The UK residential property sector has been adversely affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and landlords and tenants may wonder where they stand.
To assist tenants and landlords, the Government has introduced several temporary changes to legislation and issued a lot of guidance that attempts to cover a number of scenarios.
However, many tenants and landlords are still likely to have queries, which is why our experienced team have put together a list of questions and answers to help you navigate the obligations and rights of all parties.
Frequently asked questions
- Can a person be evicted for not paying rent?
- Am I permitted to serve an eviction notice still?
- Are tenants legally required to still pay rent?
- My tenant is in arrears, what can I do?
- Is there any additional support for buy-to-let landlords who rely on rental income to pay a mortgage?
- Can I let an empty property and allow tenants to move in?
- Can I conduct check-ins and check-outs? How does this affect the return of deposits?
- Are property inspections still permitted?
- What if I need to perform repairs?
- Do I still have to meet tenants in person to perform a right to rent check?
- Can I still undertake gas safety checks?
- New electrical safety certificates were due to be introduced, are these still required?
- My energy performance certificate (EPC) is about to expire, should I renew it?