Mon 05 Jun 2017
The Housing and Planning Act 2016 became law in May 2016 and is due to be put in practice in 2017. It covers four crucial points for landlords:
1) electrical safety - Experts believe regulations will make Portable Appliance Tests and electrical safety checks on wiring compulsory, with penalties for non-compliance.
2) client money protection - Parliament is currently looking at the issue of client money protection and legislation stating landlords or their agents must use an accredited scheme for holding client money.
3) banning orders - rules permitting 12-month bans for rogue landlords are predicted.
4) rent repayment - landlords who let a property illegally could be subjectd to a penalty of having to repay up to 12 months rent to tenants under the Rent Repayment Orders act
"Hi there, I'm not sure if you accepted feedback but I just had to comment. I've been to many viewings now with all different letting agencies etc. I have to say the viewing I had today with Kim was the nicest one yet. Most viewings I've been to recently, the agent didn't show me around, didn't really explain anything, some hadn't even looked round the houses themselves. In my experience too, they have been intimidating etc. Kim however, was absolutely lovely, and she took time and care showing me round the property which was a refreshing change! So just wanted to say thank you. :) "