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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

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) course. As far as we are aware, this is the only GDPR course specifically designed for Private Rented Sector (PRS) Landlords. We are running two of the same courses, […]

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B&NES Additional Licensing Proposal!

Filed in Bath by on 14th March, 2018 0 Comments
B&NES Additional Licensing Proposal!

This is a must read for all landlords and in particular those with small Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO’s) in Bath City. Please add your comments and join in the debate on our facebook page. Bath and North East Somerset Council is proposing to introduce an Additional (HMO) Licensing scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) across the […]

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Bristol Additional Licensing Proposal!

Filed in Bristol, Landlords by on 19th February, 2018 5 Comments
Bristol Additional Licensing Proposal!

This is a must read for all landlords and in particular those with small Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO’s) in Bristol City. Please add your comments and join in the debate on our facebook page. The council proposes to introduce an Additional Licensing scheme for houses in multiple occupation across Bristol City.  Specifically 12 wards that make up […]

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Updated Government’s “How to Rent Guide”

Filed in Landlords by on 25th January, 2018 0 Comments
Updated Government’s “How to Rent Guide”

Landlords should be aware that the Government’s “How to Rent Guide” was updated on 17th January 2018. This updated version is available by clicking here. The guide should be given to candidate tenants just prior to the commencement of the fixed term AST.  If the AST provisions to roll over after the fixed term as […]

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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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