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North Somerset Review of Housing Conditions

Filed in Landlords by on 17th January, 2018 0 Comments
North Somerset Review of Housing Conditions

Landlords with properties in Weston-super-Mare (WSM) must think strategically or beneficial opportunities to work with North Somerset Council (NSC) on an alternative to Additional Licensing may be lost! This evenings “Private Sector Housing Forum” included a detailed presentation by NSC’s Lisa Osborn. Lisa presented a “Review of Housing Conditions” within the region. Two options on […]

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HMRC – Landlords under tax reporting scrutiny! Consultation.

Filed in Landlords by on 18th December, 2017 0 Comments
HMRC – Landlords under tax reporting scrutiny! Consultation.

HMRC Consultation Document “Tackling the Hidden Economy” 8th December 2017. Closing on 2nd March 2018. The consultation, in regard of the Private Rented Sector (among others) is open to comments from individual Landlords and Businesses. This consultation proposes ‘conditionality’ measures to tackle the hidden economy. Essentially this means non-compliance with tax reporting (not submitting a […]

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Landlords’ Guide to Electrical Safety

Filed in Landlords by on 6th December, 2017 0 Comments
Landlords’ Guide to Electrical Safety

We are often contacted with questions relating to the safety of landlord supplied electrical appliances. The attached “Landlords’ Guide to Electrical Safety” document has been produced specific to rented property and should contain answers to most questions. For landlords who conduct their own Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) or those who wish to know more detail, […]

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Budget Summary Autumn 2017

Filed in Landlords by on 23rd November, 2017 0 Comments
Budget Summary Autumn 2017

Prospects for growth, especially for productivity have been downgraded, but the Chancellor was bullish in his forecasts for investment and the Government’s intention to sort out the slow pace of house building in the UK. A few non-tax comments of note were: Unemployment at its lowest rate since 1975. Chancellor is providing an extra £3bn […]

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Shelter autumn budget submission

Filed in Landlords by on 20th November, 2017 0 Comments
Shelter autumn budget submission

The charity Shelter has submitted recommendations for the autumn budget.  Recommendations include an increase in Local Housing Allowance rates to match rents charged within the private rented sector, a request for the budget to honour the Conservative manifesto commitment to reform compulsory purchase and to follow through on proposed changes to the National Policy Framework. […]

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Landlord Legal Update by Burroughs Day Solicitors

Filed in Landlords by on 24th October, 2017 0 Comments
Landlord Legal Update by Burroughs Day Solicitors

Our legal sponsor Burroughs Day Solicitors has invited members of the Association of Local Landlords (Wessex) to attend a Landlords Legal Update.  It is important that landlords remain current and this update will cover more than we can deliver at our regular meetings. Attendance for members is free and will take place at Burroughs Day […]

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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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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Filed in Landlords by on 11th September, 2017 0 Comments
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU).  UK organisations (including landlords) will still need to be compliant after BREXIT. GDPR is applicable […]

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Fire Door Safety

Filed in Landlords by on 9th September, 2017 0 Comments
Fire Door Safety

Fire Door Safety Week – are your fire doors safe?? Following the awful tragedy at Grenfell Tower, Fire Door Safety Week has even greater relevance to building owners, landlords and occupiers.  ALL Wessex encourages all landlords to visit the Fire Door Safety Week website that presents important information about fire doors and landlord responsibilities. Effective […]

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HMO Landlords in Bath

Filed in Bath by on 3rd September, 2017 3 Comments
HMO Landlords in Bath

This will be of interest to existing or prospecting HMO Landlord in Bath. We have received the following from B&NES Council’s Planning Officer: As you may be aware, the Council is currently reviewing the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The Article 4 Direction withdraws the Permitted Development Right for the change […]

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