know.

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What should I do if I think my tenant is subletting?

Should you agree to let your tenant sublet? What does that mean for the landlord? what are the pitfalls?

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What is the pre debt protocol?

If you want to pursue a tenant for arrears what should you do first? Find out what you need to know?

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

What information should I keep? How should it be stored? How long should I keep it?

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