The Government’s new breathing space period will freeze interest, fees and enforcement for people in problem debt, with further protections for those in mental health crisis treatment and this will apply to any rent arrears owed by tenants to landlords in England.more
The Government’s new breathing space period will freeze interest, fees and enforcement for people in problem debt, with further protections for those in mental health crisis treatment and this will apply to any rent arrears owed by tenants to landlords in England.
Following clear guidance by the Government and our regulatory bodies ARLA Propertymark, NAEA and The Guild of Property Professionals, Ashington Page will continue to work adhering to strict health and safety guidelines and we welcome the opportunity to continue to find people homes in the Beaconsfield area.
With over 170 pieces of legislation covering landlords in the private rental sector, you can face hefty fines or penalties if you breach your obligations. Here are some of the common laws and the penalties for landlords who do not comply.
New rules for businesses and citizens from 1 January 2021.
As we prepare to leave the EU, the Right to Rent in the UK legislation will be changing. EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals have until the end of the year to apply to continue living and renting in the UK after 31st December 2020. Citizens from other countries also need to comply, namely – Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Ireland.
Applications can be done online, please go to https://www.gov.uk/staying-uk-eu-citizen
This is a very important process and we urge all Landlords to check their records.
From June 2021 Tenants from the EU and countries listed above will need to produce evidence of their Right to Rent or Landlords will be forced to serve a Section 8 Ground 7B through the courts.
The property inventory, schedule of condition, check-in and check-out reports are often the most important documents a landlord or a tenant will have for their rental property. Find out about the Ashington Page inventory service here.
When you are a tenant in a rental property, you have a legal responsibility to ‘act in a tenant like manner’ which means attending to jobs which keep the property in good working order. Below we offer our advice for your quick tenant overhaul before the cold Winter weather kicks in!
Ashington Page are continuously seeking ways to improve its services across the board of clients and their specific needs and we feel that we should now be offering a deposit replacement scheme to our tenants and landlords to help cashflow and the economy.
Within the next two to three years the introduction of mandatory Licensing for all sales and lettings agents will be brought into the sector. Any employee within an estate or letting company who has direct contact with customers, whether simply accompanying a viewing, to negotiating offers will be required to complete an Ofqual regulated qualification to practice their work.