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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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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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B&NES Additional Licensing Proposal!

Filed in Bath, Landlords by on 14th March, 2018 0 Comments
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 Proposal!

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

News update 7th November 2018: 1.The proposed Bristol City wide additional licensing finished 13th May 2018 and its findings have been published on Bristol City Council (BCC) website www.bristol.gov.uk/licensingscheme. 2.BCC are now consulting on a revised fee structure and seek your views on whether you think this structure is fair.  Full details of the proposal […]

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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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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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New powers for Councils to deal with Rogue Landlords

Filed in Landlords by on 21st June, 2017 3 Comments
New powers for Councils to deal with Rogue Landlords

 The Housing and Planning Act 2016 has given councils new powers to deal with rogue landlords. These include Rent Repayment Orders (RROs) and Civil Penalty Notices (CPNs). The government has defined a ‘rogue landlord’ as ‘a landlord who knowingly flouts their obligations by renting out unsafe and substandard accommodation to tenants’. This survey is relevant […]

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EPC Exemptions Register

Filed in Landlords by on 1st April, 2016 2 Comments
EPC Exemptions Register

Update (6 Nov 2017) to the original post: Where a landlord believes that an F or G EPC rated property they let qualifies for an exemption from the minimum energy efficiency standard, an exemption must be registered on the National PRS Exemptions Register. Landlords who wish to register an exemption for a domestic or non-domestic […]

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