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Summary of the changes affecting landlords and agents since 1st October 2015

We have written a series of blogs dealing with the important changes that all landlords and letting agents need to be aware of. These apply from 1st October 2015 and are therefore now in force.

There are various aspects to the changes that are summarised separately in each of the blogs below.

A new Section 21 Notice

Landlord and Agent Guide to Residential Possession & Eviction – factors to ensure a valid section 21 Notice

The requirement to provide EPC’s

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Gas Safety Certificates

How to Rent? The new booklet

Responding to Disrepair- preventing ‘retaliatory eviction’

Legionnaire’s Disease Assessments- whatever next?

Our blogs summarise the changes, key impacts and core requirements for landlords and letting agents. We are anticipating further changes later in 2015 and will keep you posted.

It is extremely important that landlords and letting agents comply with the new requirements as failure to do so will leave it impossible to serve a valid section 21 notice.

If you want us to draft and serve the notice then we offer a fixed fee of £200+VAT to review the tenancy and ensure the landlord’s compliance and then draft and serve the notice.

We hope our blogs on this and all topics are useful and by all means please forward their details to anyone else who may benefit from the content. We are also happy to discuss in house training to letting agents in which case simply contact us.

Finally don’t forget our free landlord advice line; 01273 761990 where we are always happy to discuss ad hoc problems with landlords and agents.

15 October 2015

Alex Cook initially trained as a Barrister (non-practicing) before cross-qualifying as a specialist commercial and property litigation solicitor. Prior to becoming joint owner of Helix Law in 2013, he was Head of Litigation and one of the youngest partners in the region in a large firm based in Eastbourne. Comfortable and experienced litigating against large international City firms, he has successfully resolved complex commercial and property disputes for clients ranging from large international businesses and property investors to individual business people. Alex is an accredited commercial mediator  and he is increasingly asked to advise on contracts, risk, dispute avoidance and exit strategies. He also continues to develop and innovate our products, services and funding arrangements with the aim of making specialist litigation services more transparent and accessible.

This article is written to raise awareness of the issues it discusses and it may not be updated after it is first written, even if the law changes. It is not intended to be legal advice and cannot be relied on as such. Helix Law is not responsible or liable for any action taken or not taken as a result of  this article. If you think the matters set out affect you and you wish to apply them to your particular circumstances then we are happy to give you free initial telephone advice. 

Contact Helix Law on 01273 761 990 or email: [email protected]