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New EPC regulations in effect from today for all rental properties

Wednesday 1st April 2020
Property Eye

Today, Part Three of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 comes into force. Private sector landlords must not grant a new tenancy of a property (including an…

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Right To Rent rules for agents relaxed during virus crisis

Tuesday 31st March 2020
Letting Agent Today

The government has relaxed some provisions of the controversial Right To Rent regulations for the duration of the Coronavirus outbreak. The temporary changes will mean the Home Office will not require agents, landlords and employers to see original documents and will…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Government Guidance for Landlords and Tenants

Saturday 28th March 2020
Government

Non-statutory guidance for landlords and tenants in the private and social rented sectors on: 1. Measures relating to notices seeking possession as amended by the Coronavirus Act 2020 2. Court action on possession cases during the…

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Government tells agents to shut offices immediately

Tuesday 24th March 2020
Property Mark

Propertymark has been told the agents should shut their offices immediately - they are not "essential businesses" under the new Coronavirus safety…

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Gas Safeties have been Temporarily Suspended amid Covid-19 Outbreak: Instructions issued to engineers by Gas Safe Register

Tuesday 24th March 2020
Gas Safe Register

Gas Safe Register have issue advice to their engineers for the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Until the announcement made by the UK Prime Minister on 23rd March, restricting people to their homes, we have…

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Eviction ban watered down in Coronavirus Emergency Bill

Tuesday 24th March 2020
LettingAgenToday

The three month outright eviction ban pledged to renters last week appears to have been watered down in the Coronavirus Emergency…

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Don't Fall Foul of Home Safety Rules

Thursday 19th March 2020

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 ensures landlords maintain rental properties which are 'fit for human habitation'. Should the property be substandard, the tenant could take their landlord to court. The Act will extend to almost…

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Coronavirus: agents warned they could end up breaking the law

Thursday 12th March 2020

The government has been called upon to issue specific Coronavirus guidance for the rental sector. The chief executive of the Association of Residential Letting…

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Property Ombudsman renews warnings to agents about ‘No DSS’ adverts after tenants’ victories

Thursday 5th March 2020

The Property Ombudsman has renewed its warnings to agents after two tenants won out-of-court settlements against 'No DSS' letting agents. TPO says that agents are reminded that they must…

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