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Welcome to Maxine Lester’s Landlord FAQs

Safety Obligations

There are a number of obligations and expectations on landlords when renting properties. To make life easier we have set out a summary of the key things you need to know.

Many issues are not explicit legal requirements, but considered good practice. It could be that you follow none of the good practice, with no apparent problem. The risk is that if there is a claim against you, or you are prosecuted, then you would have almost no defence if you failed to follow established good practice, particularly as most items can be addressed at very low cost. It is also likely that any insurance policy on your property will stipulate compliance with best practice, or make specific requirements, without which the insurer may not settle any claim.

Click here for  details about your safety obligations

Problem Tenants


A major concern for many landlords is tenants whio cause a problem, in particular where they are a nuisance to neighbours. We have set out a summary of the key issues to be concerned about and what steps can be taken.

Click here for details of how to handle problem tenants

End of Tenancy


The biggest concern for many landlords is not being able to get their property back from their tenants. Happily it is a rare problem if you choose your tenants well and properly maintain your side of the tenancy. There are also clearly defined steps to very successfully regain possession of your property, providing all the paperwork and legally required steps have been properly completed at the right time.

Click here for details of what happens if there is a problem gaining possession of your property.