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Compliance update - Repairs

Compliance update - Repairs
Landlords have a responsibility to maintain their property for their tenant to live comfortably. Tenants have a duty to care for the property they are living in and to promptly report any faults or damage to the landlord.
A landlord must care for the property's structure and its exterior, such as replacing fallen roof tiles or repainting the front of the house. ...

Council properties - let's restore their reputation!

Council properties - let's restore their reputation!
Whilst often not the most architecturally charming, properties originally built by the council can make sound investments and happy homes.
Council properties have existed in their current format since the early twentieth century. Local councils built properties for those on lower incomes so that they did not have to live in sub-standard ...

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, ...