Accidental Landlords

This term refers to anyone who became a landlord unintentionally. This can happen when, for example, a rented property is inherited.

Agreement Fee

This refers to the payment made to cover the costs of setting up a tenancy agreement.


ARLA is an abbreviation for the Association of Residential Letting Agents, now known as ARLA Propertymark. It is the most well-known industry body for letting agents in the UK and has over 9,000 members.


ARMA is an abbreviation for Association of Residential Managing Agents.


Rent arrears are amounts of money owed if rent is not paid on time. A tenant is said to be "one month in arrears" if their rent is one month late for instance


This term refers to the transfer of a right or interest in property from one person to another.


This term refers to a person a right or interest (see above) of a property is transferred to.


This term refers to a person who is transferring a right or interest of a property to another

Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST)

This refers to the default legal tenancy category in England and Wales usually given for six (6) months. The landlord is able to evict a tenant after this period.