The government has decided to tighten up on the rules regarding electrical safety. This includes making sure that the inspectors that landlords use to carry out safety inspections are properly qualified and have the necessary competence to do so. They have also suggested that there will be mandatory five yearly electrical safety certificates throughout the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
2018 saw the discovery of two massive fatbergs in Britain and highlighted the problems that the Victorian sewage infrastructure has versus modern day convenience lifestyle. The fatberg found under Whitechapel in London weighed the same as 11 double decker buses and stretched the length of two football pitches. The 64 metre one in Sidmouth Devon […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Tenant Fees Bill received Royal Assent yesterday afternoon (12th February 2019) and guidance outlining how the new regulations are to be implemented will be available soon. After receiving assent, the government immediately issued a press release about the Act. The press statement confirms that the new rules which come into force on 1st June, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Temperatures have dropped and there has been some snow in parts of the UK this week. Now is a good time to make sure your property is prepared for the winter weather. Planning can save you money in the long run on expensive repair work. Here to help you are some useful reminders. Condensation As […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As of today 1st December 2016, landlords and agents not complying with this law (leasing to those that do not have the right to rent in the UK) face stiff penalties. Earlier this year in February, landlords or letting agents representing them had to make sure that their tenants had the right to rent, otherwise […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
One of the most common complaints I have come across from tenants and seen in properties is the issue of mould. The main causes of mould include; condensation, water leaks, penetrating or rising damp, excessive water vapour or steam being generated through cooking, washing, bathing, showering and the most common one tenants clothes drying often on […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Whilst it might be difficult for tenants to actually do some of these things that I have listed as they would fall under the landlord’s responsibility there would certainly be no harm in asking the agent or landlord to help improve the rating on the property. With effect from 1st April 2016 tenants will be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Here are some essential things to consider helping to ensure your home is safe whilst you are away. If you are leaving your property empty for 14 days or more, it is always advisable to let your agent or landlord know, that way they can make arrangements to keep an eye on it. Check your […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Following a successful pilot scheme that was introduced earlier this year in the West Midlands, the government have decided that scheme will be introduced throughout England and Wales in February 2016. The new rules are part of the Immigration Act 2014 which introduced measures to reform the immigration system. Right to rent is about deterring […]Continue Reading... No Comments.