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EPC rating C impossible for 1.7 million rental properties

Letting Agents and Landlords due to struggle as Rightmove research shows many rental properties will never make the required EPC band C by 2030

Written by: Jinay

Eviction notice period changes June 2021

Non-statutory guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the private and social rented sectors in the context of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Written by: Jinay Source: Government

Renters will continue to be supported as national COVID-19 restrictions ease.

•Four-month notice periods for most tenants until at least end of September 2021 •Move will ensure renters are protected as we continue through the Roadmap

Written by: Jinay

Advice for landlords carrying out right to rent checks during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This update replaces previous guidance issued on 20 April 2021. The temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to rent checks will now end on 20 June 2021, and from 21 June 2021 landlords will revert to face to face and physical document checks as set out in legislation and guidance.

Written by: Jinay

New EPC regulations

New EPC regulations in effect from today for all rental properties

Written by: Eye Correspondent Source: Property Industry Eye

Government rules out rent breaks for tenants

Government rules out rent breaks for tenants

Written by: Jinay

Coronavirus Act 2020 – Government Guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities

Coronavirus Act 2020 – Government Guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities

Written by: Jinay

Repairs and Maintenance - work carried in out in other people’s homes - update

Repairs and Maintenance - work carried in out in other people’s homes - update

Written by: Jinay

Abolishing Section 21 ‘will create sitting tenancies and rent controls’ – warning

Abolishing Section 21 ‘will create sitting tenancies and rent controls’ – warning

Written by: Rosalind Renshaw Source: Property Industry Eye

Electrical Safety Reminder : New regulations likely to kick in this July

Electrical Safety Reminder : New regulations likely to kick in this July

Written by: Scott Battram Source: Property Industry Eye

Government expects electrical safety checks to become law on 1st July 2020

The Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government have laid before Parliament draft proposals for lettings agents & landlords to have to complete electrical checks on all rented properties they manage for electrical safety or face fines of up to £30,000.

Written by: Jinay

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Refundable Holding deposit - Capped at 1 weeks rent

Security Deposit - Capped at 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000

Rent - The agreed monthly rent

Changes to tenancy - Capped at £50 inc VAT

Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses

Late payment of rent - Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue

Replacement keys - Reasonable costs or give the tenant the option to purchase themselves

Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc - Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated in contract

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