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Renting Out Your Home on Airbnb? Are You Sure You’re Entitled to Do So?

Renting Out Your Home on Airbnb? Are You Sure You’re Entitled to Do So?

Tenants should take professional advice before renting out their homes to short-term paying guests via Airbnb, Booking.com or other internet booking sites. In a case on point, a couple who failed to take that sensible step placed themselves in jeopardy by breaching the terms of

Landlords – Taking Possession Action is Fraught With Procedural Pitfalls!

Landlords – Taking Possession Action is Fraught With Procedural Pitfalls!

Launching possession proceedings against residential tenants is a serious matter and, in order to ensure fairness, landlords are bound to comply strictly with procedural rules when embarking on such a course. In a case on point, an obvious typographical error very nearly stymied a landlord’s

Landlords’ Rights to Access Tenanted Properties – Guideline Ruling

Landlords’ Rights to Access Tenanted Properties – Guideline Ruling

Most residential leases contain a standard covenant which requires tenants to give their landlords access to their homes for reasonable purposes, including repair and maintenance. As a matter of good manners, tenants are often asked to confirm that the date and time of such visits

Letting Out Property Without A Formal Tenancy Agreement Invites Trouble

Letting Out Property Without A Formal Tenancy Agreement Invites Trouble

Letting property to tenants on a handshake, without professional advice, is a recipe for trouble. That was certainly so in one High Court case, in which the absence of a professionally drafted tenancy agreement led to doubts as to whether the landlords or the tenants