Tenant Fees Act (2019): What Landlords & Tenants Need to Know

Guide to the Tenant Fees Act 2019 for Landlords and letting agents

The Tenant Fees Act came into force on 1st June 2019 for new tenancies and was then extended to cover all tenancies on 1st June 2020.  At the centre of the new rules is a ban on tenant fees, including admin and agency fees.

Continue reading “Tenant Fees Act (2019): What Landlords & Tenants Need to Know”

New EICR Rules: Electrical Checks Become Mandatory for Rented Property from 1st July 2020

Mandatory EICR Regulations Begin in July

Landlords with properties in England will need to conduct an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) in order to let their English properties from 1st July 2020. The requirement will extend to all tenancies in England from 1st April 2021.

Continue reading “New EICR Rules: Electrical Checks Become Mandatory for Rented Property from 1st July 2020”

Time Running Out for Landlords Meeting New EPC Rules (April 2020)

New EPC Regulations for April 2018 and 2020

You are no longer able to create new tenancies in England and Wales without an EPC rating of E or above. From April 2020, the new rules apply to existing tenancies. Over one million dwellings would not currently pass the new rules, and could face huge fines.

Continue reading “Time Running Out for Landlords Meeting New EPC Rules (April 2020)”

Landlord Guide to the UK General Election 2019

A guide to the general election manifesto promises of each major party in the uk, aimed at landlords and describing tax and rented sector policy commitments

We know that you will be considering how the plans of each party will affect you as a landlord at this general election. 

To help you quickly get a grasp on the main positions of each party, we have written a summary of what the three large national parties (the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats) are promising in their manifestos. 

Continue reading “Landlord Guide to the UK General Election 2019”