Landlord Law for Advisors

For housing advisors wanting a reliable resource to help with their job …

People come to you for advice - but you need to be sure that the advice you give them is correct!

Your organisation may have limited funding available for training - yet you need to have up to date information.

Landlord Law can help, you can look things up quickly when you need it, and ask about those 'tricky situations' in the forum

A years membership for around the cost of one days training - thats good value!

Tessa Shepperson

Landlord Law was conceived, written and devised, for you, by specialist landlord & tenant lawyer Tessa Shepperson

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Got a landlord / tenant problem where you're not sure what the answer is?  Lets look at it together ...

Here are some of the services you will have at your fingertips as a Landlord Law member:

  • FAQ

    Answers to common questions writen in an easy no nonsense style

  • Articles

    More ‘in depth’ analysis of those tricky areas of law and practice

  • Documents

    Find precedents for most of the common landlord & tenant document types

  • Members forum

    Ask  me (Tessa) quick questions on the things that bother you

  • The Tenancy Trail

    Check your clients tenancy type – or whether they have a tenancy at all

  • Video help

    Explanatory videos & footage from our Conferences (+plus members only)

  • Legal cases

    Find case law relevant to the PRS + links to BAILII & other online reports

  • Telephone help

    Pay extra telephone advice available – or  join as an annual +plus member & get one free

Explore some of the special features of Landlord Law by clicking the + sign on the boxes below :

The Rent Arrears Action Plan +

The Rent Arrears Action Plan

Detailed guidance to help you advise landlords whose tenants are in arrears of rent.  Includes

  • Draft letters and forms
  • Explanations of the relevant laws
  • Possession notices – discussed in context
  • How to draft a schedule of arrears for Court
  • Checklists
  • Video guidance (+plus members only)

If their tenants still fail to pay, you can then use the DIY Eviction Guide (+plus members only)

Help your landlord clients deal with this difficult and stressful situation effectively

Letting agent dismissal guide +

The Letting Agent Dismissal Guide

This is a guide for landlords experiencing problems with their letting agents and goes through the various applicable law and options available to them.  If YOUR landlord clients have this problem the guide will help you with:

  • The agency contract – the things you need to look for
  • Common situations and what to do about them
  • Agents commission – are they entitled to it?
  • Whether the landlord is entitled to end the agreement now and if so how to do it

As disputes vary widely this guide cannot cover ALL situations but you will find it very helpful.

The guide does not cover the tenants point of view but it will still provide useful background information if you are advising tenants

Help your landlord clients understand their legal rights and the remedies available to them if they have problems with their letting agents

Tenancy Agreements +

Tenancy Agreement Guidance

As an adviser, you will probably not need to use our tenancy agreements service - but you may  need help in interpreting tenancy agreements.

We have a huge amount of information about tenancy agreements on Landlord Law including:

  • FAQ on various topics
  • A detailed article on unfair terms
  • Our 'Which Tenancy Agreement' Guide
  • Not to mention our tenancy agreements themselves

You can also pop a question on the forum if you have any issues regarding the interpretation of your customer's tenancy agreements.

Help your clients understand their tenancy agreements and the validity of tenancy agreement clauses

Training Services +

Training services

Most months we will arrange for a training webinar with a housing specialist.  The webinar will be on an important area of law and practice and will be recorded.  So if you miss the webinar you will be able to view it later in the training section.

There are also the following training discounts for members:

  • 20% discount coupon for our annual Landlord Law Conference
  • 10% general discount for Easy Law  Training events and online products

Note that these coupons cannot be used in conjunction with other offers and places at events are subject to availability.

Make sure you are up to date with the law with our training services!

Which Possession Proceedings Trail +

The Which Possession Proceedings Trail

Find out by question and answer what to do in any given situation – allowing you to provide this advice to YOUR clients

You will be presented with a series of questions – just answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ as appropriate to be guided to the right answer for the situation.

Its almost like having Tessa sitting next to you!

Use this guide to help you advise your landlord clients on the best course of action if they want to evict their tenants

Possession notices & other forms +

Possession notices & other forms

We have the standard possession notices on the site which are created using our ‘document generator’ service, together with covering letters.

We also have guidance on service of notices.  Our notices have been used in countless repossession claims and ‘work’.

We also have a number of other useful letters and forms including:

  • A letter of authority for housing benefit tenants
  • A section 48 notice
  • A notice of increase of rent
  • Notifications regarding meter reading

We will usually add a notice or form on request – many of our current forms are there as a result of member feedback

Use these forms and precedents to draft documents for YOUR clients

DIY Eviction Guide +

The DIY Eviction Guide

Detailed guidance on the eviction procedure including:

  • Section 21 claims
  • Rent arrears claims
  • Unregulated / common law tenancies

Guidance includes:

  • Things landlords need to consider before they start
  • How to fill in the forms (with pictures)
  • What happens next
  • Attending Court (where necessary)
  • Avoiding problem situations
  • Instructing the Court Bailiffs

There is also an advocacy service available for landlords bringing claims as litigants in person so they can have a professional advocate attend at court and address the Judge on their behalf  for a payment of £144

100′s of landlords have used our DIY Guide to evict their tenants.  One to one support available if you need it.

Use this to advise you landlord clients and also to understand the system so you can advise tenant clients what to expect

Monthly Newsletter +

Monthly Newsletter

When you join you will automatically be signed up to our monthly newsletter as part of your service.  This will:

  • Notify you of new recent new content on Landlord Law
  • Keep you informed of any changes in the law that you need to know about
  • Notify you of any new products and services and any special offers which may be of interest to you.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time (although it is not recommended)

Keep yourself informed with our regular Newsletter

Answers to some 'frequently asked questions':

  • q-iconCan you tell me a bit more about your credentials?

    I qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and ran my own specialist landlord & tenant law firm, TJ Shepperson, for nearly 20 years.  I closed this in 2013 to concentrate on Landlord Law and my separate training business.  I am fairly well respected in the industry.

  • q-iconIf I need to cancel, what do I do?

    You can cancel and get a full refund provided you let us know within 30 days of first joining as a member.  Refunds after that are at our discretion. You can also get a full refund if you notify us within 7 days of your recurring payment

  • q-iconDoes your service cover Scotland and Northern Ireland?

    No, those areas have different legal systems.  Neither do we cater for landlords elsewhere, eg in American or Australia (apart from ex pat landlords) .  This site is only relevant for property in England & Wales UK.

  • q-iconDo you deal with commercial property & long leases?

    We specialise in short residential tenancies, for example assured shorthold tenancies, and so we do not cover shops and offices or leases of over 7 years.  Neither do we cover agricultural tenancies. However our associated solicitors Anthony Gold can advise in these areas.

  • q-iconCan you act as my solicitor, for example in evicting tenants?

    If you need a solicitor, housing specialists Anthony Gold are associated with Landlord Law and will be happy to act for you.  As I closed my law firm in 2013, I no longer take on solicitors work, although I still provide some ‘one to one’ advice services to members

  • q-iconDo you give tax advice?

    This is a site for legal information and so does not cover tax advice.  Neither can we offer any financial services. Customers are advised to speak to their accountants for tax advice.

  • q-iconDo you offer a membership service for businesses?

    Yes, if you have several staff members who will need to use the site, there is our Premium membership.  You can read about this >> here (the page will open in a new tab or window)

  • q-iconCan I see your terms and conditions?

    Yes, Landlord Law membership is subject to the terms and conditions you will find >> here (the page will open in a new tab or window)

If you wake up in the night worrying about a tricky landlord & tenant related problem - most times you will find the answer on Landlord Law.

If not - pop a question on the members forum - I try to answer questions within 24 hours.

Take a look at what some of our members have to say about Landlord Law:

Almost always instant response to queries / comments - prepared to go that 'extra mile'. Value for money

Chris Freeman Local Authority Housing Asvisor

Tessa’s Landlord-Law is one of only three providers of services that I reference in my own book. That’s because she is good and really knows her stuff

David Lawrenson Author and property expert

Are you ready to join now or are you not sure?

If you are ready to join - scroll down.  If you are not sure - is it because of one of the following?

  • "We already belong to another organisation"

    If you advising customers you cannot have too many sources of help and guidance!  Plus, this site is specifically for legal issues.  Tessa has been practising law and advising property professionals for over 20 years.

  • "£20 per month is quite a lot of money"

    You don’t have to stay a member – you can cancel after just one month.  Or join for one month to see how you like the service and then upgrade later (the +plus membership is more economic long  term).  But monthly membership is under £0.67p per day – which is not a lot for peace of mind …

  • "I'm worried about the recurring payment - will I be able to stop it?"

    When you join as a monthly member our third welcome email tells you exactly how to cancel your membership now and cancel the  recurring payments.  If you join as a +Plus member you will be sent an email with the cancel link a week before your membership is due to renew.  If for any reason the payment still goes out – contact me (Tessa Shepperson) and I will refund it and cancel your membership manually.

  • "I really just want some telephone advice"

    If you >> click here this will take you to a page which you can sign up for our non members telephone advice service – you get a free month of Landlord Law thrown in too!  Or why not join as an annual +Plus member?  You will then get a free telephone advice with me, Tessa Shepperson, as part of your membership entitlement.

Remember also that  you can cancel at any time during the first 30 days after purchase under our no quibble money back guarantee.

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Standard Membership
£20per month
  • Unlimited use of our tenancy agreement templates - there are over 25 of them!
  • Unlimited use of our possession notices
  • Unlimited use of the other letters and forms
  • Rent Arrears Action Plan – help from day 1
  • Guide for landlords wanting to dismiss their letting agents
  • Numerous FAQ, articles and guides
  • Ask Tessa questions in the forum
  • Monthly Newsletter
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Get access to the main Landlord Law features at an affordable monthly fee - payment by credit card only

+Plus Membership
£180per year
  • All the standard members features plus:
  • “Do it Yourself’ Eviction Kit – save money and get it right
  • Unlimited use of our video library
  • Access our tenant content too – helpful for advisors
  • Choose whether to join as an annual member (£180) or for six months only (£96)
  • One FREE telephone advice with Tessa Shepperson - annual members only
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Premium Membership
£1,800per year
  • Get peace of mind with our top level service
  • 12 telephone advice calls pa
  • Introductory 'getting to know you' online training session
  • 8 valuable bonus items
  • Generous discounts on training with Easy Law Training Ltd
  • Up to 3 extra accounts for staff members
  • All the standard and +Plus member benefits
  • Suitable for small to medium businesses needing extra support
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