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Government seeks YOUR views on out-of-date HHSRS property assessment system

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Landlords have been asked to help update and improve the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) to make sure it’s still...

Legal Issue – is the heating system in a rental property...

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Tenants may complain, or as in the following case, the council’s inspectors may deem it to be the case, that the system...

New Safety Act does not require specific HHSRS inventory reports

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Health & Safety: Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) inventory reports are not a requirement for letting agents...

Housing condition assessment process to be updated

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Housing Health & Safety: According to the recently published English Housing Survey, the private rented sector had the highest proportion of...

New law focuses on housing standards

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Living conditions: There are only a few days to go before “The Homes (Fitness for Human...

Some Licensing Scheme rules are illegal

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Selective Licensing: The Court of Appeal has today ruled that councils cannot use selective licensing conditions to impose new standards on private rented homes. The case...

Bill allowing tenants to sue landlords over poor housing progresses…

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Safe Homes: Today, MPs have voted in favour of The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill that hands more power...

Fire Safety Guidance – changes needed after Grenfell

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The Residential Landlord’s Association (RLA) is warning that existing guidance for landlords on fire safety is “contradictory and outdated” and needs updating to better...

Doing Risk Assessments

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A fire risk assessment is a mandatory requirement for those landlords or agents who control a block of flats or an HMO, where there...