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Landlord Update: Electrical safety standards on the way for England

By Emma Broughton Turner in News

Sections 122 and 123 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (electrical safety standards) came into force on 25 October 2019, taking us one step closer to the introduction of mandatory electrical safety checks. The following 8 recommendations were made by the Electrical Safety Working Group and now...

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Tenant Fees Act 2019: Your questions answered.

By Emma Broughton Turner in News

Over the last few weeks we've had lots of calls about the changes to tenant fees that were introduced at the beginning of June 2019. Here we aim to answers some of those questions. What is the Tenant Fees Act 2019? The Tenant Fees Act 2019 outlines the Government’s approach to banning lettin...

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Are you ready? Fitness for Human Habitation Act – Landlord Checklist

By Emma Broughton Turner in News

On the 20th March a revised law (already within Section 8 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985) comes into force which outlines 29 hazards, defined in the HHSRS, which could make a home unsafe. The Act is designed to ensure that all rented accommodation is fit for human habitation and to strengthe...

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Tenant Fees June 2019: What you need to know about the changes.

By Emma Broughton Turner in News

After receiving Royal Assent, the provisions of the Tenant Fees Bill will come into effect on the 1st June 2019 for all tenancies signed on or after the date  This means that the way Letting Agents (or landlords if managing directly) charge tenant fees will be required to change in the following...

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Protecting your property when on holiday

By Emma Broughton Turner in News

If you are going away on holiday, or for a short period of time, it really is a good idea to think about security. In a recent insurance survey ex-burglars revealed the key things that put them off targeting a home, most of which can be simply installed quickly and easily. So here security expert, J...

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