The Eviction Ban U-Turn. What does it mean?

On Friday 21st August, the Government announced that it would extend the eviction ban, originally due to end on 23rd August, for a further four weeks. It also introduced a minimum six-month notice period for landlords who wish to evict their tenants in England. In summary, this is what it means to agents, landlords and […]

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Government Guidelines for Electrical Checks

These new Regulations require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at least every 5 years. This means that all landlords now have to make sure the electrical installations in their rented properties are safe. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local […]

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Electric Shock Treatment for Landlords…

Electricians are going to very busy in the next 11 months as they will have to test the electrics of every private rented property in Derby and Burton and potentially may have to install new fuse boards and wiring in some instances. New regulations set out in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 gave the […]

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Homes (Fitness For Human Habitation) – FFHH

The FFHH Legislation It’s unusual for a piece of legislation to put letting agents, tenant groups and politicians on the same side of a debate, but the Homes (Fitness For Human Habitation) legislation has done just that. The initial Bill was introduced by Karen Buck MP back in 2015 and came into legislative force last […]

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