So I know a few of you have already contacted the Studentcircle Lettings Team to find our views on the recent email sent out by Coventry City Council about the licensing scheme. If you haven’t heard about it, Coventry City Council are currently developing proposals for a Selective Licensing scheme and a citywide HMO Additional […]
Category Archives: Legislation & Law
Legislation and Laws are in place to be followed within the letting industry to ensure the safety of both students and landlords. Our blog covers all matters within Legislation and Law, find out more here.
A New Year brings new challenges and it is important that landlords are aware of the changes to regulations and licencing in the industry. Whether you are a new landlord or you have been operating in or around Coventry for many years, the continually evolving state of the industry means it is vital that everyone […]
One of the biggest challenges a landlord faces is complying with regulations. New landlords are surprised by the number of rules and regulations governing their industry, and it can be difficult to keep up to date with new and changing regulations. If you are a landlord looking for support in complying with regulations, turn to […]
The government proposes to expand mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) which is designed to help councils standardise living standards in HMO’s across the country. The rules being introduced mean that the following properties must apply for a HMO license: Properties inhabited by five of more people, which makes up two or more […]
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill Currently, landlords have no obligation to their tenants to put or keep the property in a condition fit for habitation. They must repair structural damage and heating, gas, water and electricity installations – however these terms only apply once something has broken. A […]
Subject to approval: The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 is set to come into force on 6th April 2018. What does this mean for you? This regulation will allow all Landlords a degree of flexibility in when they can get their annual gas safety checks. In the same way as the current […]