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Bristol Additional & Selective Licensing Consultation

Filed in Breaking News, Bristol, Landlords by on 18th March, 2021 0 Comments
Bristol Additional & Selective Licensing Consultation

Bristol City Council (BCC) have recently announced their intention to introduce additional and selective licensing in the Brislington West, Bedminster and Horfield areas. The consultation impacts properties let as small HMO’s (occupied by three or more unrelated tenants living together and sharing facilities) and properties occupied by one or two tenants or a family that […]

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Easing of External Wall System Fire Safety Checks

Filed in Landlords by on 13th November, 2020 0 Comments
Easing of External Wall System Fire Safety Checks

External Wall System Fire Safety Checks 17 November 2020 update – since writing this news article both the Government and RICS have eased the requirement of the EWS1 form assessment. In summary, unless the property has cladding, there is now no need for an EWS1 certificate. However, mortgage lenders are criticising this easement and may […]

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Possession and Eviction in the Covid-19 Environment!

Filed in Bath, Bristol, Landlords by on 26th March, 2020 0 Comments
Possession and Eviction in the Covid-19 Environment!

Updated 23rd Sept 2020 If you are one of the unfortunate landlords with tenants who you wish to seek possession from due to rent arrears or anti-social behaviour, We strongly sympathise with you. The process is now quite complicated and subject to change to suit the perceived requirements of the Covid-19 environment. The new regulations […]

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PM Tenant Eviction Ban & Mortgage Holiday

Filed in Breaking News by on 18th March, 2020 0 Comments
PM Tenant Eviction Ban & Mortgage Holiday

PM Boris Johnson has banned landlords from evicting tenants for rent arrears, permitting tenants a delay in rent payments for three months. The PM has offset the impact this may have on landlords with buy-to-let mortgages by introducing a three month mortgage payment holiday. The PM said, “these are extraordinary times and renters and landlords alike […]

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New tougher electrical safety standards to protect private tenants

Filed in Landlords by on 2nd February, 2020 3 Comments
New tougher electrical safety standards to protect private tenants

Update 1 June 2020 – Guidelines for Landlords, Tenants and Local Authorities on the new Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 have today been released. Click here for a copy of the Guidelines. Point to note if you already have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR): “The 18th edition of […]

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Section 21 Form 6a amendment – not legal!

Filed in Breaking News by on 9th August, 2019 2 Comments
Section 21 Form 6a amendment – not legal!

Update 13th August: We have been advised that MHCLG has now (as of 12th August) reverted the wording of the Section 21 official document 6A seeking possession in the Government forms website to reflect the document in the legislation.  Original article: Confusion reigns after the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) amended the Form […]

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English Housing Survey (PRS)

Filed in Breaking News by on 19th July, 2019 0 Comments
English Housing Survey (PRS)

This recently completed English Housing Survey provides a snapshot of the Private Rented Sector (PRS). On the basis of it’s findings, I hope Government ministers will read it and wonder why they are being so hard on the PRS. The report clearly justifies the need for an active PRS, recognises that the majority of tenancies […]

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Regulation of Property Agents Report

Filed in Breaking News by on 19th July, 2019 0 Comments
Regulation of Property Agents Report

A report produced by a working group made up of industry and consumer experts and chaired by Lord Best has just been released. The report contains recommendations for government on a new regulatory framework for property agents. This report can be accessed by clicking here. The report and it’s recommendations will be of interest to […]

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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 2 Comments
The end of no-fault Section 21 (Form 6a) Possession Notices!

Update: 4th September, Esther McVey (Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government) with reference to their consultation on Overcoming the barriers to longer tenancies that sought views on the potential benefits of longer tenancies in the private rented sector. Read her response here. Update: 20 July 19: A new consultation “A new deal for renting: resetting […]

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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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