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

Update: The Residential Landlord Association (RLA) has asked all landlords (irrespective of membership) to complete their survey: RLA Section 21 Survey.  The National Landlord Association (NLA) have adopted a different approach and are asking landlords to complete a postcard: NLA Postcard  that will be delivered to the PM at number 10.  Both the RLA & […]

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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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New tougher electrical safety standards to protect private tenants

Filed in Landlords by on 20th February, 2019 0 Comments
New tougher electrical safety standards to protect private tenants

According to the most recent data tenants in the private rented sector face a higher risk of electrical shock and fires caused by electrical faults in their homes compared to social housing tenants. To address this the government introduced new powers in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to set and enforce tougher electrical safety […]

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Landlords will be required to join a Housing Redress Scheme (updated)

Filed in Landlords by on 24th January, 2019 0 Comments
Landlords will be required to join a Housing Redress Scheme (updated)

For first time ever, private landlords will be legally required to join a housing redress scheme – boosting protection for millions of renters across the country.  Announced today by Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government, The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP.  For further details click here. Scope of mandatory private landlord redress, “There is […]

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West of England Landlord Expo 2019

Filed in Bath, Bristol, Landlords by on 19th January, 2019 0 Comments
West of England Landlord Expo 2019

The next Bristol Landlord Expo will take place on Tuesday 2nd April 2019. At the UWE Exhibition Center, Start 11:00am and closes at 7:00pm. Please come and join us on stand 15. There is no admission charge! For more details or to register as an exhibitor yourself click here.

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Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 is now Law!

Filed in Bath, Breaking News, Bristol, Landlords by on 21st December, 2018 0 Comments
Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 is now Law!

 The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 is now Law! The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has released its official guide for landlords to the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, which comes into force on the 20th March 2019. Click here to access the guide. Following agreement by both Houses […]

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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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