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As from 6th April 2015 new forms have been prescribed for the above notices.
Following the passing of the Deregulation Act on 27th March 2015 there are a number of new rules in force for landlords and agents.
It has recently come to the attention of our colleagues in Trading Standards that there may be fire safety issues with some furniture that may be supplied to local landlords.
Under the new Deregulation Act which came into force on 26th March 2015, important changes were introduced regarding any bonds taken by a private landlord/agent from a tenant. These changes came into force immediately:
This is now live in a number of areas in the North West for both single JSA claimants and families and householders. Anyone of working age making a new claim to certain state benefits in these areas will apply for Universal Credit. National Ro
Organisations, or self-employed individuals, who provide residential accommodation or who are responsible for the water system(s) in their premises, are responsible for ensuring that the risk of exposure to legionella in those premises is properly assesse
It is a legal requirement for all lettings agents and property managers in England to belong to one of three approved Government redress schemes from 1 October 2014.
As a landlord or letting agent you probably thought:
Free or Subsidised Gas Boilersfor people who really need them
The Landlord’s Energy Saving Allowance (LESA) was introduced by HMRC to encourage landlords to improve the energy efficiency of let residential properties. It is an allowance for the cost of acquiring and installing certain energy-saving items.
Whether or not a landlord can enter his tenant’s property to carry out inspections, repair work etc even if the tenant is unhappy about this, is a hotly debated issue.
HMRC is offering a range of support and advice for residential property landlords who want to bring their tax affairs up to date by being offered online training in tax matters. The computer-based tutorials will make it easier for them to understand when
Letting agents have until 1 October 2014 to register with 1 of 3 redress schemes, to ensure tenants and leaseholders have a straightforward option to hold their agents to account.
The Immigration Act 2014 contains a range of measures to reform and streamline the immigration system and address illegal immigration. It introduces restrictions on illegal immigrants accessing rented housing.
A pre-payment meter works on a ‘pay as you go’ basis so that tenants are in control of how much energy they are using.
On 22nd April civil court fees rose. Below are the fees relating to Repossession of a property from a bad tenant.
See below a link to a very handy tool from Northumbrian Water where you can list, view and manage the water service charges for all of your properties.
The background to the Tracker Rate Campaign is that at least two mortgage lenders have used ambiguities within consumer protection legislation to increase their profit margins on some of their tracker rate mortgage products for both homeowners and smal
The latest report from the Independent Drug Monitoring Unit says that there are now as many as 500,000 people growing cannabis in the UK. Here is some advice on spotting the early signs of a cannabis farm in the property you’re renting out.
We recently asked our members to take part in a survey regarding their experiences. A number responded with concerns about Housing Benefit. We put their concerns forward to the Housing Benefit section and they have responded accordingly.
If you believe one of your tenants is suffering from domestic abuse but they want to stay in your property the Sanctuary Scheme can make it possible for them to remain there. The scheme makes your home safer by installing the security measures you think w
Over recent years the Council has faced a sharp rise in the number ofwheeled bins reported lost, stolen or damaged, leading to asignificant increase in the cost of supplying replacement bins.
Thousands of UK landlords are facing a rise in the interest rate charged on their tracker mortgages despite no change in the Bank of England rate.
Changes to Housing benefit from April 2013
Now that the weather is starting to change , we are all starting to think about putting our heating systems on.
Gateshead Council in partnership with ateshead Private Landlords Association are working in Partnership with the England Illegal Money Lending Team to help stop loan sharks. As a local landlord we would ask you to be vigilant in relation to this matter an
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Up to 50,000 households and businesses in the North East are set to benefit from an energy efficiency scheme – Warm Up North – worth up to £200m that is aimed at reducing energy bills and tackling fuel poverty.Delivered by the nation&rsq
On 14th June Lord Justice Lloyd delivered his judgement on an appeal from the Wandsworth County Court in the case of Superstrike Ltd vs Marino Rodrigues.
Just a note to remind those of you who have properties within the new landlord licensing area in Swalwell, that the scheme goes live on 8th April 2013. It is an offence not to have a licence after this date, so would urge you to make arrangements to
On the 1st of January 2013, a new gas regulation came into force regarding all gas boiler flues connected to room-sealed fan assisted boilers which have been fitted in void spaces. The flue regulations require that a Gas Safe Engineer must be able to see
New deposit protection rules start soon that close loopholes that let landlords escape fines by returning money to tenants on the steps of the Court.
One of our members has contacted me about the above organisation.
Kim Waugh, who has been working hard to raise standards in the private rented sector team, has won a prestigious "Property Woman of the Year" Award from the National Landlords Association.
From 1st October 2008, any private landlord renting out his property to a new tenant will need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the property.
All landlords are asked to be particularly vigilant when taking on board new tenants. It is essential that you are aware of a tenants history so you can make an informed decision as to whether they are suitable for your property.
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