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Section 21(1) Possession Notice Period is now 3 Months

Filed in Bath, Bristol, Landlords by on 26th March, 2020 0 Comments
Section 21(1) Possession Notice Period is now 3 Months

Landlords with renting to tenants under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement are now required to serve three months (not two as previously legislated) notice for a no-fault eviction. The Housing Act 1988 section 21(1) Form 6A has been changed to reflect new legislation which came into force on 26 March 2020 and should be used […]

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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. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 Consolidated_Landlord_and_Tenant_Guidance_COVID_and_the_PRS_v4.2 Government Covid-19 Guidance for Landlords and Tenants 30th March  PM Boris […]

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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

Looking for an Electrician near you? Click here. Responses to questions received since our posting of the NAPIT Guide Firstly, I can confirm that the legislation has now been released as a statutory instrument. Regulations apply in England to all new specified tenancies from 1st July 2020 and all existing specified tenancies from 1st April […]

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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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Requirement for Letting Agents to belong to a Client Money Protection Scheme

Filed in Landlords by on 25th February, 2019 0 Comments
Requirement for Letting Agents to belong to a Client Money Protection Scheme

“The Client Money Protection (CMP) Schemes for Property Agents (Req’t to belong to a Scheme etc.) Regulations 2018” comes into force in 1st April 2019.  The act requires that all Letting and Property Management Agents join a Government approved CMP Scheme. Approximately 60% of agents are already registered with a CMP scheme provider, however, some […]

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