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Update on COVID-19

The impact of the COVID-19 virus on our everyday lives, not just here in the UK but on a world-wide basis, has been unprecedented. As the virus tightens its grip, we are all adjusting to a very different way of life. For most of us, that now means a virtual lockdown...

The Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD)

On the 10th January 2020 5MLD will take effect in the UK. Letting agents that facilitate rent transactions in excess of €10,000 (around £8,500) calendar month will be subject to The Fifth Money Laundering Directive. All tenancy agreements with a rent is excess of...

Retaining tenants longer

Every landlord has their own expectations and may look for something different when it comes to tenants. However, all landlords agree that the longer a tenant remains in their rental property, the more comfortable life is for them. After all, if you have a good tenant...

Tenancy deposit & Holding deposit caps

As discussed in the last blog, The Tenant Fees Act comes into force from 1 June 2019. This will make it illegal for landlords and letting agents to charge certain fees in connection with a tenancy. The only payments that can be charged are rent, a refundable tenancy...

Tenant fees ban

Landlords and letting agents in England are set to be banned from charging tenants letting fees from 1st June this year. What are the new letting fees rules in England? At the moment, tenants can be charged admin fees – such as tenancy renewal fees, referencing fees...

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force from 20th March, 2019. What is the Act? The purpose of the Act is to improve standards by putting an obligation on landlords (or agents acting on their behalf) to keep a rental property, including...

Rising minimum energy efficiency standards

From 1st April 2018, it became law that a property could not be newly let or a tenancy renewed unless the energy rating on the EPC was ‘E’ or above. With that extending to all existing tenancies from April 2020, if your rented property is currently rated ‘F’ or ‘G’,...


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