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So what do Letting Agents actually do for their Landlords?

The spotlight is well and truly on the Private Rented Sector; discussions in abundance about the value of a Letting Agent towards their consumers. We are very well aware of the struggle that so many experience when trying to find a place to live, and more so a home that is fit for purpose. Yet, given the continuous introduction lion of Legislation, we felt an overview of what Letting Agents are dealing with on a daily basis would be interesting.

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Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 – 20th March 2019 – FAQs

The Act revives a clause in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, requiring all rented homes to be ‘fit for human habitation’ at the start of the tenancy and throughout the duration of the tenancy. We have all been used to the LTA 1985 – Section 11 – as it’s the go to piece of legislation for Property Managers.

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Stay Completely Compliant in Every Way

The interesting thing about Law is that you don’t actually realise how vast a topic it is until you start studying it with great attention to detail. Each area of Law has it’s “fascinating” element - Criminal Law, is apparently the most exciting, with Equity & Trusts being the most boring (hearsay), yet the Law of Tort has to be one of the most extensive and sort after by consumers and lawyers. From Trespass to the Person to Nuisance and Occupier’s Liability and everything in between, there is a lot to cover and a great deal to understand.

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What Letting Agents need to know about Domestic Abuse

Did you know that two million people are victims of domestic violence every year - or that two women die at the hands of a partner or ex-partner each week? Domestic abuse is an issue that affects everyone but, because of the unique knowledge they have about the living situations of their tenants, lettings agents could be in a position to help. 

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Housing Minister Tightens up Rules on Electrical Safety to better protect Renters

Renters will receive better protection thanks to new measures designed to ensure mandatory electrical inspections are carried out by competent and qualified inspectors, Housing Minister Heather Wheeler MP has announced yesterday. As part of the government’s commitment to drive up standards in the private rented sector, landlords will be legally required to ensure that the inspectors they hire to carry out safety inspections have the necessary competence and qualifications to do so – with tough financial penalties for those who fail to comply.

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