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Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe Nation

Engineer applying annual service sticker

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2018, taking place 17th – 23rd September. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

HMO all change?

The government has recently published its consultation paper entitled ‘Houses in Multiple Occupation and residential property licensing reforms’ and covers, amongst other things: Extending the scope of mandatory HMO licensing National minimum room sizes in licensed HMOs Impact assessment Fit and proper test Refuse disposal facilities The governments reasoning for the proposed reforms are to… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Gas Safety issues for Landlords

If a residential landlord lets a house where there is a gas supply then he, or she must have a clear understanding of their responsibilities in relation to gas supply and appliances. These responsibilities are set out in the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 and the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Landlords must be aware of Right to Rent Checks

Here at our Gatwick office we see many landlords purchasing properties to let and it is important that landlords, letting agents and tenants of private rental residential properties are aware of the Immigration Act 2014. From 1 February 2016 this Act places new restrictions on illegal immigrants accessing private rented accommodation and it falls to… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Energy Performance Certificates – the new rules

The hectic rush to purchase second properties in the Crawley and Gatwick area before the introduction of the higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax has died back and landlords are seeking to let these properties as soon as possible if they have not done so already. Brexit is here and although house prices and… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Are second home owners in Crawley at risk of property fraud?

With every course I attend or legal article I read I am constantly reminded of the risks of property fraud. The risks appear to be everywhere but are especially prevalent in the case of second properties. The risk is very real and Alastair Lewis, the Director of Legal Services to the Land Registry was quoted as… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)