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68,000 Homes Risked Gas Alerts Last Year

Gas is a killer that property owners need to take seriously to save lives – with 68,000 private and rented homes involved in fires, explosions and gas poisonings in the past year (2021).

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Cost of Living Crisis May Set Off Arrears Tsunami

Around 80 per cent of letting agents fear the cost of living crisis sparked by considerable rises in energy bills will significantly impact private lettings and could trigger a tsunami of arrears.

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Wales Meet Up – Prepare for Occupation Contracts

We are pleased to announce that we will hold a meet-up in Wales on 18 October 2022, primarily about preparing for conversion to the new occupation contracts.

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New Websites Available for Testing

We are thrilled to announce our new website is available for testing today (22 September 2022).

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Right to Rent Checks Update From 1 October 2022

During the coronavirus pandemic, right-to-rent identification checks could be carried out using a digital copy of the applicant’s acceptable documents. The person granting the occupation could then check the person’s ID via live video call.

From 01 October 2022, the digital documents element of this process is no longer permitted. An applicant must now provide the original document in person to the agent or landlord to complete the check, but this can still be via a video call.

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Buy to Let Safety Rules Changing 1 October 2022

Buy to let landlords must fit carbon monoxide alarms in rooms lived in by tenants with a fixed combustion appliance from October 1 2022.

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Mortgages in Limbo as Pound Plunges

Mortgages are drying up as lenders puzzle over how the pound dropping like a stone against the dollar will impact interest rates and house prices.

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Labour Wants Yet Another Rent Reform Bill

Labour plans a massive reboot of the private rented sector if the party wins the 2024 General Election.

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