Category Archive: Legislation

Feb 25

Fair Wear and Tear Guidelines

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As of April this year, new rules will permit a tax deduction for the cost of replacement furniture, for example. But the Association of Taxation Technicians says that the current draft legislation is still open to confusion and misreading https://www.lettingagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2016/2/hmrc-must-help-over-new-wear-and-tear-allowance-says-tax-body  

Feb 25

Energy Information for Tenants

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A recent report concludes that landlords, local authorities and energy companies need to better co-ordinate their efforts to identify vulnerable tenants who will most benefit from energy efficiency improvements. To tackle the problem the All Party Parliamentary Group for the private rented sector is calling for incentives for landlords to implement energy efficiency improvements through …

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Feb 16

Blind Safety Regulations 2014

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Do your internal blinds meet the 2014 Blind Safety regulations? The AIIC advise that “…as of 1st October 2014 all pull cords for all blinds (whether old or newly fitted) must be 1 ½ meters from the floor to avoid posing a health and safety issue. Any blind that has cords that form a loop …

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Feb 09

Smoke Detectors and CO Alarms

These are now mandatory in every rental property in England: Smoke Detectors – required to be installed on every floor in the hallway, landing or corridor, even if these areas only lead to a bathroom as this is classed as a habitable area. Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms – these need to be installed in every …

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Feb 01

Right to Rent scheme rolls out nationally

Were you aware of this new legislation? Do you know how it could affect you? Landlord News has a closer look   Right To Rent rolls out nationally TODAY