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The how to rent booklet has been updated

The How To Rent Booklet – Update January 2018 The How to Rent Booklet was updated by the Government yesterday, and the version which should now be sent is dated January 2018. This is the version which should now be used moving forward:- https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/674299/How_to_Rent_Jan_18.pdf We have previously blogged about the How to Rent Booklet here:- […]

New EPC Regulations coming into force from 1 April 2018 – what do Landlords need to do?

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) come into force on from 1 April 2018. Properties rented out in the private sector will be required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with a minimum energy performance rating of ‘E’. It will be unlawful to rent out a property which [...]

DPS – Prescribed Information

The Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) are in the process of moving all their accounts to a ‘new system’. If you protect your deposit or deposits via the DPS, this is something you need to be aware of. In particular, when serving the prescribed information. In order to have correctly served the prescribed information for deposits […]

Court Clarifies When Facts Known by Junior Employees are to be Treated as ‘Known’ by the Employer

Businesses that entrust specific tasks to employees should make sure their policies, procedures and training require them to pass on health and safety-related facts they become aware of when carrying out those tasks to more senior managers. This is because any such facts will be treated as 'known' by the company as a whole if [...]