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Five year mandatory electrical checks for all private rental homes

Monday 20th August 2018

All privately-let homes must have electrical installations checked every five years under new rules announced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Housing Secretary James Brokenshire says there will also be a comprehensive review of guidelines…

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Better for tenants? Government moves to make THREE year tenancy agreements as standard.

Monday 6th August 2018

A CONSULTATION launched by the Government this week into whether three-year tenancy agreements should be offered as standard has been met with a mixed…

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Data Protections Legislation Changes

Monday 9th April 2018

Ahead of the new data protection legislation we are pleased to share with both our existing and potential customers our privacy policy. Click on link…

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Government introduces banning orders and database for rogue landlords

Wednesday 4th April 2018

Rogue landlords will be added to a database and face banning orders after fresh government legislation went live today. Those who are…

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Mandatory HMO Licensing extension to start in October

Monday 12th March 2018

The government has confirmed that the long-awaited extension of Mandatory HMO Licensing will be introduced from 1st October 2018, subject to Parliamentary approval. The regulations replace the previous prescribed description of HMO,…

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Should renters with pets be given greater rights?

Monday 5th March 2018

Many people with pets still find it difficult to find a rental property, and that is largely due to the potential…

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Register to attend free landlord investment show

Wednesday 28th February 2018

Registration is now live for the National Landlord Investment Show which will take place at London Olympia next month. Hundreds of buy-to-let landlords and property enthusiasts will descend on the Olympia Conference Centre in March where…

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Landlord group offers warning over "cash for viewing" scam

Monday 22nd January 2018

Fraudsters are posing as landlords in the UK and asking tenants for considerable sums of cash to view a property which…

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Letting fees ban will NOT become law until at least Spring 2019, MHCLG confirms

Saturday 13th January 2018

The recently-renamed Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG ) does not expect the letting fees ban to come into force until Spring 2019,…

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Landlords warned of growing sub-letting trend

Friday 12th January 2018

In most cases, a tenant needs their landlord's consent before they can sublet their home, and yet some tenants seem to ignore the rules. Tenants risk breaking the term of their tenancy agreement and on that basis, a private…

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