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Private Tenant – Right to Buy Report

Filed in Landlords by on 24th October, 2018 0 Comments
Private Tenant – Right to Buy Report

The Government is considering the introduction of a private sector  “right-to-buy” scheme for private rented sector tenants who have rented the same property for a minimum term of three years. Proposed by think tank “Onward”, their “Make a House a Home Report” suggests that Capital Gains Tax is scrapped and a gain share scheme is […]

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Gas Safe Checks – Boilers & Flues Amendments

Filed in Landlords by on 22nd October, 2018 0 Comments
Gas Safe Checks – Boilers & Flues Amendments

On 6th April 2018 amendments to The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 came into force. Of interest to landlords is the provision under section 6 Article 36(A)(1) relating to boiler and flues annual checks. The amendment provides flexibility to landlords in permitting gas boiler and flue annual checks to be conducted two months in […]

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Changes – do you need a Licence?

Filed in Landlords by on 6th July, 2018 1 Comment
Changes – do you need a Licence?

Do you need a licence for your rental property? The rules are changing and will be extant from 1st October 2018, by which time qualifying landlords will need to have applied for a licence! If you may have five or more unrelated tenants forming more two or more households in a property, irrespective of the […]

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Longer Tenancies in the PRS

Filed in Landlords by on 3rd July, 2018 1 Comment
Longer Tenancies in the PRS

We are encouraging landlords to respond to this consultation. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government are seeking views and comments on overcoming the barriers to landlords offering longer tenancies in the private rented sector (PRS). The government is committed to increasing security for tenants in the private rented sector while balancing landlords’ needs […]

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Mendip District Council Enforcement Policy

Filed in Landlords by on 30th June, 2018 0 Comments
Mendip District Council Enforcement Policy

For the attention of landlords with property in Mendip of Somerset area. Mendip District Council would like your views on their proposed new enforcement policy. Survey available at www.mendip.gov.uk/pshconsultation The policy explains how they will work closely with landlords, home owners and residents and yet take robust enforcement action against those who don’t follow the […]

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Even Newer Government’s “How to Rent Guide” July 2018

Filed in Landlords by on 27th June, 2018 3 Comments
Even Newer Government’s “How to Rent Guide” July 2018

Again….! A New (July) “How to Rent Guide”  (July 2018) just released today with no notice only days after the June 2018 edition! Beggars belief, who is running this show? The title of the cover page has changed from the 29th June 2018 edition.   Note that the pdf file name is the same, so please […]

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Bristol Landlord Expo 2018

Filed in Bristol, Landlords by on 10th June, 2018 1 Comment
Bristol Landlord Expo 2018

This will be the eighteenth annual Landlord Expo, so we hope you will join us in celebrating this achievement. The Expo has gone from strength to strength and is seen as the event to attend for landlords in the West Country and beyond. Click here for more details. The Association of Local Landlords (Wessex) will be […]

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EU General Data Protection Regulation Course for PRS Landlords

Filed in Landlords by on 30th April, 2018 4 Comments
EU General Data Protection Regulation Course for PRS Landlords

Unfortunately despite a successful GDPR course on 6th June, our course planned for 19th June is under-subscribed and has been cancelled. 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) training. As far as we are aware, this […]

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B&NES Additional Licensing Proposal!

Filed in Bath, Landlords by on 14th March, 2018 1 Comment
B&NES Additional Licensing Proposal!

Latest news, 5th Sept 2018: B&NES Local Council Cabinet has approved the proposed Bath City wide additional licensing scheme. Following the recent R Gaskin v Richmond upon Thames case, the the licensing fee structure has changed and will now be split into two parts. Part 1 £500 on application and; Part 2 the remainder of the […]

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Bristol Additional Licensing approved!

Filed in Breaking News, Bristol, Landlords by on 19th February, 2018 8 Comments
Bristol Additional Licensing approved!

Bristol landlords, news update 11th April 2019: BCC have issued formal public notice of this additional licensing scheme: Click here: Public notice- Central Bristol AL designation 2019 vFinal.  Bristol landlords, news update 2nd April 2019: The Mayor and other members of the Bristol City Council Cabinet met today and approved the implementation of Additional Licensing within […]

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