What you don’t know can cost you dearly. To be clear on all the latest rules for landlords from ARLA-qualified experts – lean on us.

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On 1st July 2020, EICR’s (Electrical Installation Condition Reports) are mandatory for new tenancies. If you breach the law, you could be ultimately fined up to £30,000. It really does pay to be in the know about the hundreds of different laws, rules and regulations which are constantly changing as being unaware could cost you thousands.

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Are you up-to-date?

Do you know the answer to the following three questions? If not, don’t worry, we are here to help.

Q1

On which date did the government last renew the 'How To Rent Guide?'

Q2

What could happen if you charge your tenants for being in rent arrears?

Q3

Do you know what could invalidate a section 21 (Form 6a) notice?

If you need the answers, they’re below. You can also get advice from our property management specialists.

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A1

29 July 2019. And this date changes regularly. This is important as it’s a statutory requirement to give the ‘How To Rent Guide’ to a tenant at the start of the tenancy, and again on the tenancy renewal if the document has been updated since. Failure to do so could mean that a section 21 notice is invalidated. What does this mean? You might not get back possession of your property when you need to.

A2

Since the Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force, you could get a whopping £5,000 fine. Plus, you wouldn’t be able to serve notice to end the tenancy until the prohibited charge has been paid back to the tenant. If you did it more than once, the fine can be up to £30,000, and include a ban on renting out property.

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Many, many things. Invalidating a section 21 (Form 6a) notice means you might not get back possession of your property when you need to. Common ways you can get caught out include having an expired compliance certificate, eg a gas safety one or an EPC, and not protecting the tenant’s deposit in a Tenancy Deposit Scheme within 30 days of the tenancy starting.

As highly experienced property managers, we keep ourselves constantly informed about the very latest laws, regulations and rules for landlords. They change all the time, so it can be a job in itself, but it is what we do after all. Let us know if you’d like us to lighten your load, and do all the work instead.

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