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February 3, 2020

New Regulations For Electrical Standards

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 will apply to new tenancies from 1st July 2020 and to existing tenancies from 1st April 2021. The…

January 6, 2020

All change: Five new pieces of legislation to hit landlords in 2020

MARCH: Extension of Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act Under the Fitness for Human Habitation Act landlords can be forced to carry out improvement works to their properties and be…

June 6, 2019

Tenant Fee Ban 1st June 2019

Deposit – to be capped at 5 weeks rent if annual rent under £50,000 per year. Tenancy Renewal – if tenancy renewed after 01/06/2019, any deposit currently held, which equates…

September 20, 2018

Mandatory HMO Licensing – major changes from 1st October 2018

The changes will require landlords who let a property to five or more tenants forming two or more households to apply to their local authority for a licence, irrespective of…

July 10, 2018

How to rent guide

When issuing your tenancy agreements, it is more important now, than it has been previously that you make sure you are giving the tenants up-to-date copies of various documents. Amongst…

February 21, 2018

EPC Rules

As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to normally have a minimum energy performance rating of…

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