TENANTS GIVEN RIGHT TO SUE LANDLORD

January 16, 2018

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government yesterday announced that it will support a Private Members Bill proposed by Karen Buck MP, which would enable tenants in England and Wales to take legal action against their landlord if their rental property is in poor condition. Secretary of State for Housing...

Winter Check LIst

November 23, 2017

Is your property prepared for winter? Do your tenants know what to do to ensure that they avoid any cold weather issues this winter? Below is a handy checklist that you can pass onto them. Winter Internal Checklist Ensure you give access to the contractor, who attends to service the boiler and...

Understanding Damp and Mould

November 07, 2017

Condensation Condensation occurs in a dwelling when warm moist air produced by ordinary activities such as showering or cooking meets a cold surface such as an external wall or window.The moisture laden air will remain internally if ventilation does not occur and will gravitate towards the nearest cold surface where it...

Tighter Regulation for the Private rental Sector

November 01, 2017

Landlords and letting agents will in future face tougher regulation after the government made a surprise U-turn to rein in the rogues at the Conservative Party Conference earlier this month. After years of rejecting calls to regulate private letting, Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, announced...

Theresa Maybe – PRS Regulations left up in the air?

October 11, 2017

In the Queen's speech in July, saw the promise of a draft Bill to enact the ban on letting fees to tenants. Although, with more than 4,700 responses to the consultation on the ban which will inform the content of that draft Bill, the Government may take a bit of...