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Training for Professionals are the largest provider of lettings legislation training across England and Wales. We aim to help and support Letting Agents and Landlords alike with advice on how best to navigate the constantly changing property management landscape. Whether it’s through training courses, consultancy, or model documentation, TFP aim to make property management safer, easier, more compliant and cost effective.Want to know more? 

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  • Aug 02

    New Council Tax Liability Judgement

    The judgement on the Leeds City Council V Broadley EWHC 2016 case was released last week. This High Court decision relates to the “person” deemed liable for council tax, when the property is physically unoccupied but a periodic tenancy still remains in force.  The court decision clarifies the position about which party, either landlord or tenant, holds the 'material interest' and is therefore liable for council tax. 
    The Judge agreed with the reasoning behind the landlords defence and held that the 'wording' of the agreement still allowed for the council to pursue the tenants for council tax even though they were no longer resident.  The importance of the fixed term then continuing as a monthly periodic was the key to the landlord succeeding.  Unlike a statutory periodic tenancy, a 'continuation' periodic tenancy after the initial fixed removes the risk of a landlord being liable for council tax when a tenant leaves physically earlier than the legal ending of the tenancy itself. For those who subscribe to the TFP tenancy agreement pack, you will be pleased to know that our agreements have been constructed in such a way since 2013, therefore protecting your landlords from liability in situations as described. 

  • Jul 13

    Edwards V Kumarasamy – Supreme Court Decision

    Earlier this morning, the Supreme Court overturned a Court of Appeal decision that decided a landlord was liable to compensate his tenant for injuries caused by tripping over a communal paving stone in disrepair taking into account Section 11 (1a) of the Landlord and  Tenant Act 1985.   The Supreme Court overturned the decision on the point that the communal paving stone did not form part of the “exterior of the property”. they also decided that even if the path had been part of the exterior for section 11 to be invoked, the landlord was required to receive notice of such disrepair.  We are currently digesting the full transcript of the decision and will release a more detailed response in the coming days.

  • Jul 01

    The Brexit Effect

    The vote to leave the EU will have very little effect, if any, on English and Welsh Housing Law as these are enshrined in the relevant countries own laws.  One area where there may be some more volatility is consumer protection i.e. between landlord and agent, as these are borne out of EU directives.  Obviously until Article 50 is invoked and we have some idea of the discussion taking place between the UK and the EU, the status quo still remains.

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