The First Homes Scheme Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced a new housing scheme, The First Homes. This is an initiative to allow people buy homes at a discount. The eligible first-time buyers will be able to save on average around £100,000. New homeowners will be able to start their new journey through the scheme that […]
Is an electrical certificate mandatory in my rental property? We get asked this a lot and up until recently, the answer has always been no. Well, things are about to change! To help you through that change, we have written a simple guide to ensure you know your responsibilities. What are my responsibilities as a […]
Temporary adjustments The government has published guidance on how to perform right to rent checks during the current pandemic outbreak. The rules governing these checks have been temporarily adjusted to help landlords stay safe. The new temporary changes come into force as of 30th March 2020. The adjustments are as follows: checks can now be […]
Top Tips for Working from Home The majority of the country has gone into lockdown this week, which means most people are working from home. Around 1.5 million people work from home on a regular basis and are well versed in how to cope. For those of you who have never worked from home before, […]
Benefits of Energy Saving Initiatives Cutting contributions to global warming and saving money seem like sound reasons to consider implementing steps to cut down on home energy usage. And yet, as a recent survey conducted by Citizens Advice and Energy Saving Trust shows, as many as one-third of British households have yet to make any […]
On 20th March an extension to Fitness for Human Habitation Act will be introduced. Anyone who signed a tenancy agreement before March 2019 will be able to use the Homes Act.
The Let Property Campaign targets landlords who have undeclared rental income. HMRC have been prompting them to come forward and fix their tax situation.
Housing Secretary tries to convince landlords to accept responsible pet owners as tenants. Does it mean that pets will be allowed in rented homes?
Following a consultation published back in February, the government has published tough new powers to crack down on bad practices. They will also be looking to make electrical safety checks mandatory.
On the 20th March 2019, the Fitness for Human Habitation Act 2018 came into force covering domestic rental property. What is the Fitness for Human Habitation Act? The fitness for human habitation act 2018 is designed to ensure that domestic rental properties meet the minimum standards required. The act also strengthens tenants means of redress […]