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It gives me pleasure to share some good news for landlords with respect to proposed changes to landlord gas safety regulations and responsibilities. UPDATE: These changes have now taken place and you can

A question I was asked this week by one of my clients is whether or not a landlord can enter property without permission from the tenant?  Specifically, my client was interested in what

As of 1st April 2018 any properties rented out in the private rented sector to meet a minimum energy performance rating on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). In a bid to cut energy bills and carbon

Some sections of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 came into force today.  The media will give a lot of attention to the fact that local authorities will be able to charge landlords

Almost everyone knows that all properties - rented or not - should have a smoke detector installed. Smoke detectors protect those at home from the dangers of fire - but what about a

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) has been the standard assessment for property safety since 2006. Despite having been active for 15 years, the system has been criticised for its complexity.

Landlords will have a little more paperwork in the near future as regulations come into force that put the onus on you to check a tenant’s immigration status. Fines of up to £3,000

New legislation which will see landlords face fines if they rent homes to illegal immigrants without carrying out ‘right to rent’ checks is to be rolled out from the 1st December 2014. Landlords

You may recall an article we wrote back in May 2013 about the Queens Speech which highlighted the plans to make private landlords responsible for checking the immigration status of their tenants before