Avoid a compliance fine of up to £5,000 from October 2015

New Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 came to force on 1 st  October 2015.   The purpose of the new regulation is for landlords to ensure fire safety in the properties they let as well as eradicate carbon monoxide poisoning and prevent over 25...


George Osborne's new rules impacting properties for let

Following the General Election in May, the Chancellor held a Budget on 8 July 2015. Include within the Budget announcement, there were two issues that will affect property owners letting their properties. New rules are to be introduced on the deduction of finance costs on rented...


Need your property back? Here's what you need to do

Private landlords must follow strict procedures for an assured shorthold tenant to be lawfully evicted from their property. On 1 October 2015 certain elements of the Deregulation Act 2015 came into force. This will affect Landlords who are contemplating evicting their...


Landlords to verify the immigration status of tenants

Under section 22 of the Immigration Act 2014 a landlord should not authorise an adult to occupy their property as their only or main home under a residential tenancy agreement unless the adult is a British citizen, or EEA or Swiss national, or has a “right to rent” in...