New ‘How to Rent’ Guide

There is now an updated version of the ‘How to Rent’ guide: Landlords are required to provide this to tenants, along with a copy of the Energy Performance Certificate and if applicable a copy of the Gas Certificate. This is required for new tenancies commencing from 1st October 2015 and the document is updated from time to time. You can read the full guide here.

Simone Nicholson appointed as Marketing & Business Development Manager

We are delighted to announce Simone Nicholson has been appointed as Marketing & Business Development Manager, she joins us at an important time for the firm to support and enhance our business growth strategy. Read more

Universal Credit – House of Commons debate

The link below is for the televised House of Commons debate on Universal Credit and the pdf document Universal Credit – Hansard is the verbatim transcript.



As of 1st February 2016 Landlords are required to make checks that new tenants have the right to be in the UK.

See this update notice for further details – Rent to Rent Document Checks – a user guide


Changes to Section 21 possession notices from 1st October 2015

There are several changes which affect Landlords and the serving of Section 21 notices.

Click here –  outlined under the Deregulation Bill 2015

New Section 21 Notice


Smoke and CO Alarms – comes into effect 1 October 2015

Subject to Parliamentary approval, PRS landlords will be require to have a working smoke alarm on every floor of their rental properties, and a CO alarm in rooms where there is a solid fuel heating system. the alarms must be tested and in working order at the start of new tenancy.

This legislation will be enforced by the local authority, and penalties could be up to £5,000.

Fire Regulations CO and Alarms availability so far by Local Authority on allocation of Smoke Alarms and CO detectors