Is this you?
- You need a tenancy agreement - but you can't understand the ones you've seen because they're stuffed full of long words and lawyers talk
- You need advice on a tenancy issue but people keep giving you conflicting information
- Your tenants aren't paying the rent and you're panicking - you don't know what to do & you're losing money fast
- You need to need to evict your tenants, but you can't afford to use solicitors
- You'd like to do things yourself but are worried about making a mistake
- You are very unhappy with your letting agent and don't know how to deal with them
- You want somewhere reliable where you can get forms and one to one advice when you need it
(These are just a few of the reasons why landlords join, and remain with, Landlord Law.)
Landlord Law can help
Your website was a most valuable resource for all matters relating to our tenancies and the response time from yourself for any questions posted on the site was nothing short of heroic.
If anyone is reading this and considering whether or not to join up to Landlord Law, think no more , just get your hand in your pocket and you will not regret a penny of it.Richard Devlin Landlord
Tenancy Agreements include:
- Standard Assured Shorthold Tenancy (incl guarantee)
- Tenancy for a room in a shared house (eg HMO)
- Resident landlord tenancy agreement
- Tenancy agreements where the landlord pays the bills
- Special AST agreements for student lets
- Tenancy agreement renewal form
Information articles include:
- Articles explaining the different types of tenancy
- Guidance on serving documents
- Tenancy Deposit Prescribed Information
- Guidance on attending Court Hearings
- Tenants leaving early and changing tenants
- Guide for landlords on abandonment of properties
- Right to Rent checklist (with guidance)
- Deposit prescribed information form
- Rent increase form
- Possession Notices - section 21, section 8 & notice to quit
- Deed of Guarantee
- Tenants information form
Standard Letters include:
- Letters to tenants in arrears of rent
- Notice of landlords address under s48
- Letter to HB office when tenant over 8 weeks in arrears
- Letter notifying tenant of a new landlord
- Letter confirming surrender agreement
- Tenants letter of authority to Housing Benefit Office
This is just a small selection of the information content and forms available to you as a Landlord Law member ...
Some answers to questions often asked by landlords:
Can 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.
If 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
Do I have to sign up for a whole year?
No. Only if you join as an annual member. If you join as a monthly member then you can cancel your membership after one month of you want, or after several months or remain as a long term monthly member. It is up to you.
Do 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.
Can 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
Do 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. Landlords are advised to speak to their accountants for tax advice.
Do you offer a membership service for businesses?
Yes, if you have several staff members who will need to use the site, there is our multi user membership. You can read about this >> here (the page will open in a new tab or window)
Can 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)
Does 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.
Do you give free advice to members?
Annual members get a free telephone advice call with Tessa Shepperson and all members can ask Tessa ‘quick questions’ in the members forum area. However apart from this, ‘one to one’ advice is a paid extra service.
If you wake up in the night worrying about a tricky landlord & tenant related problem and can't sleep - 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.
Note - are you just looking to evict your tenant? Why not try our >> Eviction Special membership?
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?
"I just want to buy a tenancy agreement - I don't want all the other stuff"
Fair enough, but remember that renting a property to a tenant involves much more than just giving them a tenancy agreement. Rented property is a heavily regulated area and you need to know what you need to do -and do it! (Or you can be sued and/or prosecuted). Landlord Law can help by telling you what you need to do, and giving you the resources and the forms that you need to do it. Plus I am around on the forum to answer any questions you may have.
"£20 per month is quite a lot of money"
You don’t have to stay a member if you don’t want to – you can cancel after just one month if you like. Or join for one month to see how you like the service and then upgrade later (the +plus membership is more economic long term). Quite a few people do that. 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 and you are given a link to click which will end the membership now and tell use to 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.
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