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Sprinklers Required in Wales

From 7 April 2011, all residential properties in Wales that are new build or converted after this date are required to have an automatic fire suppression system installed (sprinkler system). The legislation bringing in this requirement is the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011 and as the title suggests, the provisions only apply to ...

Fine for Newquay Landlord for HMO Management Breaches

At Bodmin Magistrates Court on 8 July 2011, Cornwall Council’s Private Sector Housing team successfully prosecuted Newquay landlord Karen Gamon of Toppers Hotel, 73 Mount Wise, Newquay for failing to comply with requirements of the Housing Act 2004 and the The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation Regulations. During inspection of the ...
Landlords Urged To Weed Out Cannabis Farms

Landlords Urged To Weed Out Cannabis Farms

Landlords and letting agents are in the front line of weeding out cannabis farms as criminal gangs increasingly turn rented homes and commercial properties into drug factories. Police are increasingly calling on landlords to regularly inspect their rental properties to catch the gangs. Drugs squad police are regular visitors to landlord ...
Draft Reply To Proposed Wales Code Of Conduct

Draft Reply To Proposed Wales Code Of Conduct

As previously reported, there is a consultation on the proposed code of practice which will accompany all licenses when the new registration and licensing regime starts in Wales (suggested October 2015 but as yet not confirmed). This code of practice is important because it will produce statutory burdens on all landlords and agents who let ...
Rent Smart Wales Announces First Approved Training Providers

Rent Smart Wales Announces First Approved Training Providers

The Guild of Residential Landlords has been approved as a training provider for Rent Smart Wales! Rent Smart Wales is the name given to the requirement to register and licence when renting property in Wales. From 23 November 2015, landlords and agents have 12 months to comply with the new legislation before it becomes an offence to let or ...