Latest industry, court news and up to date changes in relevant legislation related to our services.

Tenant Fees Ban (England)

The Tenant Fees Ban came into force on 1st June 2019 and prevents landlords and letting agents from charging tenants a number of fees for new or renewal tenancies. We answer the main questions about the legislation. Read more

Government updates to the ‘How to Rent’ guide

The government updated the “How to Rent” guide on 17/01/2018. You can find a link to the new guide on this post. Landlords will be well aware by now of the requirement to provide the current version of the guide to their tenant(s) at the beginning of a tenancy (or an existing tenancy which was renewed post implementation). Read more

Kearns landlord referral scheme

At Kearns Solicitors, our specialist landlord team are experts at helping landlords deal with problem tenants. We take care of everything from issuing a possession notice to handling evictions.

Many of our clients come to us via referrals from happy customers, so we’ve decided to introduce a referral scheme to thank them. Now when you refer another landlord to Kearns, you and the referral will be both eligible for £50 off your fees.
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Time to Get Alarmed

Landlords are now required to have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed in their rented properties, with the prospect of hefty fines for a failure to do so. We outline what is expected of you and provide sources of further information to ensure that you avoid fines. Read more

Right to Rent Requirements

As part of the Government’s objective to prevent illegal immigrants from accessing our finite housing stock, it has introduced new “right to rent” requirements. The requirements are also designed to help ensure that people who do not have the right to be in the UK are prevented from establishing a settled life here. Landlords who breach this prohibition will be subject to a civil penalty. Read more