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Oh dear! Bristol Council at it again! Last call to Bristol landlords! Act now!

Filed in Landlords by on 31st August, 2023 0 Comments
Oh dear! Bristol Council at it again!  Last call to Bristol landlords!  Act now!

The deadline for two licensing consultations expires shortly – 7 November. Act now to register your opinions. and while you are at it, why not ask Bristol City Council how they spend landlords’ money – can it really all be spent administering the schemes? If it is, there must be office blockloads of council staff […]

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Gove rows back on EPC deadline

Filed in Landlords by on 30th July, 2023 0 Comments
Gove rows back on EPC deadline

Well, it’s official! The government has announced that the requirement for private rented properties to achieve an EPC rating of ‘C’ has been scrapped along with a number of other climate change policies. There is a recognition that the financial pressures on landlords to achieve the ‘C’ rating’ would result in increased rents for tenants […]

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Sign the petition – student fixed term contracts

Filed in Landlords by on 18th June, 2023 0 Comments
Sign the petition – student fixed term contracts

I started a petition in a private capacity to retain fixed term tenancies for all students on 38degrees, which is a pressure group, and invite you to sign as well. Just follow the link below. Student misery from the Renters Reform Bill | 38 Degrees Also, making sure our MPs know what we feel about […]

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Renters Reform Bill released!!

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 15th May, 2023 0 Comments
Renters Reform Bill released!!

Details of the delayed Renters Reform Bill have now been published. The Renters Reform Bill is introduced by Government in this link (click here). Feel free to leave your comments on the ALL Wessex facebook page. In summary: The Renters (Reform) Bill is intended to improve the system for both the 11 million private renters […]

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Government consultation on council tax valuation of HMOs ends TONIGHT!!

Filed in Landlords by on 31st March, 2023 0 Comments
Government consultation on council tax valuation of HMOs ends TONIGHT!!

This consultation seeks views on the way that Homes in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in England are valued for council tax, and on proposed changes to that process to ensure that HMOs are banded as one property and have one council tax band, other than in exceptional circumstances. The proposal to banded as one property is […]

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Anti Social Behaviour – the government listens!

Filed in Landlords by on 30th March, 2023 0 Comments
Anti Social Behaviour – the government listens!

Following representations by many landlords and landlord groups including ALLWESSEX, the government has listened to our comments relating to the problems associated with tenants that behave in an anti social manner. There is now an action plan to tackle this problem – let’s hope it works! Follow the link; Action plan to crack down on […]

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New Fire Safety Regulations

Filed in Landlords by on 30th March, 2023 0 Comments
New Fire Safety Regulations

In the fallout from the Grenfell Tower disaster, new fire regulations have been published by the government that affect even smaller landlords with ordinary dwellings including HMOs. The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 will mainly affect landlords, building owners and managers, collectively known as “responsible persons”. The changes set out in the regulations are a […]

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Revised “How to Rent Guide” published by the government

Filed in Landlords by on 27th March, 2023 0 Comments
Revised “How to Rent Guide” published by the government

A revised “How to Rent Guide” has been issued by the government. Landlords MUST issue this at the start of any new tenancy or if it is renewed. We issue it when we protect the deposit. It forms part of the prescribed information landlords must issue, and if they do not, they will lose the […]

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Petition – Save Bristol Harbour Community

Filed in Landlords by on 9th February, 2023 0 Comments
Petition – Save Bristol Harbour Community

“Mooring and operational costs in Bristol Harbour are due to be increased by BCC in April, affecting residential and commercial boat owners. Not directly related to the Private Rented Sector, however, as landlords we are continually being criticised for increasing rental fees and resistance to rent controls, I felt this BBC News extract was an […]

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S24 Petition to government. See link below. Let’s see if we can get the numbers up to 100,000 to force a parliamentary debate!

Filed in Landlords by on 20th January, 2023 0 Comments
S24 Petition to government.  See link below.  Let’s see if we can get the numbers up to 100,000 to force a parliamentary debate!

Petitions (parliament.uk)https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/627785

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