Supreme Court ruling on responsibilities of ‘rent-to-rent’ companies

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court has cleared established who is responsible for licensing a rental property, where the property is subject to 'Rent to rent'.

In the case of of Rakusen v Jepsen, the landlord, Mr Rakusen, agreed to let a flat to a rent-to-rent company and while the property requi...

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1 Comment

  1. Rodney Townson

    A rare example of common sense being shown by the courts.

    While this is a useful decision which helps clarify liability, rent to rent is not the low risk option it is made out to be.
    Landlords considering rent to rent should thoroughly check the renter both financially and operationally to ensure they are capable of meeting the required compliance as well as their rent and maintenance obligations.

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