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Deposit protection 13 February 2018

Although tenancy deposits may only seem a small part of letting a property, it is important that you ensure all tenancy deposits are correctly protected to avoid serious repercussions such as fines and legal action. As an ARLA Propertymark member, you"ll already have a process in place to ensure this is done properly for each new tenancy, but in a busy private rental market what happens when letting agents are subjected to changes, during the tenancy, such as acquisitions, mergers or even changes to the management status? Protect deposits as soon as possible When a letting agent/landlord and tenant are agreeing the terms for letting a property, there is likely to be a delay between the initial discussions and the signing of a formal tenancy agreement.... Read More

MINIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS 07 February 2018

IMPORTANT NOTE The ending of State aid for the Green Deal means that changes need to be made to the Regulations imposing minimum energy efficiency standards in the PRS. The Government has now indicated what these changes could be and they are noted in the appropriate sections below.... Read More

Carbon Monoxide Notice For Landlords 06 February 2018

Landlords are being urged to ensure that their properties are protected against the threat of carbon monoxide, in the wake of a government consultation on the matter. The Review of the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations 2015 is looking into the effectiveness of the current regulations in the private rental sector, which require landlords to have a smoke alarm on every storey of a property and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room that contains a solid fuel burning appliance.... Read More

NOTICE TO ALL LANDLORDS 12 January 2018

Did You Know Landlords Are Required By LAW To Ensure: • The electrical installation in a rented property is safe when tenants move in and regular maintenance is essential to keep appliances and the home environment safe and reliable. Lack of maintenance or inadequate maintenance can lead to dangerous situations, accidents and health problems.... Read More