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  • Gas Safety Week 2021 – What Landlords Need to Know

    September 17, 2021

    It is the time of year again when thoughts may turn to heating our homes and a timely reminder comes with Gas Safety Week, this week, on how to stay safe with any gas appliances...

  • Virtual Right to Rent Checks to Continue

    September 10, 2021

    Last week the Home Office announced that Right to Rent checks can continue to be carried out by video call through until 5 April 2022...

  • Lowest rental arrears in ten years – the complete picture?

    August 27, 2021

    Recent research into rental arrears has positive headlines, reporting the lowest number of tenants with an outstanding rental payment in over ten years...

  • Agents expelled from Property Ombudsman over compensation breaches

    August 6, 2021

    Every so often the Client Money Protection (CMP) scheme, which became a legal obligation over two years ago, comes under the spotlight when agents breach the regulations...

  • One year on for electrical regulations

    July 30, 2021

    Last July new electrical regulations came into force in the private rented sector, but with some continued disruption from Covid-19 and the backlogs it has caused, I am often asked what does this mean for landlords staying the right side of the legislation and avoiding hefty penalties...

  • Tips for New Landlords – Part Two

    July 23, 2021

    Last week I provided the first in in a series of two, some tips for landlords as the number of those looking to rent continues to rise. Add in short-term measures brought in with Covid-19 and there are numerous - and changing – legal requirements to keep you the right side of legislation...

  • Tips for New Landlords – Part One

    July 16, 2021

    Over the last two weeks I gave tips on what tenants need to be aware of when renting – especially for those new to the private sector or for those on the move after renting for a long time. This week and next I’m providing tips for landlords, especially against the backdrop of the measures brought in because of Covid-19, as well as the rising demand for rented accommodation. The sector is in...

  • Top Tips for First Time Renters – Part Two

    July 8, 2021

    Last week I gave the first in a two-part series on tips which might be useful for those renting for the first time - or in a long time - and here is the second part to that which I hope you find useful...

  • Top Tips for First Time Renters – Part One

    July 2, 2021

    With an extremely buoyant housing market across all sectors, a number of people are on the move so I thought I could give some advice to those looking to rent for the first time...

  • Parliament debates pets in rental property

    June 30, 2021

    The question over pets in rental properties has been raised once again, and this time in the houses of Parliament. Members of the House of Lords quizzed the Government last week on ways to encourage landlords to be more pet friendly...