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Rental reform white paper

Rental Reform White Paper

17th June 2022

The promised Rental Reform white paper was released by the government this week. It lays out all the areas of the private rental sector that the government aims to improve through legislation. Rental reforms were a central part of the Conservative manifesto, as they aimed to make renting both fairer for tenants and easier for […]

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EPC rules are changing for landlords in 2025

EPC rules are changing for landlords in 2025

10th June 2022

For landlords renting out properties in the coming years, the rules surrounding the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating are being tightened. With the government starting to take its climate commitment seriously it’s raising the minimum EPC rating a rented property can have. So, we want to make sure that landlords know what these changes are […]

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renting homes wales act delayed

Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 Delayed

31st May 2022

Landlords and property managers concerned with the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 will be pleased to hear that the implementation of the act has been delayed. This comes after months of calls from the residential lettings sector to postpone the law changes as many of the changes that they need to comply with still haven’t […]

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Renting Homes Wales Act

Renting Homes Wales Act – Webinar with Douglas Haig

26th May 2022

With the Renting Homes Wales Act coming into effect on the 15th of July 2022, property managers have. Although this piece of legislation has been in the works since 2016 it was only this year that all the specifics have been finalised and released to the public. Managing Director Douglas Haig will be hosting an […]

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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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Building safety bill

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 alarm

Carbon Monoxide, Fire, and Electrical Safety Requirements in Wales

29th April 2022

** PLEASE NOTE THE WELSH GOVERNMENT DELAYED THIS LEGISLATION AND WILL NOW TAKE EFFECT FROM 1ST DECEMBER 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 […]

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