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Housing Court Consideration: Call for Evidence!

Filed in Landlords by on 13th November, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Court Consideration: Call for Evidence!

New Housing Court – call for evidence: Open Consultation To access the consultation paper click here. Description If you are a landlord or property professional that has suffered from the current inefficient and costly court process whilst, for example, evicting tenants or making deposit claims etc, then please do share your experience and complete the consultation […]

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General Data Protection Regulation Check List

Filed in Landlords by on 8th November, 2018 0 Comments
General Data Protection Regulation Check List

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have released a compliance check list. The check list is designed for sole traders, however, it is also relevant to private landlords. Going through the check list will help you understand what is required of you by the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and whether […]

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Private Tenant – Right to Buy Report

Filed in Landlords by on 24th October, 2018 0 Comments
Private Tenant – Right to Buy Report

The Government is considering the introduction of a private sector  “right-to-buy” scheme for private rented sector tenants who have rented the same property for a minimum term of three years. Proposed by think tank “Onward”, their “Make a House a Home Report” suggests that Capital Gains Tax is scrapped and a gain share scheme is […]

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Gas Safe Checks – Boilers & Flues Amendments

Filed in Landlords by on 22nd October, 2018 0 Comments
Gas Safe Checks – Boilers & Flues Amendments

On 6th April 2018 amendments to The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 came into force. Of interest to landlords is the provision under section 6 Article 36(A)(1) relating to boiler and flues annual checks. The amendment provides flexibility to landlords in permitting gas boiler and flue annual checks to be conducted two months in […]

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Changes – do you need a Licence?

Filed in Landlords by on 6th July, 2018 1 Comment
Changes – do you need a Licence?

Do you need a licence for your rental property? The rules are changing and will be extant from 1st October 2018, by which time qualifying landlords will need to have applied for a licence! If you may have five or more unrelated tenants forming more two or more households in a property, irrespective of the […]

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Longer Tenancies in the PRS

Filed in Landlords by on 3rd July, 2018 0 Comments
Longer Tenancies in the PRS

We are encouraging landlords to respond to this consultation. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government are seeking views and comments on overcoming the barriers to landlords offering longer tenancies in the private rented sector (PRS). The government is committed to increasing security for tenants in the private rented sector while balancing landlords’ needs […]

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Mendip District Council Enforcement Policy

Filed in Landlords by on 30th June, 2018 0 Comments
Mendip District Council Enforcement Policy

For the attention of landlords with property in Mendip of Somerset area. Mendip District Council would like your views on their proposed new enforcement policy. Survey available at www.mendip.gov.uk/pshconsultation The policy explains how they will work closely with landlords, home owners and residents and yet take robust enforcement action against those who don’t follow the […]

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Even Newer Government’s “How to Rent Guide” July 2018

Filed in Landlords by on 27th June, 2018 2 Comments
Even Newer Government’s “How to Rent Guide” July 2018

Again….! A New (July) “How to Rent Guide”  (July 2018) just released today with no notice only days after the June 2018 edition! Beggars belief, who is running this show? The title of the cover page has changed from the 29th June 2018 edition.   Note that the pdf file name is the same, so please […]

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Bristol Landlord Expo 2018

Filed in Bristol, Landlords by on 10th June, 2018 0 Comments
Bristol Landlord Expo 2018

This will be the eighteenth annual Landlord Expo, so we hope you will join us in celebrating this achievement. The Expo has gone from strength to strength and is seen as the event to attend for landlords in the West Country and beyond. Click here for more details. The Association of Local Landlords (Wessex) will be […]

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EU General Data Protection Regulation Course for PRS Landlords

Filed in Landlords by on 30th April, 2018 2 Comments
EU General Data Protection Regulation Course for PRS Landlords

Unfortunately despite a successful GDPR course on 6th June, our course planned for 19th June is under-subscribed and has been cancelled. In response to frequent requests from our members, the Association of Local Landlords (Wessex) are pleased to announce the following EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) training. As far as we are aware, this […]

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