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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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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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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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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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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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Tenant Fees Act 2019

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 7th April, 2017 6 Comments
Tenant Fees Act 2019

The Government have now released their Tenant Fees Act 2019 Guide for Landlords and Agents.  Click here: Tenant Fees Act 2019 Guidance_for_Landlords & Agents.    Click here for a copy of the Tenant Fees Act 2019. The Tenant Fees Act 2019 will impact Letting Agents and Landlords. An indepth understanding of the Act will be required for […]

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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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