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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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NRLA wales manifesto for landlords

NRLA Wales Manifesto 2021

20th December 2020

The National Residential Landlords Association is a recent merger in which our MD, Douglas Haig is the Director for Wales.  Douglas Haig comments on the recent NRLA Manifesto “The importance of the private rented sector within Wales is talked about by the Welsh Government but rarely has it delivered changes to genuinely support landlords to […]

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maintenance checklist

Winter checks for your property

10th December 2020

Our winter checklist is for any landlords, tenants, or homeowners to help tackle the most common issues we experience over the winter period. We suggest these checks are done to help minimise maintenance disruptions over the festive period and to ensure your home is safe if you are going away. 1. Check your boiler Most […]

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tenant success story of tenant saver loan

First tenant approved for Tenant Loan Scheme

16th November 2020

Seraph Property Management is delighted to have helped the first tenant to be awarded the Tenant Saver Loan through one of the credit unions. One of our tenants has suffered the misfortune of Covid-19 and as a result, has been struggling to pay rent since the start of the pandemic. Our specialised rent arrears department […]

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swansea HMO license changes

Changes to HMO Licensing in Swansea areas

10th November 2020

An additional HMO Licensing scheme for the Castle, Uplands and the St Thomas areas of Swansea has been agreed by Swansea council on 4th November 2020 with the licensing policy taking effect from 15th February 2021. The additional HMO licensing will continue in the Castle and Uplands wards for a further five years and St […]

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building safety blog post

Building Safety Funding in Wales

3rd November 2020

The Welsh Government have published an open letter to developers in Wales, regarding high-rise properties. The Housing Minister, Julie James, addresses those concerns of leaseholders who do not feel confident their home is safe, worried about potential building defects and the consequential effect this could have on the broader, fire safety risks. They highlight that […]

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