Keeping you up to date with regulation and best practice in the lettings world.
Monday, January 9, 2017
We've picked out ten things we think you should know about landlord regulation in 2016. These are things that have been passed in law or came into force in 2016. There are also some things in the pipeline, including; the proposed ban on fees being charged to tenants; the possible introduction of an MOT style gas safety certificate system; and the long awaited changes to mandatory HMO licensing. But we want to focus on things that affect you now so you can focus on running your portfolio.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Are you an #HMO landlord? You may have heard that the government is now consulting on changes to #licensing of #mandatoryhmos which are expected to come into effect in 2017. These proposals will mean 174,000 currently out of scope properties will now need a mandatory HMO licence. Could this affect you? This week we are explaining five key changes that the government is proposing.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Are you a #londonlandlord considering a #shorttermlet? In the right location short term letting can return excellent yields. Look for properties where there is a demand for either holiday accommodation or where local businesses need short term accommodation. But before you take the plunge there are some rules you should be aware of. This week we run through five tips on what to consider before letting your property short term.
Monday, September 12, 2016
It’s #GasSafetyWeek in September so we are running through five gas safety tips. Gas Safety is an important legal requirement for landlords to be aware of. But it is also something for tenants and private householders. So whether you are a tenant, homeowner or landlord. Make sure your property is Gas Safe.