More new rules for landlords

Charlotte Emsley director of Reeds Rains Clevedon

Charlotte Emsley director of Reeds Rains Clevedon - Credit: Archant

The government has taken unprecedented action to support renters during the pandemic in its quest to prevent people getting into financial hardship and as a result there have been no tenants evicted since the start of the pandemic.

The Government intends to give tenants greater protection from eviction over the winter by requiring landlords to provide their tenants (in England only) with six months’ notice, in all bar those cases raising other serious issues such as those involving anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse perpetrators, until at least the end of March.

The Government has said it will keep these measures under review with decisions guided by public health advice.

The vast majority of landlords have shown understanding and leadership, taking action to support tenants, but keeping up-to-date with all new legislation as it happens can be quite a headache for those letting property.

At Reeds Rains we pride ourselves on being experts in property lettings and as a franchise we have the autonomy of an independent agent with the professional back up of a large organisation. We are passionate about our local area delivering first class service when it comes to property rentals and so in good community spirit we offer free advice for self managing landlords.

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With a great deal of new legislation now in force and other regulation being discussed, landlords who don’t keep up-to-date with the latest rulings risk falling foul of the new laws, which can result in huge fines.

Any self managing landlords in Portishead, Clevedon and the surrounding areas, who want to make sure they are meeting all the new rules and regulations, or even those who are using agents to manage their property who want to ensure their agent has everything covered, are welcome to book in to one of our 30 minute surgeries for a free one-to-one online meetings with one of our professional lettings experts. n

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