The new regulations, if implemented, mean new tenancies from 1st July 2020 must comply. All tenancies must comply, including those granted before 1st July 2020, by 1st April 2021. The Electrical Safety Regulations will require private landlords to ensure electrical safety standards in the 2018 edition of the IET wiring regulations (BS7671:2018) are met, whenever
Although the responsibility of the tenant and landlord should be outlined in the tenancy agreement, there may be times where this is subject to change and the landlord may wish to inspect the property. A landlord must be sure that their investment is being cared for properly and if they suspect this is not the
The following are some queries we have received from members about holding deposits, tenancy deposits and other fees. Can I ask a tenant to pay for gardening services? No. You cannot require a tenant to pay for gardening unless this has been included as part of the rent. If a tenant paid a tenancy deposit
You have your biggest asset, your rental property and are able to conduct the viewings yourself. One of the most annoying aspects of finding a new tenant is the time-wasting that comes along with it, especially if you’re not vigilant from the start. Prepare the property before a viewing: A clean and tidy property will
One of the ELA Directors, Jake Parker, contributed, (pages 22-25), to this useful guide “East Suffolk – UC – A Guide for Private Landlords – April 2019” produced by East Suffolk Council and therefore some content specific to that council but it contains generic information useful for all.
One of our members, Brandon Taylor attends a Strategic Private Rented Sector Landlords meeting (which deals with Universal Credit) and the latest meeting was held on 20th June. We have a report on the contents of this meeting.
Through the Warm Homes Fund, Broadland District Council, are offering funding towards the cost of installing first time central heating and loft and cavity wall insulation in privately rented homes. For further details please go to this website link
Following its passage in the House of Lords, the Tenant Fees Bill has passed its final hurdle in Parliament. The tenant fees ban is now an inevitability, and agents & landlords need to continue with their preparations for a post-tenant fees world. The Bill will receive Royal Assent in the coming weeks, before being passed