Landlordzine

Keeping you up to date with regulation and best practice in the lettings world.

Letting agent regulation is finally on the way

Monday, October 23, 2017

On October 1st Sajid Javid announced plans to regulate #lettingagents and require #landlords to join a redress scheme in addition to existing plans to ban #tenantfees. Want to know more? DCLG has launched a consultation on 'Protecting consumers in the letting and managing agent market'. Read the full consultation  here  or read my five tips.

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Property EPC rated F or G?

Monday, September 4, 2017

Energy efficiency of rental properties may not be top of tenants must-have-list, but awareness is increasing as tenants start to pay attention to poor EPC reports and the advent of applications such as Zoopla’s running costs which highlights the energy costs of rental property.  This week we take a look at the looming Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations and what they mean for you.  So read our five daily tips to find out more or contact us to disucss your property on 02076226412.

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Is your money protected? Client Money Protection explained

Friday, May 19, 2017

On 27 March 2017 Housing Minster Gavin  Barwell   tweeted  that Client Money Protection Insurance would be made mandatory for letting agents in England .  But what does Client Money Protection mean for you and how do you check if your agent has it?  

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What’s new in 2017 and what’s still to come from 2016?

Monday, March 20, 2017

2016 was a busy year for #landlordregulation and we are still waiting for the implementation of some key pieces of legislation including on letting fees and electrical safety.   But what is new in 2017?  From the Housing White Paper to the Spring Budget we look at legislation that affects residential landlords.  (W hilst there are no new bombshells for landlords there are a few things that are worth noting.)

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