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TLA Landlord Survey Q2, 2020 (TLALS)

Introduction and main findings The 2019-20 TLA Landlord Survey (TLALS) is a survey of landlords and letting agents who own and/or manage privately rented properties in England. The aim of the TLALS is to provide understanding of the characteristics and experiences of landlords and...

Goverment Guides For Landlords Introduction

The definition of House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) changed under the housing act of 2004, with most student shared houses being included as HMOs for the first time. Also landlords of HMOs that are three storeys or more and are occupied by five people...

Landlord Acts & Regulations Introduction

Acts and regulations impose duties and responsibilities on landlords to ensure that the property is completely safe and that all electrical appliances installed are safe throughout the life of the tenancy... You'll need to inspect your appliances regularly and ensure that you keep records of...

Energy Performance Certficates

These certificates are for all buildings and will be required whenever a building is constructed, rented or sold. The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is broadly similar to the labels now provided with domestic appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines.Its purpose is to record how...

Gas Safety Introduction For Landlords

If you are a landlord letting a property equipped with gas appliances you need to understand and comply with the law relating to gas safety. Understanding the law for rental accomodation and annual checks As a landlord, you are legally responsible for making sure that a Gas...

Landlord Electrical Safety Legislation

There is no statutory requirement to have rented property formally inspected for electrical safety at set periods but a landlord is required to provide a dwelling that is safe... The electrical safety laws affecting landlords letting property include: The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 The Plugs...

Tenancy Desposit Schemes

As of 6th April 2012 all new tenancy deposits must be protected in a government-authorised scheme. This new rule applies if the tenancy is an assured shorthold tenancy. The Government wants to make sure tenants’ deposits are protected so that: Tenants get all or part...

Tenant Vandalism Guide – Your Landlord Insurance Should Cover It

Vandalism is the cause of a third (32%) of malicious damage claims to landlord’s properties, an analysis by Direct Line for Business has found (Survey of TLA Members January 2020) Police forces across England and Wales investigate 283 incidents of criminal damage to properties every...

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Faulty/Dated Boilers – Replace Or Repair?

The Landlord Association advised its members with more than 20,000 boiler issues between October 1st and Jan 5th. More than 9,000 boilers needed replacing...
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