Landlord Regulations

At Blue Crystal, we’ve been managing properties in West London for many years. We know that initially, you might be surprised to know that there are more legal steps involved when letting a property then selling it.
You don’t only have national rules and regulations: you also have the local ones. You need to know your rights and responsibilities as a landlord and your tenant’s ones.

For this reason, in this category archive, we aim to explain very clearly the main landlord regulations.

From the minute you sign a contract, your tenants will probably always call upon you to make repairs.
For this reason, in this category, we explain the main landlord regulations from your statutory repairing obligations. Also, we share tips on how to make sure that the tenants will make the eventual repairs to a certain standard.

Landlord Tenant Relationship

Landlord Tenant Relationship

Below are a few pointers to have a good landlord-tenant relationship: 1. Get off on the right foot Ideally make sure that you meet your tenant before they move in. Work on building rapport early on so you can develop mutual trust as time goes on. You don’t need to be...
Tenancies during Covid-19

Tenancies during Covid-19

Coronavirus and tenancy The Government provides protection to social and private tenants by delaying when landlords can start proceedings to evict tenants. The provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020, that increased the required notice period length, were initially due...
Recent Repossession Rules

Recent Repossession Rules

Repossession property rules New rules Coronavirus: repossessions are on hold The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said that mortgage lenders must not start or continue court action for repossession until at least 31 October. The government says landlords must...
Your responsibilities as a tenant

Your responsibilities as a tenant

What are your responsibilities as a tenant? As a tenant, you are expected to occupy the property in a ‘tenant-like’ manner. It’s an odd phrase. But what it means is that you should behave in a usual manner that a normal householder should do. For example, you should...
How to recover unpaid service charges

How to recover unpaid service charges

How to recover unpaid service charges The leaseholder is required by the terms of their lease to pay the service charges and ground rent as determined by their lease in advance of the anticipated year’s expenditure. Any non-payment will result in a breach of the...