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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? 

News

  • Sep 12

    Letting Agent Fees

    This topic has been in the media spotlight over the last 12 months and will only intensify as politicians return after the summer break.  A private members bill is currently working its way through Parliament with one of the aims being to 'outlaw' letting agent fees from being charged to tenants. Although such a bill is unlikely to succeed, given the current political composition in Parliament, letting agents need to be aware that at some stage it may happen if a deal needs to be struck on other legislation which the Government is struggling to push through because of backbench rebels.   From limited research amongst some of our clients, tenant fees accounted for around 25% of the annual income, which if restricted could be the difference between surviving and closing shop.

  • 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.

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— Jacqui Courtier, Plymouth Homes, PLYMOUTH, Completing Possession Claims Online/EX/Apr16
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