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Champagne dah-ling!

Congratulations to Sarah Hayward, one of our post-valuation champagne prize draw winners! All of our clients who have a valuation carried out receive an email invitation to complete a post-property valuation survey to help us maintain the great customer service that we are known for. Thank you to everyone who provided us with valuable feedback,… 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 »

Lanlord advice on fire safety, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms

Fire Safety for Landlords – carbon monoxide and smoke alarms

On 11th March 2015 the Housing Minister announced that all rental properties require smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. The Government is increasing landlord responsibility to ensure a safer and better private rented sector. New regulations were passed by both Houses of Parliament on Monday 14th September 2015. The Changes: The Government has introduced the Smoke… 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 »