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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 0 Comments
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 2 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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B&NES Additional Licensing Proposal!

Filed in Bath 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 5th Sept 2018: Bristol City Council Cabinet is due to meet on 6th November to decide on whether the proposed Bristol City wide additional licensing is be introduced. We have been advised that the fee payment structure is to change. Following the recent R Gaskin v Richmond upon Thames case the payment of licensing […]

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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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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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