A Property ‘MOT’ for Derby Landlords…

“I just love looking over and keeping up to date with the 150 plus pieces of legislation that govern the rental of residential property in the UK”  said No Derby Landlord… ever If you are one of the 6,827 Derby landlord’s that manages your own property, would it surprise you to know that there around […]

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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill

Another piece of lettings regulation is due to come into force on 20th March 2019. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill has seems to have largely gone under the radar, being left a little in the shadows of the more newsworthy Tenant Fee Bill. The bill has passed through Parliament and received Royal Assent, making […]

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Private Landlords and the Tenant Fee Ban…

On the 15th January 2019, after what seems like an eternity of uncertainty,  the 1st June 2019 was announced as the date the Tenant Fee Bill will come into force. Although private landlords across the country may have heard whispers of the Tenant Fee Bill, many have failed to consider the impact it will have […]

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Further Landlord Legislation on the Horizon…

The Communities Secretary has announced that all private landlords will be legally required to join a redress scheme or face a £5000 fine. The article on property118.com below outlines the announcement in more detail: A new Housing Complaints Resolution Service has been announced for the entire housing market and for the first time ever, private […]

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Tenants Could Sue Over Poor Conditions

There seems to be no let up when it comes to more landlord legislation…  it’s Christmas for goodness sake! Here’s how Property Industry Eye reported  a new Private Members’ Bill which will allow private rental sector tenants to sue over the conditions of their property: A Private Members’ Bill which will allow private rental sector […]

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What does GDPR mean for Self Manage Landlords?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now here! GDPR has been introduced essentially to deal with the notoriously poorer uses of individuals personal data by companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Google etc. It certainly isn’t aimed at private landlords! However, this doesn’t mean that landlords get off lightly.. the legislation means that landlords must process […]

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Overview As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any property rented out in the private rented sector to, in most circumstances, have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The regulations will come into force for new lets and renewals of tenancies with effect […]

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Do you REALLY know the Gas Safety Regulations?

THE REGULATIONS As a landlord you should be aware that you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. Your legal duties apply to a wide range of accommodation occupied under a lease or licence, however, in this instance we are only looking at private sector landlords. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 […]

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The ‘Self Managing’ Minefield

While landlords may have chosen to manage buy-to-let properties themselves years ago, to get the most out of their investment, changes to the law and regulations, especially in the last few years, means that self managing is becoming a minefield. You are probably reading this thinking; “You would say that.. You’re a letting agent!” That […]

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Don’t Fall Foul of Deposit Protection Rules

If you don’t know the regulations on how to deal with a Tenancy Deposit, you could be seriously out of pocket AND not be able to evict your tenant should this be necessary. Both of these could leave you with a hefty bill. Why was Deposit Protection Introduced? The requirement to protect a tenancy deposit […]

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