Posts tagged Landlords
An Evening with Landlords

Just over a week ago we were invited to attend a landlord event organised by Peter Greenwood and his team. Peter runs a lettings and sales agency, Greenwoods in Kingston-Upon-Thames and after 7 years of trading organised a “Thank the Landlords” evening which included bringing landlords present up to date on what is happening in the Private Rented Sector. As an observer, it was wonderful to see the interaction between the Greenwood team and the landlords - it is obvious that the landlords are benefitting from the personal relationship that Peter and his team offer. 

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Tenant Fees Act Guidance Issued

On the 12th February 2019 the Ministry of Housing announced the date that the Tenant Fees Act 2019 would become law on the 1st June 2019. Whilst drafts of what the Act would include had been published, the guidance was highly anticipated in order for Landlords, Letting Agents, Property Managers and Tenants to be aware of exactly what this new piece of Legislation would include.

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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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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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