The Stone Foundation seeking new CEO

The Stone Foundation is a charity (set up 2015) to help people moving on from supported housing to gain confidence and life skills. They also provide and manage supported housing across Suffolk. They are looking for a new Chief Executive Officer with a wide knowledge and understanding of Landlord & Tenant legislation and the Voluntary

Recording of HMO webinar by Fosters & Supporting Refugees

The recording of the HMO webinar by Gurpal Singh and Serena Djiakouris of Foster’s Solicitors held on 31st January is now available. If you would like to listen to this or have a recap, the recording of the meeting can be found here – HMOsand the Passcode is   5V*ZCiLiPlease note you will have to type

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Notice periods, HHSRS survey, EICRs

Six month notice periods for possession extended to 31st May 2021 The Government has announced that the requirement for landlords to provide 6-month notice periods to tenants before they start court proceedings will be extended until at least 31st May. HHSRS national survey launched The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) was developed in

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News – Bailiff evictions & Southend Selective Licensing,

This will be a regular news update for members in order to keep up with changes in legislation and relevant news items for landlords. Extension to bailiff evictions There has been an extension to the ban on bailiff evictions, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced on 14 February 2021. The ban on bailiff evictions – which

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News update 1st February 2021

Breathing Space The Debt Respite Scheme, (also known as Breathing Space), will come into force on 4th May. This legislation temporarily stops landlords from chasing tenants for unpaid debts by offering a period of time to find a solution to their financial problems. There are two types of breathing space that a tenant may enter into:

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The PM has confirmed the Government will bring in emergency legislative measures to protect tenants unable to cover rent owing to the loss of household income attributable to the coronavirus. It is not yet clear what this will mean in practice, however it obviously suggests that landlords will be prevented from seeking eviction for the

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards and EPC requirements

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) Regulations 2015 introduced from 1st April 2018 states that properties having a new tenancy would require an EPC rating of ’E’ or above. As from 1st April 2020 existing tenancies will need to comply unless a valid exemption has been registered. However, this applies to properties which are legally

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Is there any value in a property inspection?

First of all what is a property inspection?   A property inspection is where the property landlord or their representative conducts a visit (or visits) during the life of a tenancy. The number of visits will relate to the length of the tenancy and concerns the landlord has. Once during the tenancy of one year is