Chancellor promises vouchers for landlords and home owners to fund energy efficiency improvements

Landlords and home owners will be able to fund energy efficiency improvements on their properties after a Green Homes Grant was unveiled by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak last week. Sunak’s economic update in the House of Commons last week included a £2bn grant scheme that promised landlords and home owners vouchers worth up to £5,000 [...]

By | 2020-07-13T17:13:28+00:00 July 13th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings|0 Comments

Electrical Regulations Latest Update

ARLA have been in dialogue with the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) since the guidance on the Electrical Regulations was issued late on Thursday afternoon.  In trying to make different parts of the guidance clear and easy to use, the revisions inadvertently brought many more properties into scope.  ARLA have stressed throughout, the importance of allowing [...]

By | 2020-06-22T12:29:28+00:00 June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations|0 Comments

CHANGES TO ELECTRICAL REGULATIONS

  CHANGES TO ELECTRICAL REGULATIONS     Late yesterday afternoon, the Government published amended Electrical Regulations Guidance covering private rented properties in England. The new guidance states: The Regulations apply from 1 July 2020 to new tenancies that began on or after 1 June 2020 and to existing tenancies from 1 April 2021. This contradicts [...]

By | 2020-06-19T09:11:29+00:00 June 19th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations|0 Comments

MINISTER ANNOUNCES TWO MONTH EXTENSION TO EVICTIONS BAN

The Government has extended the eviction ban for a further two months. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has tweeted "We are suspending evictions from social and private rented accommodation by a further two months. Eviction hearings will not be heard in courts until the end of August and no one will be evicted from their [...]

By | 2020-06-08T10:27:56+00:00 June 8th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Tenants|0 Comments

ELECTRICAL SAFETY GUIDANCE – ENGLAND

The UK Government on 1 June 2020 released guidance on the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. The rules apply to new tenancies entered into (signed and dated) on or after 1 July 2020 and for all existing tenancies from 1 April 2021. It will cover all private tenancies including licenses [...]

By | 2020-06-08T10:25:42+00:00 June 8th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations|0 Comments

Mediation service launches to keep landlords, agents and tenants out of court

The Property Redress Scheme, which has launched the service, says it has been brought forward to cope with the extra tensions being caused by the pandemic out of court    A unique mediation service to help landlords, letting agents and tenants resolve disputes without having to resort to courts has been launched by the Property [...]

By | 2020-04-29T11:21:31+00:00 April 29th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Tenants|0 Comments

ISSUE IMPACT OF COVID-19 AMENDED RULES AND GUIDANCE

Rent payments: Tenants have been advised to continue to pay rent and abide by all other terms of their tenancy agreement to the best of their ability.   Landlords should offer support and understanding to tenants who may start to see their income fluctuate.  An early conversation between landlord and tenant can help both parties to [...]

By | 2020-04-29T11:09:48+00:00 April 29th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Tenants|0 Comments

OUT OF HOURS EMERGENCY

As from the 20th March, until further notice, non-essential repairs will not be carried out on any of our managed properties. Please continue to use our reporting platform via our website to report any fault, and to obtain the appropriate guidance. Of course, there will continue to be a requirement for contractors to still visit your property to [...]

By | 2020-04-09T13:36:44+00:00 April 9th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Tenants|0 Comments

THE PATH TOWARDS REGULATION

Back in July the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government released a report that has put Estate Agents on the path towards the regulation of estate agents in the UK and letting agents in England.   While we don’t know what regulation will look like in its final form, the report showed the recommendations of the [...]

By | 2019-11-27T21:09:47+00:00 November 27th, 2019|Categories: Lettings, Regulations, Sales|0 Comments