Gas Safety Week 2018

  Did you know it’s Gas Safety Week this week? If you’re a private landlord, know your gas safety responsibilities and protect your tenants. > GAS SAFETY INFORMATION FOR LANDLORDS < If you’re a tenant, don’t forget your landlord needs to supply you with a Landlord’s…

Licensing changes to tackle poor housing conditions

Important local housing update for private landlords & tenants, via North Somerset Council News: Changes in national housing legislation designed to improve standards in privately rented properties come into effect in North Somerset later this year. Houses in multiple occupation, known as HMOs, are properties…

NEW CRITERIA FOR MANDATORY HMO LICENSING

Via the Property Tribes Landlord Network. Mary Latham – 5 hours ago: CALL TO ACTION – HMO licensing changes  There are serious implications for HMO landlords who do not obtain a Mandatory HMO LICENCE, under the new criteria announced on 23rd February, BY 1st October 2018…

UK Housing Law Update

From April 6th 2017, local councils have been given two new powers as part of the Housing and Planning Act 2016. This briefing will provide you with an overview of the new Civil Penalties and the significantly strengthened Rent Repayment Orders. If you would like more…

Do you know whether your property is an HMO?

The very complicated world of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) often reveals that the most law-abiding landlords are totally unaware that their property falls under the HMO umbrella. These landlords are risking huge fines and possible rent re-payments if they are running an HMO, even if…