Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

This reports the condition of the circuits in the property, i.e. the wires and sockets in the walls, to ensure they are safe to use (i.e. it meets the requirements of BS7671). The report is centrally recorded so progress and history can be monitored. There is a guidance note to...
The ban on evictions in England, Wales and Scotland has unsurprisingly been extended. The move means that eviction notices, which were supposed to start again today, will not be served for at least six weeks in England and longer in Wales and Scotland. The Ministry of Housing said no evictions should...
Non statutory guidance for landlords in the private and social rented sectors on the measures relating to notices seeking possession modified by the Coronavirus Act 2020. The measures affect most residential possession processes, the chief processes being notices under: Section 21 Housing Act 1988 (Assured Shorthold Tenancies) Section 8...
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 with 55% organising a repair or short term fix. (figures accurate as of 09th Jan 2021). A Full results document can be provided by emailing...

Gas Safety & Maintenance – Dealing With Tenants

What information do I have to give my tenants? You must issue the latest gas safety check record to: existing tenants within 28 days of the gas safety check record being completed; and to new tenants before they move in. How can I provide the information? If your tenant is happy and...

Gas Appliances – Landlord Maintenance

The requirement for landlords to provide domestic gas maintenance is distinct from the requirement for keeping gas safety records. Effective maintenance of appliances usually involves an ongoing programme of regular/periodic inspections, together with any necessary remedial work. In the absence of specific manufacturer’s instructions, effective maintenance should include as a...

Gas Safety Certificates – Overview

Gas safety check records and what to keep What has to be recorded? As a minimum, the record of a gas safety check must contain: a description of and the location of each appliance or flue checked the name, registration number and signature of the individual carrying out the check the...
The UK housing market will remain open during lockdown, allowing property viewings to continue and people to move home. This is in stark contrast to the first lockdown, which saw the market grind to a halt for seven weeks. Estate agents and other staff will continue to carry out their...
We are in the middle of an unprecedented health crisis, which is also impacting business and personal finances nationwide. Some tax changes are being introduced as part of the Government’s wider measures designed to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic, though these are not directly related to buy to...

How To Legally Evict Your Tenant (GUIDE)

The two types of assured shorthold tenancies The following advice only applies to shorthold tenancies. The two types of assured shorthold tenancies are: 'periodic' tenancies – these run week by week or month by month with no fixed end date.  They can also arise following the expiry of the fixed term tenancy...
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