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.
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.
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.
LETTING AGENT ACHIEVES PROPERTY QUALIFICATION OF EXCELLENCE Homesafe London Lettings.com achieves NFoPP QCF Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management Carol Anderson a letting agent at Homesafe London Lettings. com in Muswell Hill, London N10 has achieved the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP) QCF Level 3 Technical Award in Residential […]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.
Buy-to-let landlords are rushing to purchase U.K. homes ahead of an increase in the stamp-duty sales tax in April which is set to rise by 3% for landlords and purchasers of second homes. The Bank of England has raised concerns that the mortgages may pose risks to financial stability because it is unclear how landlords […]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.
October has seen a raft of changes for landlords. From 1st October one of the new laws which came into force, requires all private landlords must now ensure that their rental properties have fitted, working and tested smoke detectors on all floors and a carbon monoxide detector where solid fuels are used. It is best […]Continue Reading... No Comments.