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Property Law 21 min read

Renting Homes Wales Act: New Legislation Guidance for Welsh Landlords and Tenants December 2022

Reading Time: 21 minutes This article provides guidance on the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016, in force from 1 December 2022. Why is the Renting Homes Wales Act 2016 needed?  To make things easier […]

Helen Davis

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Property Law 4 min read

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations: New Rules for UK Landlords 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations are changing. The regulations, originally enforced in 2015, will be amended from 1 October 2022 and apply to both private and social […]

Katie Todd

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Property Law 6 min read

Renting in Wales and Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2022 – What Landlords and Tenants Must Know

Reading Time: 6 minutes Renting in Wales is changing this year. The original plans were for July 2022, but have been postponed to December 2022. The Renting Homes (Wales) Act will come into force, […]

Ashleah Pope

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Property Law 5 min read

Renting with pets – what are the rules for landlords and tenants?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Renting with pets is an emotive topic, often dividing landlords and tenants, for obvious reasons. Two recent government measures have brought pets to the forefront of industry conversation, with big […]

Shannon Hall

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Becoming A Landlord Property Law Tenancy Agreements 3 min read

Tenancy Agreements & Unfair Contract Terms Act: What terms are unfair?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nick Chamberlain joins us on the blog this week to explain the meaning of unfair contract terms and how to ensure your tenancy clauses are completely reasonable and legally compliant. […]

Nick Chamberlain

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Property Law 5 min read

11 Changes Landlords Can Expect from 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes We’re a month into 2021 and it’s already looking to be a jam-packed year for landlords and letting agents. As we all know by now, the lettings industry can be […]

Natalie Deakin

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Property Law 4 min read

Fire Door Safety in Rental Properties

Reading Time: 4 minutes Fire safety is essential in every rental property – but what are the rules surrounding fire doors? Understanding the regulations will help you to ensure that you are operating within […]

Natalie Deakin

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Property Law 4 min read

5 Changes Landlords Will Expect in Spring 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes There are a few things that are changing in the private rental sector over the coming months. To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a list of what’s […]

Natalie Deakin

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Property Law 6 min read

Energy Performance Certificates: Landlords, are you following the correct EPC certificate requirements?

Reading Time: 6 minutes In 2018, EPC requirements changed for landlords through the introduction of a minimum energy rating of ‘E’ or above for new tenancies. Now, this rule applies to all tenancies, not […]

Natalie Deakin

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Property Law 5 min read

Landlord Fire Safety Regulations – How Safe Is Your Property?

Reading Time: 5 minutes As a landlord, you have a duty of care to your tenants that you must fulfil. Within this duty of care, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that your […]

Shannon Hall

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Property Law 5 min read

10 New Rental Laws Landlords Must Be Ready For in 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes As we’re half way into the first month of 2020, it’s vital that landlords and investors know what this year has in store for the property sector. To keep you […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 8 min read

Mandatory Electrical Safety Inspections (EICRs) for Rental Property 2022

Reading Time: 8 minutes In January 2020, the government announced the much-anticipated introduction of mandatory electrical safety inspections for private landlords. The new regulations, titled The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector […]

Natalie Deakin

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Property Law 5 min read

Contractual Tenancy or AST – What’s the Difference?

Reading Time: 5 minutes In our previous article ‘Tenancy or Licence’, we saw in the case of Street v Mountford 1985 that a court will look at the facts to establish what type of […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 5 min read

Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutes The problem At the point a Section 21 is served, there is a potential for a tenant to find themselves homeless. People in employment or not in receipt of benefits […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 5 min read

Welsh Tenant Fee Ban 2019 – What Landlords Should Know

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Autumn Budget Statement in 2016 said that Westminster intended to ban tenant fees. This ban came into effect in England from 1 June 2019. Wales, with its devolved housing […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 16 min read

Tenant Fee Ban 2019: Everything You Need To Know

Reading Time: 16 minutes The new Tenant Fee Ban legislation, over two years in the gestation, has finally received Royal Assent with the majority coming into force on the 1 June 2019. Although the […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 5 min read

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation Act) 2019

Reading Time: 5 minutes It is unusual for a Private Members’ bill to become law, but this is what has happened in 2019 to MP Karen Buck’s bill, the Fitness for Human Habitation Act […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 5 min read

Hotel Records Order 1972 For Landlords

Reading Time: 5 minutes You have completed your Right to Rent checks, all the adults in the property have passed the checks and moved into the property, however, you receive a fine from The […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 12 min read

Tenant Abandonment and the Law

Reading Time: 12 minutes For many landlords across the UK, tenant abandonment is a serious and vulnerable area of letting a property. At the current time, the law does not recognise any form of […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 3 min read

The new HMO property laws and buy to let

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is a HMO? House in multiple occupation, or HMO, is a property shared by a number of unrelated people on a room basis. They used to be referred to […]

Shannon Hall

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Property Law 5 min read

EPCs for listed buildings – exemptions explained

Reading Time: 5 minutes The requirement to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is now over 10 years old and an increase in energy efficiency standards is on the horizon. EPCs for listed buildings […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 5 min read

Suspended Possession Orders

Reading Time: 5 minutes Understanding suspended possession orders For the vast majority of landlords, their tenancies end amicably or not so amicably upon the expiry of a tenant’s notice or a landlord’s section 21 […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 4 min read

Energy Performance Certificates – 10 years on

Reading Time: 4 minutes In August 2007, Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced as part of the now defunct Home Information Packs under Part 5 of the Housing Act 2004. Initially brought in for […]

Jonathan Daines

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Property Law 6 min read

Deregulation Act 2015 – 1 October 2018 (England)

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Deregulation Act 2015 came into force on 1 October 2015 affecting both landlords and tenants regarding deposits, retaliatory evictions and section 21 notices. Three years on and 1 October […]

Jonathan Daines

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