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Changes affecting ASTs in England On 5 th February 2015, the Government announced changes proposed by the Deregulation Bill 2015. The Deregulation Bill intends to restrict a landlord’s ability to rely on a notice ending residential assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) under Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.   What this means for Section 21 Notices
Landlords are now responsible for ensuring their property in risk assessed for the control of Legionella. We will shortly be contacting all landlords to arrange assessments. For the full report please click here.
The need for good letting agents keeping across health and safety legisaltion has been made by a Shelter survey which claims that 10 per cent of landlords are unable to confirm their tenants are living in a gas safe home.   Results from research conducted on behalf of the homelessness charity and British Gas,  also show that 14 per cent of landlords apparently do not...
Two landlords have been fined after a four-month-old baby and both his parents were taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning. Mehboob and Suraiya Bobat were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation found four gas appliances at a property in Bolton were unsafe, and that they had failed to arrange an annual gas safety check as the law...
A cross party group of MPs and peers is today calling for a full scale review of all regulations affecting the private rented sector. In particular, it wants letting agents to be subject to the same regulation as estate agents, so that they can be banned from the industry. The  All Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector says it is an “anomaly” that...

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