Landlordzine

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

Fire safety obligations, where do you start?

Friday, June 17, 2016

Are you confused about what fire safety obligations you have as a landlord?  We all know about the smoke alarm regulations but what about other legislation?  The NLA has published a new fire safety logbook which is a great way for lanldords to get on top of what they need to do.  To give you a bit of extra help we are running through five tips on fire safety legislation.

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Confused by landlord electrical safety standards?

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

In a last minute amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill the Secretary of State now has powers to require all landlords to ensure that rented properties meet acceptable electrical safety standards.  The Regulations that follow could bring in a range of requirements from requiring a wiring certificate – as is the case currently for HMOs – to requiring PAT testing of appliances.  So what are the current requirements.  This month we are explaining what the law currently requires landlords to do and what is considered best practice.

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Does your tenant care about energy efficiency? We think they might.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April brings some important new  #landlordregulation . You have probably heard about the increase to Stamp Duty Land Tax for Buy to Let properties and perhaps also the abolition of the Wear and Tear allowance.  But, there have also been new regulations on ...

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Did You Follow Last Week’s Budget?

Monday, March 21, 2016

Did You Follow Last Week’s Budget? Or are you wondering how it affects landlords?  The pre-EU referendum budget was focused on closing tax loopholes and helping small businesses as well as helping savers though the new Lifetime ISA.  We don’t think there were any big surprises for landlords but...

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