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September 27, 2021

Notice periods from 1st October 2021

From 1 October 2021, notice periods will return to their pre-pandemic levels. The notice periods will be as follows: Section 21 – 2 months notice Section 8  – any of…

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July 26, 2021

How to rent guide – July 2021

The checklist for renting in England. Download the ‘how to’ guide below: Click here.

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March 30, 2021

EICR Deadline: 1st July 2020 / 1st April 2021

An Electrical Installation Condition Report must be acquired before the commencement of any new tenancy from 1st July 2020 or any tenancy renewal. The checks ensure that all electrical installations…

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December 10, 2020

How to rent guide – December 2020

The checklist for renting in England. Part of the How to Guides series. Download the ‘how to’ guide below: Click Here.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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