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Compliance update - Energy Performance Certificate

Compliance update - Energy Performance Certificate
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required for every property that is marketed for sale or to let. It is the property owner's responsibility to obtain an EPC and it must be provided before a tenancy agreement can begin or before contracts can be exchanged on a sale. An EPC is valid for ten years and is published on a public EPC Register so if ...

Thorgills October market insight

October Market Insight
As we look forward to 2018 every estate and letting agent has at the forefront of their minds the issue of the tenant fee ban that is due to be enforced. The draft bill proposes that tenants in England will no longer have to pay anything other than rent and a refundable deposit. As yet there is no set date, but agents must prepare to manage the impact on their businesses and ...

Compliance update - Right to Rent

Mansion flats - the European way of living
Over the last few years a new wave of property development has begun to spread throughout London and other large UK cities: Build to Rent. These properties remain under the ownership of the developer, who then rents them out in the normal way to professionals and young families. Given the recent changes to the way private landlords pay tax on their investments, ...

Great West Quarter building names

The Great West QuarterThe Great West Quarter is a modern development of apartments, built between 2005 and 2013 on a 12.5 acre urban brownfield site on the Great West Road in Brentford. Around 1000 apartments were built in 14 blocks with underground parking, a residents' gym, offices, hotel and retail units. With the exception of two newer blocks, Westgate House and Kew Eye Apartments, the rest of GWQ's blocks ...

Compliance update - Right to Rent

Compliance update - Right to Rent
The Right to Rent Code of Practice, part of the Immigration Act 2014, prohibits landlords from renting their property to people who do not have the right to stay in the UK. This is to ensure that those who are lawfully resident in the UK can access the limited amount of housing available. Landlords must carry out checks, or arrange for their agent to carry out checks, to ...