Tagged: safety checks

Call for landlords to lobby MPs over nightmare tenants

Call for landlords to lobby MPs over nightmare tenants

The Residential Landlords Association is calling on Landlords to lobby MPs to tell them about nightmare tenants. This is part of a plan to debunk what it calls the myth of revenge evictions. Liberal...




10% renters suffer ill health due to state of property

10% renters suffer ill health due to state of property

Research from a YouGov survey has revealed that 10 per cent of 4,544 private renters in England have suffered ill health in the past 12 months because their private rented housing was of a...




Immigration Checks and a Code of Practice for the Private Rented Sector

Immigration Checks and a Code of Practice for the Private Rented Sector

The beginning of this month seen the announcement of a pilot area for landlords being responsible for checking the immigration status of their tenants.  The pilot area chosen was the West Midlands, with Wolverhampton...




All rental homes soon to require carbon monoxide detectors

All rental homes soon to require carbon monoxide detectors

A private member’s bill which would make it a legal requirement to install a functioning carbon monoxide detector in every rental and new build property has had its second reading in the House of...




Official code on lettings published

Official code on lettings published

Endorsed and commissioned by the UK Government, a new code has been published for the private rented sector. While parts of the code relate to mandatory legislation, most of the code sets out a...




Housing minister to unveil new code for the private rented sector

Housing minister to unveil new code for the private rented sector

The UK housing minister, Brandon Lewis, will today unveil a new code for the private rented sector designed to provide guidance on how to achieve high standards. Aimed particularly at new and inexperienced landlords,...




Renewed call for smoke alarms to be fitted in all private rented sector properties

Renewed call for smoke alarms to be fitted in all private rented sector properties

Nick Raynsford, the Labour MP for Woolwich and Greenwich, and former housing minister, has repeated his call for smoke alarms to be installed in all PRS homes. The call comes after a smoke alarm...




The Gas Safety Trust calls for landlords to be subjected to more stringent gas safety checks

The Gas Safety Trust calls for landlords to be subjected to more stringent gas safety checks

Research by The Gas Safety Trust revealed that the private rented sector was responsible for the highest number of carbon monoxide (CO) incidents, and has recommended  that landlords should be required  to install CO...




Landlords fail to research prior to investing

Landlords fail to research prior to investing

Research conduced by Platinum Property Partners shows that many buy-to-let investors carry out no or little research before making property purchases. Such news is surprising given that the value of the average property portfolio...




Call for mandatory electrical testing

Call for mandatory electrical testing

Shelter and Electrical Safety First have called for five yearly checks of wiring and other electric fittings to become mandatory. The charities reported that a third of properties fail to meet basic standards and...