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How to Ensure Your Estate Agency Business Complies with Consumer Protection Legislation

A range of consumer protection laws apply to estate agents, lettings agents and property managers. In this blog post we look at the laws that apply and the steps agents and managers can take to ensure compliance.What are the relevant consumer protection laws?The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 prohibit b ... Continue reading

Changes to Permitted Development Rights for Commercial Property

On 15 April The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development)(England) Order 2015 came into force, introducing new permitted development rights. The changes are designed to promote growth in the economy by allowing land and buildings to be put to the most appropriate use. What are the new permitted developm ... Continue reading

Troublesome Tenants

Troublesome Tenants: What can Landlords Do?Sometimes even the most careful Landlord will encounter a “Problem Tenant”. If this happens, the Landlord needs to take prompt action. Leaving an issue unresolved will usually only make matters worse. For the purposes of this post, we are looking at a short-term letting of residential p ... Continue reading

Landlords Beware: Law on Residential Tenancy Deposits May Affect You

Are you aware that, following a Court ruling in December 2014, Residential Tenancy Deposits must be protected in an approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme even if they were received before the Tenancy Deposit legislation came into force in April 2007? Landlords will be unable to serve a valid Section 21 Notice to obtain possession of a ... Continue reading

Housing Health & Safety Rating System (HHSRS)

The Housing Health & Safety Rating System (HHSRS) applies to residential properties in England and Wales. Under the HHSRS, local authorities must identify “hazards” affecting properties in their area and take enforcement action as necessary. The HHSRS has been in place since 2006 but a government survey of private landlords ... Continue reading

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