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Tenancy Builder updated with new digital signing
Tenancy Builder Updated With New Electronic Signing

We have introduced a couple of major updates to the Tenancy Builder. The first is that there is a new integrated digital signing provider offering improvements. Second is that the guarantor forms have been updated by removing the witness element.

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UK street - rogue landlords
Rogue Landlords – a Look at the Stats

It seems landlords aren’t the rogues, swindlers, and crooks that politicians and councils paint them.

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Occupation Contracts and Converted Tenancies (Wales)

Here we discuss occupation contracts and converted tenancies under The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (RH(W)A).

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Smoke and CO Alarms and Electrics (Wales)

Important: our series of technical guidance, including this one, will constantly change as we find new things hidden in the legislation. There are also many sub-regulations yet to be published.

18/03/22: updated electrical part and in particular, written confirmation of work.

Continuing with our technical guidance, another significant change introduced by the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (“the Act”) aligns with England for fitness for human habitation, smoke and CO alarms and electrical safety reports.

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Fitness for Habitation and Repairing Obligations (Wales)

Important: our series of technical guidance, including this one, will constantly change as we find new things hidden in the legislation. There are also many sub-regulations yet to be published.

Under section 91 Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (the Act), the landlord of a fixed term made for less than seven years or a periodic standard contract must ensure that the dwelling is fit for human habitation both at the start of the contract and its duration.

Section 92 of the Act contains the repairing obligations of a landlord.

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Face-to-Face Training for Renting Homes Act (Wales)
Face-to-Face Training for Renting Homes Act (Wales)

Training for Professionals is to provide face-to-face training in various parts of Wales during April 2022 for the new Renting Homes (Wales) Act.

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Rent Controls
Rent Controls Pledge From Minister

A short, terse statement from the government has cleared up policy on rent controls for landlords in England.

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