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How to Rent Guide – An urgent update

How to Rent Guide – An urgent update

You will be aware that a new How to Rent Guide was published by MHLG (Ministry of Housing and Local Government) on 26th June 2018.  As you are always required to provide the current version for any new tenancy this is the version you should have been providing from...
Money Laundering – The New Regulations

Money Laundering – The New Regulations

New Regulations (The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017) came into force on 26th June 2017. They continue to apply to estate agents as a regulated sector. However the general obligations, including...
Quoting Rents – Advice from Trading Standards

Quoting Rents – Advice from Trading Standards

When advertising properties for sharers there are two areas where advertising could be regarded as misleading: Quoting the rent on a weekly basis when in fact the rent is payable per calendar month.  It is not unreasonable for an applicant looking at a rent quoted at...
Applicant Safety on Viewings

Applicant Safety on Viewings

A woman fell 30ft into a well on a viewing resulting in the estate agent being fined £200,000 + expenses The Wiltshire estate agent pleaded guilty last week at Swindon magistrates court to a charge of breaching the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act for failure to...
Amended Section 8 Notice

Amended Section 8 Notice

Due to the addition of Ground 7B to Section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 (as amended) to accommodate the requirements under the Immigration Act 2016 the Section 8 (Form 3) has been updated. Please make sure that if you do serve Section 8 notices you are using the latest...
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