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Bristol City Council release guide to PRS Fire Safety Standards

Filed in Bristol, Landlords by on 12th October, 2017 0 Comments
Bristol City Council release guide to PRS Fire Safety Standards

Bristol City Council have provided a basic guide to the fire precautions required in Privately Rented Properties. The standard includes all sizes of property, not just licensed HMOs’. Additionally, for landlords with properties in Bath & South Glos, as these Councils employ the same fire service, then these regulation will soon be coming your way! A […]

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Review of HMO Fire Standards by Bristol City Council

Filed in Bristol by on 16th April, 2017 0 Comments
Review of HMO Fire Standards by Bristol City Council

Although the details for the proposed extension to mandatory licensing are not currently known, Bristol City Council (BCC) have reviewed the fire standards for the existing mandatory licensing. Following discussions with Avon Fire & Rescue there have been some changes to the fire safety standards in properties requiring a Mandatory HMO Licence. To see if […]

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Bath and Bristol Councils’ plan blanket HMO Licensing across the cities

Filed in Bath, Bristol, Landlords by on 12th September, 2016 0 Comments
Bath and Bristol Councils’ plan blanket HMO Licensing across the cities

  Both Bath and Bristol are intent on introducing a blanket licensing scheme. Something that ALL Wessex will object to most strongly. Whilst we accept that some areas within Bristol and Bath may benefit from HMO Licensing we do not accept that it should be applied to a whole city. We are opposed to rogue […]

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NLA Wessex Extraordinary General Meeting Notice

Filed in Bath, Bristol, Landlords by on 12th February, 2016 0 Comments
NLA Wessex Extraordinary General Meeting Notice

Message from the NLA Wessex Chair – Rob Crawford. This is an important message inviting our Members to an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to be held on 3rd March 2016. Further details are available via the following link: NLA Wessex – EGM 3rd March 2016 This is an important meeting that will affect the future of […]

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BCC announce new discretionary licensing scheme

Filed in Bristol by on 3rd February, 2016 0 Comments
BCC announce new discretionary licensing scheme

At last night’s (2nd Feb 2016) Cabinet meeting, Mayor George Ferguson took the decision to create a new discretionary licensing scheme to include properties in Eastville and St George West. The two wards will now be declared as areas where rented properties require a licence under Part 2 and Part 3 of the Housing Act […]

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Agenda NLA Wessex Bristol Meeting 24th February 2016

Filed in Bristol by on 31st January, 2016 0 Comments
Agenda NLA Wessex Bristol Meeting 24th February 2016

NLA Wessex (Bristol) Branch Meeting BAWA Centre Filton, Bristol Wednesday 24th February 2016 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start to 9.30pm   Sponsored by:   Printable Copy – Bristol 24 Feb 2016 Welcome and Introduction by Rob Crawford, NLA Wessex Chairman.  The lettings market 5 minute overview: State of the current market Debbie Franklin with Ellie […]

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“There’s no place like home….”

Filed in Bristol by on 18th January, 2016 0 Comments
“There’s no place like home….”

Bristol City Council (BCC) pleas, “There’s no place like home…” in an advert contained within the latest NLA UKL magazine. This follows a similar plea from George Furguson, Mayor of Bristol, and Olly Alcock, BCC Accommodation Services Manager, during their recent Bristol Landlord’s Forum held on January 5th. Olly presented a revised set of expectations […]

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Bristol Landlord Forum – Special Meeting

Filed in Bristol by on 26th December, 2015 0 Comments
Bristol Landlord Forum – Special Meeting

Bristol City Council will be holding a Bristol Landlord Forum – Special Meeting on Tuesday 5 January from 6.30pm at Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol BS1 4BQ. At the meeting there will be an introduction from George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, to include: Support of Acorn’s Ethical Lettings Charter Launch of Private Renting Team new […]

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Avon & Somerset Police Burglary Advice

Filed in Bath, Breaking News, Bristol by on 21st September, 2015
Avon & Somerset Police Burglary Advice

We have been advised by Avon & Somerset Police that properties with front doors fitted with a paddle/stub exterior door handles and/or Euro locks are being targeted by burglars. The design of the paddle/stub handles is such that once the door is shut you cannot open the door again from the outside using the exterior […]

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Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Req’ts 1st October 2015

Filed in Bath, Bristol by on 4th September, 2015
Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Req’ts 1st October 2015

The new regulation requiring landlords to install smoke detectors in all private rental properties, and carbon monoxide detectors in rooms with solid fuel appliances having been stalled by the House of Lords is now back on!  Strangely with no amendments to the original version, the regulations must be complied with before 1st October 2015. The […]

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