Housing Advice for landlords
On 1st October 2015 the 'Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations' came into effect. (Plus, free smoke alarms became available for landlords.)
Changes to the Section 21 Notices in England
The Redress Scheme (England) Order 2014 came into force on the 1st October 2014 and made it a legal requirement for all letting agents and property managers in England.
The introduction of the Deregulation Act 2015 which received Royal Assent on 27th March 2015, has changed the law regarding how landlords can use Section 21 notices.
Using guidance issued by the DCLG, based on research by the University of Warwick, council officers rate each individual hazard present within a dwelling on a pre-determined scale.
The majority of private rented tenants are assured shorthold tenants. They can only be evicted in certain circumstances and landlords must follow certain rules and procedures.
As a landlord you must put the deposit in a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme (TDP) if you let your property on an assured shorthold tenancy that started after 6 April 2007.
The Housing Act 2004 introduced a way in which local authorities (councils) assess housing conditions in England and Wales
Vacant dwellings can often have a seriously detrimental effect upon the condition and value of adjoining properties and on the local community.
Craven District Council is committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of all residents who live in 'Houses in Multiple Occupation'.
Accommodation certificates are required by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate of the Home Office and by the British High Commission in the relevant country.