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Recent landlord news.

Widesearch Property Portal challenge to Zoopla & Rightmove


With the dawn of the internet, information technology has transformed our lives with very few exceptions. Things can be done quicker, more efficiently and usually a lot cheaper. The property rental sector has seen a massive change, including HM land registry search to E-conveyancing. Widesearch, Rightmove and Zoopla whats the diffidence? One of the most significant changes has come about …

What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement?


Many new investors when renting out a house wonder what is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement? An assured shorthold tenancy or AST is the most usual type of agreement used in residential property letting today in England & Wales. This type of tenancy does not apply to Scotland. From 28th February 1997, all new residential tenancies by default are assured …

Can I build my own home?


Can I build my own home? One in three of us are interested in the thought of building our own home—life’s most significant financial asset built from our thoughts, ideas, and designs. With around 11,000 of us taking the plunge and reaping the benefits every year, the opportunity must be considered strategically. But what’s involved? Step one – Sourcing land …

Government Housing Possession Mediation Service 2021


About the mediation service In February 2021, a new mediation pilot was introduced by the government as part of the current court process for housing possession cases. The mediation pilot scheme is for landlords & tenants. It is free to use and helps resolve matters without the need for a court hearing. The parties work with a neutral mediator who …

Landlord Electrical Safety inspection report (EICR) 2021 Guide

Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations

Landlord Electrical Safety inspection- What is an EICR? It is an abbreviation for an electrical installation condition report (EICR). The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 June 2020. It and applies to all tenancies created on or after that date in England from 1 July 2020. The regulation requires landlords …

What’s the difference between an HMO and a property that’s not an HMO?


What is an HMO? HMO The abbreviation stands for a House in Multiple Occupation. Several types of accommodation could fall under this definition. It does depend on how many people are living on the property and what the living arrangements are. As a rule, where there are three or more tenants in a property who make up more than one …

Landlords to face stricter fire regulations in HMOs and blocks


2021 marks four years since the dreadful fire at Grenfell Tower in London that killed 72 people. It should not have taken a dreadful disaster of that scale, to prompt a change. As well as the anniversary, 2021 will mark the beginning of long-overdue regulatory reform, where we expect to see some significant changes to building safety regulations since 40 …

Dangers of Radon Gas – Guide for Landlords for 2021


Radon Gas & Landlord’s responsibilities  The landlord does have a responsibility towards the level of Radon Gas that may be present in a building.  According to research, the potential risk of lung cancer increases by about 16% per 100 Bq/m3 when exposed to Radon over a long period. Radon Gas Information for Landlords and Tenants Landlords need to ensure that there are …

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