s48 notice – no rent could be due!

Did you know?

If you do not give your tenant proper written notice of your address, the rent will not be due until you do!

Even if you have an informal arrangement with a family member or a friend to stay at your property, did you know that Section 48 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 requires a Landlord in England and Wales to give written notice of a postal address where they can be reached?

The address can be the landlord’s home or business address. It could even be the landlord’s estate agent. Unfortunately, the law has not yet caught up with modern technology and an email is unlikely to do.

A PO Box cannot be used either. You may have worked with a letting agent at the beginning of your tenancy but have since taken over management of the letting yourself. If there was a tenancy agreement, did it contain your address or the letting agent’s address? If the tenancy agreement contained your letting agent’s address, you will need to provide your tenant with your address.

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