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RAAC – Does it affect my building?

9th October 2023

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) has lately been in the news, with over 100 buildings, mainly schools,  closing due to health and safety issues.  It is a building material used as an alternative to traditional concrete.  RAAC was formerly thought to be perfect for moulding into lighter, pre-formed concrete components, however the material has deteriorated, […]

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How to rent guide

New How to Rent Guide (England) published today

2nd October 2023

The Renting Checklist for tenants living in rented accommodation in England has been published today. The guide is for people who are renting a home privately under an assured shorthold tenancy, either direct from a landlord or through a letting agency. Most of it will also apply if you are a tenant living in a […]

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leasehold

A Guide to Living in Leasehold Flats

25th September 2023

Understanding leaseholds is important when living in a flat. It is in your best interests as a buyer or owner of a leasehold flat to fully understand the legal status of the ownership. What exactly do you possess, and what rights and liabilities do you have?  As leaseholds can be complex you will need to […]

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green homes

Greener homes update

7th August 2023

Sustainable and green housing is becoming more important as we discuss the climate crisis, here we look at how the housing sector can help with energy improvements, greener housing, retrofitting and more.   The UK Green Building Council, states that 80% of the buildings that will be in use by the year 2050 already exist […]

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Welsh Building Safety Programme

31st July 2023

The Minister for Climate Change, Julie James has shared an update on the process they are taking with Plaid Cymru to address building Safety in Wales.    The update covers seven important aspects, each with its own focus: Orphan Building Scheme Developer Work Plans and Remediation Timescale Access to Mortgages Social Sector in relations to […]

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Tenancy and Holding Deposits

Tenancy and Holding Deposits: What’s The Difference?

2nd June 2023

Each and every private landlord in the United Kingdom has surely heard of holding deposits and tenancy deposits. Do you nonetheless recognise the distinctions among the two? Although these are all payments given by tenants to landlords as a condition of a tenancy agreement, there are some crucial differences that all landlords ought to become […]

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Tenancy and Holding Deposits

Renters (Reform) Bill: Everything you need to know

30th May 2023

Landlords will now have seen the long-awaited Renters (Reform) Bill which has been released. It will be one of the most significant changes of England’s private rented sector in more than thirty years.  Whilst its still in its early phases, the legislative Bill will be proposed by the Government to the Parliament for consideration of […]

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Seraph property management landlord-tenant relationships

Landlord- Tenant Relationships: Here Are 6 Tips

26th May 2023

Being a landlord can be challenging at times, but focusing on building relationships with your tenants/contract holders is critical and might save you both money and time, so here are six recommendations to enjoy a successful landlord-tenant relationship, ranging from staying up-to-date on the newest legislations to having a clear and fair occupation contract/tenancy agreement. […]

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