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Long Leasehold: Landlords will find themselves on both sides of the divide if and when the proposed changes to leasehold laws* becomes a reality. A large number of buy-to-let landlords own flats and apartments in blocks under long leasehold and...
How can I find a good letting agent or property manager? There are lots of agents around these days, especially with the rapid growth of property letting over recent years. However, many agents that have sprung up through this, and...
Section 21: Most tenancies will never require the service of a Section 21, Housing Act 1988, (eviction) notice. However, on those occasions when it does become necessary, and you just never know, landlords (and agents) will thank their lucky starts...
Commercial Rent Reviews: The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into force on 25 May 2018. Law-abiding businesses and organisations are busily checking whether computerised and manual records data/information and mailing lists are compliant, asking people to confirm opt-in. Michael Lever,...
CO Alarms: Several makes of carbon monoxide alarms have been removed from sale on Amazon and eBay following checks on their safety. Consumer organisation Which? Is calling on the government to be more pro-active in their role on product safety after...
Tenants' Details: The Landlord Tenant Address Portal provides an easy to use website that allows landlords and managing agents, of properties in England & Wales, to provide water companies with details of those responsible for the payment of water and/or...
PRS Guides: New ‘how to’ guides include checklists for new and existing tenants, landlords and letting agents which the government says will “help renters and leaseholders to know their rights.” The list includes the latest version (June 2018) of the mandatory...
Asbestos: Asbestos regulations were last updated in 2012, bringing the UK in line with EU regulations, which means the current regulations have been in place long enough for most experienced landlords to be familiar with them. The regulations were put...
Data Protection: Everyone has been getting excited about the advent of the new GDPR data protection regime, and the scary sounding fines that this could impose on any business in breach. In actual fact, for most people and businesses, landlords and...
Letting Fees Ban: Buy-to-let landlords who use letting agents and those others that charge their own fees need to think seriously about how they will deal with the inevitably higher letting fees, or lost income, when the tenant fees ban...