Residential Landlords

Changes to Assured Shorthold Tenancy Rules

Important changes have come into force for all Assured Shorthold Tenancies (or AST’s) entered into after 1 st October 2015 as a result of the Deregulation Act 2015. A summary is set out below. At the outset of the tenancy, all landlords must provide: Gas safety certificate Energy Performance...

New Fire Alarm Law Introduced to Protect Tenants

From 1 st October, a new law requires private landlords to fit properties with smoke alarms. The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 requires a fire alarm to be fitted on each floor of a property which contains a room wholly or partly used as living accommodation. A carbon...

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations

Landlords should take note of the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations which come into force on 1 st October 2015. For all tenancies entered into from the 1 st October, Landlords must ensure a smoke alarm is fitted on each storey of the property. A carbon monoxide alarm must also...

More Obligations for Landlords as the Government Tries to Crack Down on Illegal Immigrants

The Government has announced an intention to introduce legislation to force landlords to evict immigrants from rented properties without the need for a court order, as would be the case at the moment, soon after they are notified by the Home Office that the tenant no longer has the right to live in...