Author: Will Ravenhill

What should landlords look for in a Leicester letting agent?

If you’re a busy landlord that can’t devote a lot of time to managing properties (maybe it’s not your full time job) then a local Leicester letting agent could be the answer to ensure that both you and your tenant(s) are happy. If you’re a first-time landlord then working with a letting agent such as… Read more »

How landlords can meet the minimum EPC rating

As you’re already aware, from 1st April 2018 landlords will have to ensure that their rental property has a minimum EPC rating of E. These new regulations apply to new lets and tenancy renewals. You could be fined thousands of pounds if you breach these regulations unless you are exempt. If your property has an EPC… Read more »

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Right to Rent Checks

Are Right to Rent Checks for everyone? Yes! Except for underage children that is. But even then, you need to check their age, particularly if they are a teenager, just to be sure they really are under 18 (and keep a copy of the proof). It’s important to know who is applicable for Right to… Read more »

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Deregulation Act 2015 & Retaliatory Evictions

Huh? What’s the Deregulation Act 2015 & how does it affect me? Deregulation Act 2015 & Retaliatory Evictions is a mouthful and doesn’t mean very much to the average Landlord or tenant. As experienced Leicester letting agents we’re here to guide you through legislation and act as your jargon buster! So here goes… The aim: To… Read more »

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Landlord’s gas safety responsibilities

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 outlines that all UK landlords are legally responsible for the gas safety of their properties and tenants.  This is to ensure all gas appliances (both fixed and portable), fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe. Landlords renting out a property with gas appliances have 3 main responsibilities:… Read more »

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Legionella and landlords’ responsibilities

What is Legionella? Legionnaires’ is a pneumonia-like (potentially fatal) disease commonly caused by the inhalation of small droplets of contaminated water. What must landlords do? Landlords must assess and control the risk of exposure of tenants to Legionella to ensure the safety of their tenants, but this does not require an in-depth detailed assessment. Control… Read more »