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Easing of External Wall System Fire Safety Checks

Filed in Landlords by on 13th November, 2020 0 Comments
Easing of External Wall System Fire Safety Checks

External Wall System Fire Safety Checks 17 November 2020 update – since writing this news article both the Government and RICS have eased the requirement of the EWS1 form assessment. In summary, unless the property has cladding, there is now no need for an EWS1 certificate. For more details see this article. It is recommended […]

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Possession and Eviction in the Covid-19 Environment!

Filed in Bath, Bristol, Landlords by on 26th March, 2020 0 Comments
Possession and Eviction in the Covid-19 Environment!

Updated 23rd Sept 2020 If you are one of the unfortunate landlords with tenants who you wish to seek possession from due to rent arrears or anti-social behaviour, We strongly sympathise with you. The process is now quite complicated and subject to change to suit the perceived requirements of the Covid-19 environment. The new regulations […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Useful Info for Landlords

Filed in Bath, Bristol, Landlords by on 23rd March, 2020 2 Comments
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Useful Info for Landlords

We have collated a number of links and some general information to help landlords keep on top of the Coronavirus situation. Hopefully, you will find this page of use during these challenging and sad times. News 5 June 2020 ref extension of eviction ban: After weeks of pressure from tenant campaigning groups to extend the […]

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New tougher electrical safety standards to protect private tenants

Filed in Landlords by on 2nd February, 2020 1 Comment
New tougher electrical safety standards to protect private tenants

Update 1 June 2020 – Guidelines for Landlords, Tenants and Local Authorities on the new Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 have today been released. Click here for a copy of the Guidelines. Point to note if you already have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR): “The 18th edition of […]

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Landlord Expo 26th Nov 2020

Filed in Landlords by on 21st January, 2020 0 Comments
Landlord Expo 26th Nov 2020

POSTPONED – the date of the Landlord Expo is now Thursday 26th November 2020 at the Exhibition & Conference Centre at the University of the West of England, assuming that Covid-19 is no longer a public risk. Why not join us at the Landlord Expo? Click here for more details. Note the revised times (11:00 – […]

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Council Tax Responsibility – Tenant or Landlord?

Filed in Landlords by on 4th September, 2019 0 Comments
Council Tax Responsibility – Tenant or Landlord?

If your tenant decides to leave before the tenancy term end date, who is legally responsible for paying the Council Tax up to that end date? Under the terms of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, many councils will bill the landlord in the hope that the landlord will pay, however, a recent Court of […]

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Rogue landlord database reform consultation

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 23rd July, 2019 0 Comments
Rogue landlord database reform consultation

This consultation is seeking views on widening access to the database to allow tenants and prospective tenants access to the database. To ensure that the database is a useful tool for local authorities and tenants, we are also seeking views on expanding the scope of offences and infractions which could lead to entries on the […]

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The end of no-fault Section 21 (Form 6a) Possession Notices!

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 15th April, 2019 2 Comments
The end of no-fault Section 21 (Form 6a) Possession Notices!

Update: 4th September, Esther McVey (Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government) with reference to their consultation on Overcoming the barriers to longer tenancies that sought views on the potential benefits of longer tenancies in the private rented sector. Read her response here. Update: 20 July 19: A new consultation “A new deal for renting: resetting […]

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Landlord & Tenant Rights and Responsibilities Guide

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 12th April, 2019 0 Comments
Landlord & Tenant Rights and Responsibilities Guide

The Government’s Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government has produced a guide for landlords and tenants so that landlords and tenants may understand their rights and responsibilities within the Private Rented Sector (PRS).  Click here to access the landlord & tenant guide. The guide has been produced to help both landlords and tenants. It […]

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HMRC’s MTD – Making Tax Difficult for Landlords!

Filed in Landlords by on 1st March, 2019 0 Comments
HMRC’s MTD – Making Tax Difficult for Landlords!

News Spring Budget ref MTD: Phillip Hammond, “The focus will be on supporting businesses to transition and the government will therefore not be mandating MTD for any new taxes or businesses in 2020”.  Essentially the introduction of MTD for Landlords and small businesses has been postponed further. There is not current introduction date. We will […]

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