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eviction notices increase to 6 months

Landlords’ notice periods have been increased from two months to six months permanently in Wales.

25th February 2021

This is one of the several changes to legislation in Wales as part of The Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill which also includes an extension of the minimum contract length from 6 months to 12 months.  The Welsh Government says it wants to give tenants more protection, stability and security in their homes, and so […]

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investor in people

The Seraph Group awarded Investors In People

19th February 2021

We have some amazing news to share! Our people are our most valuable commodity and are central to the success of our organisation. It’s found that organisations that lead, support and develop their workforce are 17% more productive and 21% more profitable. The accreditation is recognised in 66 countries around the world and therefore is […]

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National Apprenticeship

Seraph celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

12th February 2021

Seraph Property Management has taken an active approach to an Apprenticeship Programme since 2015. More recently Seraph have partnered with Gower College, Swansea to facilitate an Apprenticeship Programme. We are pleased to have a 100% retention rate with all of our apprentices and that they are progressing their careers within the business. National Apprenticeship week […]

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Leasehold changes in England

Leasehold charges to be changed

21st January 2021

These changes affect England only Recent changes to leasehold in block and estate management means that millions of leaseholders will be given a new right to extend their lease by 990 years and reduce their ground rent to zero. The government has announced this in a move it says will make homeownership fairer and more […]

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EWS1 forms not needed for buildings without cladding

EWS1 Forms no longer required for buildings without cladding

11th January 2021

Block Management has seen a change in direction, as it has recently been announced that leaseholders of apartments in buildings without cladding will no longer require an EWS1 form to sell or re-mortgage their property. This agreement has been made between the Government, RICS and BSA in a wider effort to support homeowners who have […]

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eviction ban for the private rented sector

Eviction Ban extended in England and Wales

8th January 2021

For landlords and tenants in the private rented sector, the eviction ban, that was due to come to an end on 11th January 2021, has now been extended until at least 21st February 2021 for England and until the 31st March 2021 for Wales. The original ‘Christmas Truce’ which prohibited any evictions over the Christmas […]

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Block Maintenance during Winter

23rd December 2020

We have recently written about simple winter checks you can do for your property, but how can you prepare your block for winter? As both property and block managers, Seraph can help tenants, landlords, residents and leaseholders to prepare for winter in any home Having a Planned Maintenance Programme (PMP) Seraph would always recommend that […]

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EPC committments in the private rented sector

Consultation open for Energy Performance upgrades in the Private Rented Sector

22nd December 2020

There is currently a consultation open in regards to the government’s commitment to upgrade homes in the private rented sector (PRS) to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030, where it is practical, cost-effective and affordable. The consultation is to set out some policy proposals in order to help achieve this commitment. […]

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