Government consultation for Longer Tenancies

A minimum tenancy term of three years is being proposed by Government. The longer tenancies, have been proposed by the housing, communities and local government secretary, James Brokenshire, in a consultation paper published on Monday 2nd July. The consultation document can be found here and will close on 26th August 2018 The online survey can

HMO licensing update Gt Yarmouth

An update for members on the proposal for Selective Licensing of properties in Great Yarmouth is that Paul Cunningham, our Great Yarmouth Branch Chairman has compiled a document in response to Gt Yarmouth council consultation on Selective Licencing. This can be viewed here Again, we urge members to reply this consultation which ends on Friday, 24th

Warm Homes Fund – First time central heating funding opportunity

Suffolk’s local authorities have been successful in being awarded a substantial grant from the Warm Homes Fund, which was set up using part of the proceeds from the sale of National Grid’s majority stake in its gas distribution business, to fund both mains gas and oil fired central heating systems to over 500 households over

Derek Leach

Sadly, Derek Leach passed away on 24th June after a short illness. For those of you who don’t know, Derek was the font of all knowledge in the ELA Office from 1998-2010, he will be very sadly missed by all who knew him.  

Our Landlords Guide to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

From 25 May 2018 all landlords need to ensure they are compliant with GDPR, this is a new legislation replacing the Data Protection Act, it has created new responsibilities for Landlords and businesses nationwide. As a landlord you of course keep lots of records containing your tenant’s personal details such as their names, addresses and