Monthly Archives: December 2015

What is regulation 421.1.201 and how does it affect landlords?

Not specifically aimed at landlords, the third amendment to BS 7671:2011 (IET Wiring Regulations Seventeenth Edition), was published in January 2015 and includes a new regulation requiring consumer units and similar switchgear assemblies in domestic premises to have a non-combustible … Continue reading

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Landlords Safety Considerations for Internal Window Blinds

Where internal window blinds are installed in premises where children 0 to 42 months are (ever) likely to have access or be present, ensure they comply with the EN 13120 standard. The standard includes: • Limitations on cord and chain … Continue reading

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Land Registry Property Alert service helping landlords prevent property fraud

Property fraud can happen in many ways. For example, fraudsters may attempt to acquire ownership of a property by using forged documents, or by impersonating the registered owner. The fraudsters may then raise money by mortgaging the property without the … Continue reading

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Is the landlord responsible for repairing garages and sheds?

The landlord has no statutory obligation to repair outbuildings such as garages and sheds unless they are an integral part of the dwelling house. The key piece of legislation that covers landlord repairing obligations is Section 11 of The Landlord … Continue reading

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