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Building Safety Bill in Wales - FAQ

Building Safety Bill in Wales – FAQ

17th May 2022

Leaseholders of high-rise properties that enquired for information about the Building Safety Bill will be happy to hear that more information has been released about the Bill in Wales. Over the weekend we received further information from the Welsh Minister for Climate Change Julie James about what effect the bill will have in Wales. So […]

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The Building Safety Bill

10th May 2022

Leaseholders in high-rise apartments will be relieved, after years of debate following the Grenfell tower tragedy, the Building Safety Bill has gained royal assent. The 262-page act will become law in England and Wales and aims to protect the rights of leaseholders living in high-rise buildings and ensure that high-rises are constructed and maintained to […]

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Self-managing

Benefits of using an agent over self-managing

6th May 2022

If you are considering block management and are a leaseholder, you may have thought about whether to self-manage or appoint an agent. This could be due to a bad experience with a previous block managing agent or if you are looking to save costs on block management. However, there are a large number of factors […]

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Carbon Monoxide, Fire, and Electrical Safety Requirements by 15 July 2022

29th April 2022

Under the Renting Homes Wales Act (2016) new regulations regarding electrical, fire, and carbon monoxide (CO) safety are being introduced. The act clarifies which rooms require a CO detector and who is responsible for their installation and maintenance. Additionally, it changes when smoke alarms and electrical safety certificates need to be checked and renewed.  There […]

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The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022

26th April 2022

With the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 recently gaining royal assent, changes are being made to the way that ground rents work. The aims of the reform were to curtail leaseholders being charged excessively high ground rents on their properties. This act is the first of two pieces of legislation aimed at making conditions […]

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Homes for Ukraine Scheme

25th April 2022

Landlords and homeowners are seeking ways to help regarding the devastating military conflict that is taking place in Ukraine. At the time of writing over 5 million people have been forced to flee Ukraine with most trying to find refuge in European countries. As a response to this, the British government has set up the […]

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Second homeowner tax changes

Second homeowners tax (England)

22nd April 2022

The way that taxes are levied against second homes in England is being changed and could see second homeowner costs rise. These changes were aimed at closing tax loopholes for second homeowners and encouraging properties to be brought back into full-time residential use. Here we will discuss what these tax changes are, and what effects […]

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Leaseholders cladding removal changes

14th April 2022

The Secretary of State for Levelling up, Michael Gove, has unveiled new measures to protect leaseholders from the excessive costs of cladding removal. The measures aim to shift the costs of the removals onto property developers and building owners. Here we will go over what these changes mean and how cladding changes will affect leaseholders […]

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